The LinkedIn for Jobseekers Online Course will ensure your LinkedIn profile reflects your personal brand and you know how to make use of LinkedIn to expand your network, build your credibility, research and engage with future employers. LinkedIn is used by over 300 million people globally and 14 million in the UK. More than 10 million people in the US have found their current job using LinkedIn.

LinkedIn for Jobseekers Course The course is delivered through the Distance Learning Centre's new on-line training portal, which is accessed via a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. Throughout the course students are supported by a personal course tutor who can give feedback on your work at any time throughout your study.

The Course consists of the following units:-

  • Learning Object 1: Your Personal Brand & LinkedIn Basics

This unit contains the following topics: What is LinkedIn, understanding your personal brand and finding a job.

  • Learning Object 2: Creating An Individual Profile

This unit contains the following topics: Joining LinkedIn, creating an optimised profile and security settings.

  • Learning Object 3: Using LinkedIn To Find A Job

This unit contains the following topics: Finding and connecting with people, using groups and using LinkedIn for research. Finding a job.


There are no particular entry requirements, although it is recommended that students have a good understanding of using computers.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time. As this is a short course, the student receives a fully-supported 3 month licence period and any support is delivered via email. As the course is self-study, you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer within the 3 month licence period.


As this is a short unaccredited online course there are no student assignments although there are exercises for the student to complete as they progress.


This course is designed for personal development and is not externally accredited. Students can request a Certificate of Completion after successfully completing all course learning objects.

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