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Using LinkedIn

Most people have heard of LinkedIn, but many feel unsure about how to use it effectively. If that sounds like you, this page can help you get started with your LinkedIn profile (or help you learn to use the profile you already have). If you need more help, schedule an appointment with a career advisor to talk about your LinkedIn profile.

Why Use LinkedIn?

Your LinkedIn profile is your online professional presence. It serves as an online résumé, in which you have expanded space to discuss and describe more about your work and leadership experiences. Furthermore, LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool. Once your profile is established, you can use LinkedIn to “meet” people in your field, University of Hartford alumni, and stay in touch with past professional contacts. 

LinkedIn also provides easy access to articles and thought-leaders in your field of interest. You can use the LinkedIn news feed to help you stay connected to current events in your field, stay up to date on what is happening at a specific company, and learn from important leaders in your area of study.

How to Get Started

Once you have decided to create a LinkedIn profile, you can use the links on the right hand side of this page to get started. You can also schedule an appointment with a career advisor to go over your profile and get more help.