Quote from Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn Founder:

LinkedIn is a professional social media platform designed for building connections for freelance work, a customer base, potential business partners or simply to keep job prospects open. Many UIC students have found jobs and internships using LinkedIn, while expanding their professional network.

The goal of LinkedIn in your job search is to get noticed by creating and sharing content that informs potential employers about your skills, interests and how you can solve problems.

Helpful tips for a great LinkedIn experience

LinkedIn's New Features

  • Salary insights on jobs which come from employers and estimated salaries from members submitted privately.
  • How You Match feature analyzes your education, skills, years of experience and current job title to see if you’re a fit with desired job titles.
  • Career Advice feature which connects members across LinkedIn for mentorship. Find the Career Advice hub on your LinkedIn profile dashboard.
  • Find Nearby feature scans nearby devices during events, meetings and conferences. Try starting a conversation digitally and then introduce yourself. Use your phone and click on “My Network” and then “Find Nearby”.

Make the most of your LinkedIn experience