Think of LinkedIn as your resume that never sleeps. But a lot more. It’s your professional brand in the world. It’s the result you actually want up top when someone Googles you (which they will!).
It’s who you are to employers, grad schools, future colleagues, and people you’re gonna want to stay connected to. Including those ‘old people’ who may just hire you someday.
And LinkedIn is the place to find and be found. The site has well over a million and a half student jobs and internships. And more than 9 in 10 companies use LinkedIn to recruit new hires.
If you’re not on LinkedIn, you simply don’t exist in the working world.
What to do: Read these selections to build the foundational knowledge for this module of the course.
I’ve chosen the following content and work for this unit:
- The Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Students – Ransom Patterson – College Info Geek ( https://collegeinfogeek.com/linkedin-summary-examples-for-students/ )
- 10 LinkedIn Profile Summaries That We Love (And How to Boost Your Own) – Kate Reilly – LinkedIn Talent Blog ( https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/linkedin-best-practices/2016/7-linkedin-profile-summaries-that-we-love-and-how-to-boost-your-own#howtosayit )
- 5 Stunningly Good Graduate Student LinkedIn Summary Examples – Andy Foote – LinkedInsights.com ( https://www.linkedinsights.com/5-stunningly-good-graduate-student-linkedin-summary-examples/ )
- 10 LinkedIn Tips for Students & New Grads – Omar Garriott – LinkedIn ( https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-tips-students-new-grads-linkedin-omar-garriott/ )