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LinkedIn Profile

What is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional networking site, with more than 300 million members. It's a virtual "resume" that includes details about your education, professional interests, skills, and experience.

Why should you use LinkedIn?

More than 90 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn when hiring. It also allows you to manage your professional online identity, build your network, explore career options and view the profiles of professionals in your field along with more than 100,000 UB alumni and current students.

Want to use LinkedIn to start making connections? Here’s how...

  • Create an exciting headline such as "Economics Major and Aspiring Financial Analyst”.
  • Upload a picture. It doesn’t have to be too fancy but crisp and appropriate.
  • Customize your LinkedIn url like this: first and last name, no spaces).
  • Write your summary focusing on what you’re good at, what’s happening in your career and what’s next for you.
  • Build your profile to look like your resume with sections such as education, experience and skills.
  • Join appropriate LinkedIn groups.
  • Make connections!
  • Ready?  Begin by creating a profile.