Are You LinkedIn?

The St. Petersburg College, Downtown Campus, will hold a LinkedIn workshop for students on April 17th in DC202 from 11-1pmLinkedIn is a social media tool used for professional networking.


Social Media has taken the world by storm since the turn of the 21st century. If you ask a person if they utilize social media, the standard answers would be “oh yes I have a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat.”

LinkedIn is not necessarily high on some lists when it comes to the everyday person BUT it should be if you are looking to expand your career opportunities. LinkedIn is a professional social media that incorporates the fluidity and easy navigation of Facebook, while allowing you to connect with various different companies and recruiters for job opportunities.

Resumes are still a crucial component to being considered for a job or career and LinkedIn is essentially an online resume that you can create to show companies what you are made of. This event will not only educate students on how to create a profile picture, but also how to utilize or create a resume through Optimal Resume so that students can build their professional network.

Using the correct profile picture is crucial with LinkedIn, because as a professional representation of your resume, you want to look the part. Selfies aren’t professional even if you are wearing the correct attire but at the end of the workshop, students have the opportunity to have a professional photo taken.  These photos will be sent to the students via email to add to their newly created LinkedIn profile pages.

All students are welcome to this event. Keep an eye out for other Career Services events such as Working Wednesday. Please contact me and/or stop by Career Services for any questions that you may have.

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