LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. A Facebook for professionals. 100 million members strong, LinkedIn is an increasingly important tool in a competitive job market, and gives the user to paint for themselves their online professional persona. Users can upload their resume, stay in touch with associates, and even integrate blogs or Twitter feeds. Human Resources representatives are increasingly taking advantage of online search tools to data-mine potential hires upon receipt of their application. A LinkedIn profile, often the first result when your name is queried online, will give you some control over what they find.
If you already have a LinkedIn account, be sure and connect with the Pace M.S. in Publishing Program!