What Is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is the world's largest social network for professionals with over 575 million users. On LinkedIn, you have free access to the following (and more):

  • Detailed employer profiles like this one, which can tell you more about an organization, who works there, and which positions they're hiring for

  • 5 million active job & internship postings via LinkedIn's sophisticated job search engine

  • Network connections with colleagues, professionals in your field, and recruiters

  • Nearly 17,000 Eckerd alumni, many of whom are open to informational interviews from Eckerd students and recent graduates

  • Professional articles and insider tips for succeeding as a new professional

  • A free student trial of LinkedIn Learning: take courses on business software and tools, graphic design software, leadership and management, and more

How Do I Get Started With LinkedIn?

Use a great photo and an updated resume to set up your profile. Then connect with everyone you know (don't be shy!). Continue to check back and see who (hopefully a hiring manager!) has viewed your profile.

To maximize the success of your profile, become a LinkedIn All-Star by following these steps, and set up an appointment with a Career Advisor for additional pointers.

Need a professional photo?

Click here to schedule a time to take a headshot!

LinkedIn Quick Start Guide & Networking Guide