How to Get the Most Use of LinkedIn

Ali DeMocker

Like thousands of other students, I will be graduating in May with a degree in communication. Many of us are wondering, how can I stand out when applying to jobs? A great start is signing up for a LinkedIn professional profile. It is a great way for you to find job openings as well as job recruiters to find your profile based on your skills.

Here are some tips to getting the most use out of your LinkedIn profile:

1. Determine the skills you have based on your interests and the type of jobs you are applying to. I suggest purchasing Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath and taking the quiz on the Strengths Finder website. You can also use a Google search to find out more information about your specific field of interest. Once you have completed your research, add your skills to the Skills and Endorsements section of your LinkedIn…

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