LinkedIn For Your Internship or Job Search

Professional networking isn’t just a handshake at a career fair anymore. An online presence on LinkedIn is critical.

While it does serve, partly, as an online resume, it is much more than just that. LinkedIn is a social media tool built specifically for professionally oriented networking. It allows you to proactively seek out people in your extended network who can help you and it is a chance for you to present yourself professionally to recruiters who might be searching for people like you (94% use it!).

Some say up to 80% of jobs are never advertised through traditional outlets like corporate websites or job boards like CareerBuilder and Indeed. These positions are typically filled through referrals and direct sourcing by recruiters, and LinkedIn is their preferred tool.