LinkedIn basics

LinkedIn is the top social media site for professionals online, and it is often the first place recruiters will go to look up potential job candidates. Always have an updated summary, experience listing and a recent professional profile picture available on your LinkedIn account. The more information you provide on your profile, the higher your chances are of impressing a future employer.

LinkedIn is a research tool where you can search for people and cultivate your professional network. The Texas A&M University LinkedIn page is a great place to start looking for contacts, with over 300,000 current and former students on the site. If you go to the “Alumni” tab, you can look for Aggies in the search bar by title, keyword, or company. This is one way to see what companies have hired Aggies in the past. Search for Aggies based on where they live, where they work, what they do, what they studied, what they are skilled at, and how you are connected.