As a freshman in college, it is easy to get swooped up in the glamor and excitement of finally living on your own. Sometimes it is easy to forego a resume-building opportunity in order to have that extra hour on a Tuesday night to get ready to go out with your friends. Whatever the case may be, it is very important to begin to establish yourself professionally.
One of the easiest ways to begin to establish yourself is to create a LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is beneficial for you in so many different ways. First, it allows you to put yourself out there in the professional market. With your profile created, you will definitely be inspired to begin to build up your resume. This is also a great social media platform to connect with a variety of people who you will meet throughout college.
Did you attend a career fair recently and receive a business card of someone you are interested in hearing from? Well, connecting with them on LinkedIn is the perfect opportunity for you to make a connection that could definitely benefit you in the future. Along with this, most professionals and students nowadays have LinkedIn profiles and many job recruiters use LinkedIn to find viable candidates for the positions that they are looking to fill.