LinkedIn is not just your online resume; it’s a representation of your entire professional self. While your resume should be concisely catered to the specific job you are applying for, your LinkedIn should contain all of the accomplishments, ambitions, experiences, and interests that are not possible or even appropriate to include on your paper resume. In other words: have at it. Once you’ve built a profile, it’s time to start engaging. LinkedIn is a tool that many recruiters and hiring companies use to find people who would be a good fit for their company, and being active on LinkedIn will exponentially increase your visibility, and with it, the networking opportunities that come your way. But how do you build up a LinkedIn presence from scratch? We’ve made a list of 5 easy ways to get your LinkedIn into shape. The first step: Start building the right network. Learn how to send top notch invites and access more LinkedIn profile tips for recent grads below.
Kristen Hamilton is the Co-Founder and CEO of Koru, the leader in predictive hiring. As a technology entrepreneur and executive with a passion for impact, Kristen has a successful track record driving value for customers and investors. She co-founded e-commerce pioneer Onvia and took it public in 2000. Kristen built the organization to 500 people, raised over $300 million of investment capital, and led the M&A team to acquire and integrate four private companies in two years. Kristen then shifted focus to education and talent acquisition, as head of educator strategy at Microsoft, and COO of World Learning, where she ran operations in 66 countries.More from Kristen Hamilton