LinkedIn: Beyond the basics

Networking is indispensable to maintaining professional contacts. Nowadays, people increasingly network online, especially on LinkedIn. Anyone who wants to be ‘found’ or is looking for a job or freelance work would do well to make use of this online network, say Aaltje Vincent and Jacco Valkenburg, the authors of the Dutch-language booklet Solliciteren via LinkedIn [Finding a job on LinkedIn].

Target group

For Academy staff who would like to get more out of their online network and take advantage of everything LinkedIn has to offer.


During this workshop, you’ll learn how LinkedIn can help you take advantage of your network and achieve your career goals. You’ll use your basic profile to create a professional version that is easy for potential clients and employers to ‘find’. By the end of the workshop, you’ll know how to make LinkedIn work for you.

Practical information

  • Duration: One session, from 1.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Language: Dutch or English, depending on participants
  • Group size: Maximum of 10 people


The Local Consultations Committee (employer and union representatives) considers it well worthwhile to spend part of the employee benefits budget on sustainable career development. Training, courses and coaching meant to support sustainable career development are therefore funded from this budget.