Getting Connected

Using Social Media Tools to Network

In today's world social media can be a valuable networking resource to help you find a job. Below you'll find information on using LinkedIn.

Also check out the CDC Facebook page for postings on job and internship opportunities.


Using LinkedIn:
  • Create your own LinkedIn profile
    • Try to provide as much information as they ask for in order to have a strong profile.
    • Begin managing and adding contacts
  • Step by Step LinkedIn Guide


  • Create a user-friendly, professional profile, that represents you the way you want to be viewed.
  • Invite true friends and acquaintances to connect with you.
  • When you make requests, be clear about your goals and intentions from the beginning.
  • Do not just use the standard message LinkedIn provides, use your own wording.
  • Keep things slightly formal.  Think through your interactions and profile from an employer’s perspective.
  • Remember, even though it is online, value relationships over “transactions”
  •  LinkedIn Etiquette Guide

Alumni Network:

  • Use the "Group Directory" search feature and select the group name for "John Brown University".
  • If you are a Sophomore, you are an alum of JBU. Get connected with JBU by adding the following group to your profile: John Brown University Alumni

How to find a job using LinkedIn:

  • Using LinkedIn to find a job or internship
  • Tips:
    • Build your profile and connections first, then begin the search.
    • Choose the type of job you want, location and possible companies.
    • Contact people who are in hiring positions.
    • 1st degree network connections are the people you know; but the power of networking is in the second degree of connections. Ask a 1st connection to introduce you, then follow up with an introduction yourself.
  • How to Find Essential Employer Information on LinkedIn 
  • How to search for jobs and get connected with JBU Alumni - Video
  • How to find a job using LinkedIn - Video

LinkedIn Grad Guide Video Series

Other LinkedIn Tutorials
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