So many college students wonder if they really need a LinkedIn account. After all, they aren’t quite yet in the “professional” category. And yet LinkedIn isn’t just for workforce veterans. Today, many college students and soon-to-be grads are getting noticed on LinkedIn for their part-time work, internship experience, and the soft skills they’ve mastered.
As you’ll see in this infographic from vettimesjobs.com, though, showcasing those skills, talent and experience is just one of five reasons to create a LinkedIn account…
Here’s Why You Should Create a LinkedIn Account
True: LinkedIn seems to have assumed the role of a stuffy, old networking platform used by suit and tie types. Included are elements vital to your career like connecting with future colleagues and networking with influencers in your industry. You’ll also come to understand the importance of leveraging LinkedIn to gain more work experience. Finally, learn how vital LinkedIn can be as you continue your career-specific learning journey.
Most important: along the way, you’ll learn that LinkedIn is more than a networking platform for the old guard. It’s the portal to your early career.