As the world’s largest professional network, LinkedIn helps you connect with experts in your field, build industry knowledge, and showcase your skills and experience.

Your LinkedIn checklist

  • Choose a professional profile photo.
  • Customize your public profile URL using your name or an abbreviated version of it. (Your username should be consistent across all social media channels, if possible.)
  • Revise your profile regularly, as you do your résumé.
  • Join groups relevant to your industry of interest.
  • Follow company pages and locate Northwestern alumni.
  • Search for jobs or internships by industry, job function, or location.
  • Use proper etiquette. Don’t contact people you do not know without a connection or introduction.