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LinkedIn and Facebook

Your online image is as important a factor in whether or not you land a job or interview as a resume, cover letter or interview, so do everything you can to make sure it’s a professional representation of whom you are. Remember, employers do web searches on prospective employees, just as you do them. Think before you post.


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LinkedIn connects you to people who know you and lets you view their connections, increasing your potential networking contacts. The site also has a video section designed for students where you can get help creating a profile or whipping up your own personalized video pitch.

Visit LinkedIn for Students

A guide to understanding what LinkedIn can do for you.

Top 5 Profile Tips

  1. Complete your employment history.
    Keep your profile up-to-date with past positions and professional accomplishments.
  2. Add your education.
    LinkedIn help re-connect with your classmates and meet fellow alumni.
  3. Use a photo.
    Help people remember you by adding a professional-looking photo to your profile.
  4. Include at least 3 skills.
    Skills and industry keywords will help you be found in searches.
  5. Create your own vanity URL.
    Customize your profile URL that appears in search results. Share it with colleagues and add it to signatures or business cards.


Facebook is the most used social networking site on the planet. Thousands of brands, companies, and organizations have fan pages and even job boards you can use with Facebook apps. Facebook allows you to interact with them and share their posts and articles on your page. Reminder – if you’re using your Facebook account for professional networking, make sure your content is professionally appropriate.

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Events & Workshops

  • Sep 30
    Session on how to present yourself quickly and succinctly when you have a captive audience for a short time
    6:30 p.m.

    Princeton Room, Daly's Dining Hall

  • Oct 1
    Join our Outcomes successful alumnus Ryan Guth ’06, Director of Choral Music, Marlboro Middle School and Founder, Voiceworks, for a session that will offer you 50 topics for success as a new graduate.
    6:30 p.m.

    Talbott 2

  • Oct 2
    Rider undergraduate, graduate students and alumni will have a chance to market themselves to prospective employers.
    11:00 a.m.

    Student Recreation Center

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