LinkedIn might be the single most powerful networking tool available, and it is miraculously 100% free to access all over the world. LinkedIn is more than just a social media platform. It’s where motivated professionals come together to share information, promote their accomplishments, and make big career moves. LinkedIn is also where recruiters come to post jobs, scout candidates, and vet applicants. If you’re in the market for an internship or job in the near future, having a LinkedIn profile is a necessary first step. Seasoned career professionals know that having a profile isn’t enough though. Using LinkedIn to create and maintain connections is an invaluable resource for growing as a professional, and a necessary networking tool in the job search process.
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You’ll need to build your profile page after creating an account on LinkedIn. Remember, the Basic account is free, and you can do most of what you need to do (network, research companies, seek open positions, etc.) with a Basic account. Creating your profile might seem intimidating, but if you follow this guide, you’ll feel well-equipped to develop a strong LinkedIn presence.
Guide to Building your LinkedIn Profile is a step-by-step resource for building your LinkedIn profile.
Visual LinkedIn Profile Checklist Use this quick checklist to make sure your profile is as professional as it can be.
“LinkedIn Summary Examples” is a Career Hub resource that gives you tips for what to include in the “About” section (also known as the “Summary” section) of your LinkedIn profile.
How to Use LinkedIn’s Alumni Tool for Networking within LinkedIn. There’s a specific tool that’s called the alumni tool, and it can help you find alumni from schools you graduate from—and then help you build your network. Here is a handy guide on how to approach the LinkedIn Alumni tool!
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