LinkedIn & Professional Online Identity

Social media is a powerful tool, but if not managed wisely your online identity could be harmful. Follow these tips to maintain a professional online presence.

  • If you have a common name, consider using a middle name/initial on your resume and your online profile.
  • Assume everything you post will be seen by potential employers; when in doubt make it private.
  • Search your name and make certain you are comfortable with the returns – if not, adjust your privacy settings.
  • Focus on building your professional identity (such as on LinkedIn) so any less flattering information appears lower.

Download our guide on building a strong LinkedIn profile, including tops tips and samples for the ‘About Me’ section.

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Career Strategy Worksheets

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Building Your LinkedIn Profile

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Professional “Headline”: After your name, this is the first line viewers see. Go beyond simply putting “student.” (Examples: Marketing Intern, Yale College Junior or Yale Graduate Student Seeking Digital Advertising Positions or Junior Environmental Studies Major at …

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Career Resources

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