LinkedIn is a valuable business networking tool and is critical to a successful job search. At Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business MBA Career Center, we work with our students to help them maximize the value of Linked In.
Be Found – Build a powerful profile so employers searching for people like you can easily find you online. Make it easy for alumni, current students, and former business colleagues to find you. The true power of your connections comes from the second and third level so work to build a strong first level of connections.
Quality Not Quantify – There is no prize for having the most contacts but the right contacts are invaluable. Build a network of people you know to help you achieve your career goals.
Seek Feedback – We review the students’ LinkedIn profiles with them and offer suggestions for improvements. Have someone else review your profile and share feedback. Another set of eyes can add valuable insight.
Alumni Connections – In additional to joining LinkedIn groups for alumni, utilize the alumni search to identify alumni connections in your target companies.