Career Growth Series for staff: Building your online presence

Join HR Employee Learning & Engagement for the next session in their Career Growth Series – Building Your Online Presence through LinkedIn. The virtual workshop will be 1:30–3 p.m. on June 14.  

LinkedIn offers more than opportunities to search for jobs—you can use it to build your network, participate in hot topic conversations in your field and the broader workplace, enhance your reputation and presence, and more. If you’re not using LinkedIn, you’re missing out on growth and connection opportunities.    

In this session, you will:   

  • Explore key components to building your LinkedIn profile   
  • Identify steps to optimize your profile, including the often-underutilized headline and summary   
  • Identify ways to use LinkedIn to build your personal brand and reputation—not just when you’re seeking a job 
  • Gather insights into how recruiters use LinkedIn, what they look at on your profile, etc.  

You’ll have several opportunities during the workshop to apply new strategies and edit your LinkedIn profile. 

*The first few minutes of this session are geared toward employees who are newer to LinkedIn. If you’re already a frequent user, we invite you to join us to explore strategies to strengthen your profile and online presence. 

To enroll in this virtual session, please click here or search for “Building Your Online Presence” in Oracle Learn. If you are unable to participate on June 14, a recording will be available as a self-paced offering in Oracle the next day. 

The goal of the Career Growth Series is to provide structured, intentional opportunities for staff to focus on their career development and to add tools and resources to their career development tool kit.   

Career Growth Series sessions include crafting your elevator pitch, building your online presence, updating and enhancing your resume, mock interviewing and more. To view details and enroll in sessions, please visit the Career Growth Series page. We invite you to participate in any sessions that interest you, adding to your tool kit as you build toward your next growth opportunity, whether that means gaining new skills to use in your current role, moving into a leadership position or enhancing your personal brand in your field.     


The HR Employee Learning and Engagement team unlocks the potential of every Vanderbilt employee by offering innovative and meaningful learning experiences, creating space to foster conversations and connections, and encouraging a culture of learning and growth. Our vision is for every employee to feel connected and integral to Vanderbilt’s mission, empowered to invest in themselves and succeed in their role, engaged in the campus community and inspired to design their best future.   

HR ELE workshops are offered at no cost to VU employees. Click here to view all of HR ELE’s upcoming learning experiences and self-paced resources. HR ELE also offers workshops for departments and teams upon request.