Introduction to LinkedIn
- What is it?
Using LinkedIn in Academic Libraries
- Community instruction
- Research instruction for students
o LinkedIn as a database
What makes a good profile?
- Basics of the profile
- Tips for creating a profile that will get you noticed
o First impressions are important
§ Profile Picture
o Personalized URL
o Samples of work/ relevant coursework
o Volunteer history
- Job Searching
Why should students care?
- Negatives outlook from students
o I’m not looking for a job so I don’t need to start a profile yet
o I’ll just wait until after I graduate
o It won’t actually be that useful
- Advantages of starting a LinkedIn account early
o Making connections now more than ever
o Companies use LinkedIn as a headhunting tool
§ You might find a job using LinkedIn before you graduate