LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. The purpose of the site is to allow registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business. The people in the list are called Connections. Users can invite anyone (whether a site user or not) to become a connection. As of February, LinkedIn reported more than 414 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
To set up your personal LinkedIn account profile go to: www.linkedin.com
The following LinkedIn resource documents have been provided to help students utilize this networking tool effectively:
LinkedIn Etiquette (Adobe PDF file)
How to Build a Professional Profile (Adobe PDF file)
Conducting Employer Research (Adobe PDF file)
Networking Professionally (Adobe PDF file)
Finding Your Career Passion (Adobe PDF file)
Once you setup your LinkedIn account profile you can expand your network of contacts immediately by joining the GT Center for Career Discovery & Development Group and the GT Alumni Association Group. Just type the group name in the search area at the top of the homepage to submit your request to join each group.