LinkedIn and You

The social media site LinkedIn is a critical tool for job seekers. Today’s class will feature a workshop with a staff member from Career Services, who will introduce LinkedIn and discuss the ways that the site can work for you.


After completing this assignment, students should be able to

  • list the percent of job openings that are never published
  • list the ratio of additional engagements generated by a LinkedIn profile picture
  • Define and summarize best practices related to the following elements of the LinkedIn platform
    • profile picture
    • summary
    • employment history
    • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree connections
    • connect requests