Build Your Linkedin Profile

Career ID Code L inked P rofile LinkedIn is a social networking website for professional networking. With over 225 million users representing over 200 countries around the world, LinkedIn is a fast-growing professional networking site that allows members to create business contacts, search for jobs, and find potential clients. Individuals have the ability to create their own professional profile that can be viewed by others in their network, and also view the profiles of their own contacts. Source: CrunchBase.com B uild Y our

The 5 Golden Rules of Student Profiles 1. Include a professional photo of you alone 2. Have your headline include your area of study and/or career ambitions 3. Create a keyword-rich summary that includes types of positions you are seeking 4. Include volunteer activities, internships and extra- curricular activities 5. Get recommendations from professors, advisors and internships

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Promote Your LinkedIn Profile in Your Email Signature Line

Jane Doe, B.S. in International Business, May 2014 Phone: 336-555-5555

Email: Jane.Doe@uncg.edu Connect with me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/JaneDoe

Promote Your LinkedIn Profile through Status Updates A great way to stay on other people’s radar screens and enhance your professional image is to update your status at least once a week. Tell people about events you’re attending, major projects you’ve completed, professional books you’re reading, or any other news that you would tell someone at a networking reception or on a quick catch-up phone call.

Share Your Work A final way to enhance your LinkedIn profile is to add examples of your writing, design work, or other accomplishments by displaying URLs or adding LinkedIn Applications. By including URLs, you can direct people to your website, blog, or Twitter feed. Through Applications, you can share a PowerPoint or store a downloadable version of your resume.

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