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Using CVs and LinkedIn to showcase personal brand lesson


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Using CVs and LinkedIn to showcase personal brand lesson

This lesson is designed to help students understand the benefits of creating a tailored and unique CV and LinkedIn profile. By the end of this lesson students will be able to:

  • Begin to define a personal brand to help them stand out to potential employers
  • Be able to draw on different experiences to demonstrate transferable skills on a CV
  • Recognise how LinkedIn can help create networks and make contacts

The activities can be easily tailored to the ability of the young people you are working with and are suitable for those who already have a CV and who have started applying for jobs, as well as those earlier in their journey.

There are plenty of opportunities for young people to use the tools, films and articles on the LifeSkills Young people site to focus on developing their CV and professional profile independently after the lesson.


Looking for more resources on using LinkedIn? Why not share these LinkedIn tools for more job search support:

  1. Job search checklist

This checklist supports your learners to attract employers, grow their professional skills, and connect to new job opportunities through a standout LinkedIn profile.

  1. Rock your LinkedIn profile video

This tutorial will lead your students through how to create a LinkedIn profile that best represents them, with tips on choosing a profile photo, creating a custom headline, writing a personal summary, how to highlight work experience and more. You will need to sign into LinkedIn to access this free resource. 


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