What is LinkedIn and how can it help me?

What is LinkedIn and how can it help me?

  • LinkedIn is the leading professional network on the web
  • Connect with classmates, faculty, and family professionally
  • Find new opportunities for internships and full time positions
  • Manage what potential employers learn about you from the Internet
  • Find key contacts at companies that interest you

Why join LinkedIn?

  • Build your professional brand/ market yourself in your field
  • Find and pursue your career passion by browsing profiles and connecting with professionals in your field
  • Build and maintain professional relationships
  • Turn professional relationships into opportunities
  • Research staff at companies as you prepare for interviews and other opportunities

How to join LinkedIn

  • Go to: www.linkedin.com
  • Click on "Join Now" 
  • Click on "import your resume"  to upload your resume on LinkedIn you can fill out your profile in just a few minutes with this feature

How to join the SNRE LinkedIn Group

Now that I'm on LinkedIn, what do I do?

  • Add "connections"  (people you know from school or professionally) and browse their connections (tip: click on advanced search and search by school for U-M connections)
  • Join groups in which you have interest and browse their group members
  • Ask previous employers or professional contacts for recommendations (a brief recommendation of your work that you can include on your LinkedIn profile)
  • Strike up a conversation, share your knowledge with others, comment on interesting articles you've found in your field of study, reach out to someone new for an informational interview, get answers to your questions from industry experts, and reconnect with past colleagues
  • Click on the í¢â‚¬Å“companiesí¢â‚¬  tab and search for companies that interest you.  Look for U-M Alums or other contacts at these companies and let them know you are interested in their company

Developed by SNRE Career Staff using information from LinkedIn.com