LinkedIn can be an effective and powerful tool in your job search. It's a great way to connect with professionals in your field who might be interested in your talent.

Why it's important... 

  • Your competition is on LinkedIn. Students are using LinkedIn to connect with their network, search jobs, and stay up to date with their favorite employers.
  • 93 percent of recruiters are using LinkedIn to find their future employees and almost 100 percent use it to initially screen applicants.
  • You can make personal connections with company representatives, both HR and hiring managers, who have the power to give you a job.

What do I need to do?

  1. First and foremost, before you begin networking and utilizing LinkedIn in your job search, you should ensure you’re making a great first impression with a compelling and effective profile. 
  2. Once you’ve got a profile you’re proud of, you can start utilizing LinkedIn’s global networking power in your job search.
  3. For more help with finishing touches and best practices, visit the Career Services Learning Center, attend Career Services Husky Talks, or schedule a one-on-one appointment.