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Build up your LinkedIn profile even if you don't have any work experience. It shows that you have a voice and passion.
How to build a professional profile using LinkedIn
Creating articles on LinkedIn
On Twitter, either start by asking more questions or make a comment when you re-post an article that interests you. The answers you get might start discussions which could lead to something. Asking questions shows that you’re interested. This will help to build your confidence.
When you’re using a Twitter profile with your real name for work, only publish tweets that you would be happy for a future employer to see.
How to write tweets
Give them the opportunity to get things right. Good organisers will want to do the right thing, but they just might not know how. If they refuse or are rude, try complaining on social media. You might get a more constructive response.
If you need your carer or assistant to attend an event, you should be able to get a ticket for them too.
If you need the event organiser to provide a dedicated volunteer on the day to assist you, contact them to ask for this.
The aim is to talk to like-minded people about things you’re both interested in. It’s not about asking if they have a job, or even trying to sell yourself. You are meeting people and talking about things you both have in common. These conversations can lead to future opportunities.
Don’t be afraid to talk to the person next to you. Start by talking about the presentation you’ve seen or something else you’re interested in. Don’t worry if they don’t want to talk, they might be nervous too. Just find someone else.
If you're feeling nervous, planning what you might talk about can help. You could research a relevant topic, and ask people for their views, or just stick to talking about the presentation you just saw.
After you go to an event, share or write about something you learned on social media. It all helps you to establish your professional profile.
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