My Top Tips for LinkedIn

Today we're talking about LinkedIn. The biggest thing I've learned about LinkedIn is that I don't know how to use it. In our book for class, "Social Media Marketing Workbook: How To Use Social Media for Business" we're discussing LinkedIn. This book brings up a lot of good facts and points about LinkedIn.

Last year I made a LinkedIn account because I thought that's what people going through business school did. Having very little knowledge about LinkedIn and a profile that's next to incomplete, LinkedIn has still done alright for me. I've somehow managed to get through a few rounds of interviews, unfortunately the jobs weren't for me in the end, but that's not the point. The point is you don't have to be a business professional, you don't have to have a resume as long as a chapter in Harry Potter, you just have to want success. 

I've come up with a few introductory steps on how to use your LinkedIn profile to network, and you don't even have to be a pro. 

1. Set it up
Find a good photo, get your profile all nice and pretty, and put your best foot forward. 

2. Make some connections
My mom has always said,
'It's not about what you know, it's about who you know.' I never realized how accurate this was until I made a LinkedIn. The entire algorithm of this site is based off of making connections and connecting with your connections' connections, and so on and so forth.

3. Be yourself
In every aspect of life, but especially LinkedIn you should be yourself, but in a I'm-professional-you-should-hire-me type of way. Getting a job is all about what skills and talents you have that you can bring to a company, not what the company can mold you into being. If it isn't right, it doesn't mean you're a horrible interviewer or you have no skills.

I hope you learned something today, and you have a bit of a different perspective of LinkedIn. Thanks always for reading, and I hope you can find something to laugh about today.


  1. As a business major these tips are great! Love to see how it can help my future!


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