LinkedIn is a social network specifically designed for career and business professionals to connect and establish networks. Most commonly LinkedIn is used for professional networking, specifically employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs.

Key features

  • Create and show professional portfolio of work examples, photos, and videos.
  • Alumni tool to find others associated with your school, industry, or location.
  • Join groups based on topics, certifications, and skills.
  • Follow trending stories to see the most popular news stories.
  • Check analytics to track your content’s engagement and reach.
  • Use chat messaging for quick conversations.

Getting started

Create a profile at LinkedIn and ensure to enter as much information as possible. Profiles in LinkedIn are generally detailed and may take some time to complete. From there you can search for existing and new contacts and join related groups.