I remembered a couple of years ago my cousin said that I needed a Linkedin account. My cousin does cinematography work and said that it was helpful as far as him securing freelance work. Years later I finally have one and I’m slowly learning more about it. One thing for sure is that Linkedin is clearly for networking and as a journalist connecting with people is a key factor. A lot of my professor have Linkedin accounts and if your an exceptionally good student you just might be able to get you a referral.
Linkedin is different from other social media platforms because it’s all about professionalism. You have to carry yourself as a professional because it’s all about securing jobs and endorsements. One thing a wizard of Linkedin taught me was to make sure when building resumes make sure they are tailored toward that particular job.
You probably want to stay away from posting personal pictures on Linked it’s not used for that. If you want to post anything it should be job related. If it’s job related it could actually work in your best interest. Showing potentially employees photos of you on the job working can show people the type of work you are doing.
Linkedin is very helpful in helping you to connect with people already in the industry. You can potentially meet someone who can help you to reach the next step after graduation, just by creating a well made Linked in account.