Careers Service

Making Contacts & Using LinkedIn

Making Contacts & Using LinkedIn

Learn more about how making contacts and networking can be valuable for your career.

Making contacts and using platforms such as LinkedIn can be valuable, whether it's to help you research possible career options, find out more about an employer or ask for advice and insights from people working in areas that interest you.

On this page, you can find both Careers Service and external events on making contacts, networking and using LinkedIn. We also work closely with top graduate employers who offer events specifically for Newcastle University students. 

See below for details of upcoming live events. You can also find recordings from previous events and webinars below.

Upcoming events

Events will be listed by date below. Clicking on each link below will take you to MyCareer for more details and to find out how to attend.

Recorded events and webinars

This is where we'll post any recorded sessions and webinars, for you to watch in your own time. 

Make the most of LinkedIn

Our series of tutorials on how to make the most of LinkedIn cover the following topics:

  1. Finding opportunities [3:31]
  2. Researching companies [3:26]
  3. Getting inspiration from others [3:13]
  4. Using groups [3:43]
  5. Making connections [2:56]
"Make the most of Linked In 1: Finding opportunities" tutorial screenshot

How to use LinkedIn

Watch our 12 minute LinkedIn presentation to learn how to:

  • maintain an effective LinkedIn profile
  • connect with employers
  • conduct useful career research
  • search for jobs and work experience
Screenshot of title page from our "How to use LinkedIn" online masterclass presentation