LinkedIn Resources

LinkedIn is an important tool that helps you build your online brand. Check out the resources below to help you best utilize LinkedIn.

General Tips for LinkedIn:

  • Use industry keywords in your profile
  • Post a professional photo
  • Only request to connect if you are prepared to tell them why you are asking
  • Always include a personalized message in your invitation (“Add Note”)
  • Include student leadership activities
  • Consider including relevant courses in your education section
  • Customize and use your profile link in your email signature
  • Search for alumni in your chosen field through the Alumni portion of the Penn State University page
  • Request brief recommendations from supervisors and co-workers to add to profile

Additional resources for LinkedIn:

Researching Companies and Networking