LinkedIn: 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].

This training course teaches you the ins and outs of professional networking on LinkedIn based on their tips and tricks.

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.


This training course covers the following topics:

  • How to create a profile
  • How LinkedIn works
  • What LinkedIn offers
  • Networking on LinkedIn
  • Recruiters from recruitment and selection agencies and LinkedIn (and how to take advantage of them).

Practical information

  • Duration: One session, from 1.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Date: To be announced
  • Language: Dutch and English
  • Location: To be announced
  • 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.