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.

Visit our tips on building a strong LinkedIn profile and watch this short video on Connecting through LinkedIn to help get you started.

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News from OCS

Job Search Tracking Tool

Use these steps to help you keep track of your job search, including companies of interest, job applications, and networking conversations (both Excel and Word tables work well).


Explore and generate a list of companies at which …

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OCS YouTube Channel

OCS is excited to share our brand new YouTube Channel! You’ll find all our animated videos, panel talks, career development webinars, and more. Subscribe and don’t miss the latest OCS videos.

You’ll find several playlists surrounding career exploration and the …

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Career Strategy Worksheets

OCS has many online resources, and we also have select printable worksheets that cover the major elements of the job/internship search process. Use these worksheets in preparation for an advising appointment, or simply on your own.

Values, Interests, and Skills

By Yale Office of Career Strategy
Yale Office of Career Strategy
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Job Search Resources


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