Our Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department recently hosted a "Breaking In" workshop for current students and alumni. These 3 top tips on Linked In were provided by MSPP Organizational Psychology Alumna, Leto Papadopoulos.
- Keyword your LinkedIn profile with all relevant terms related to the types of positions you're looking for within OD. This can be done within the summary, job descriptions or skills & endorsements sections. It doesn't matter where on your profile those terms are located, you will still appear in search results and terms will be highlighted.
- Create a strong career summary for your profile. This is a big picture overview - if your background isn't in OD, find transferable skills/accomplishments to highlight.
- Use LinkedIn to create networking opportunities. It's an extension of your in-person activities. Do your research on companies and people to meet with, and then use it to get introductions to set those meetings.