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Your guide to a lit LinkedIn Profile

Hello EduMagicians,

I’m here to share with you a special episode all about Linked In. This episode was adapted from a training session that I did with Deb Snyder, former president of AAEE. We did a whole training session all about LinkedIn. During this episode we will share tips and strategies for each part of the Linked In profile to make it shine for educator awesomeness. For those of you who are on the go please go to for a PDF of the tips shared and screenshot examples from my own profile to make a lit LinkeIn profile.

Now, I know some of you may be thinking Sam, why do I need another social media account? I have Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest. Do I really need Linkedin, what? YES! My friends you do! LinkedIn is that digital professional handshake. It is the extension of your resume, business card, and digital portfolio. This is something you can give someone at a job fair say on a business card or resume. It is just a great tool to have in your back pocket. Let’s start with WHY.

Why Linked In

· Connect with employers

· Find alumni

· Obtain endorsements

You can post:

· Resume

· Education experience

· Work experience

· Achievements

· LinkedIn for Students

First - join!

First, let's create an account. Simply go to . You are going to fill in your information and click Join. After you created an account let's fine tune your professional LinkedIn profile. Your profile should include your first and last name, location, and a headline that showcases what you do and what are you are passionate about when it comes to teaching and learning.

  • Write this part LAST

  • Brief description of who you are

  • What you are excited about?

  • What have you done in the field of education?

  • What are your future plans?

Work experience
  • List most recent experience first

  • Title of job

  • Dates held

  • Description of job

  • Awards? - post them here

Think about:

  • Coaching?

  • Tutoring?

  • Camp counselor?

  • Field experience?

Education experience
  • Start with your bachelor’s degree