Social Networking: Make It Work For You

Social Media is Everywhere!

Although we live in a tech-savvy world, it is still important to use discretion with technology, especially when it comes to career plans and aspirations.

For information and tips on developing a professional social media presence, view:

Facebook (

"Like" the Career Center on Facebook

Edit your profile

  • Clean up the content on your profile
  • Keep negativity (employer and personal life) offline
  • Monitor comments, photos (and tags) made by friends
  • Carefully consider privacy settings
  • Don't mention your job search if you're still employed

LinkedIn (

Create a LinkedIn Registration

  • Currently 161,000,000+ users (as of March 2012)
  • Start building your profile

Use LinkedIn to:

  • Stay current on career-related trends and information
  • Network with alumni, employers and more
  • Find information on potential internship and job opportunities

Join the "Shippensburg University Career Network"

  • Your opportunity to connect with other students, employers, alumni, and faculty
  • Click on the "Groups" tab
  • Type "Shippensburg University Career Network" in the Groups Search box
  • Contact the Career Center with questions regarding the "Career Network"

Create Your Brand

  • Use your LinkedIn URL to promote you
  • Add LinkedIn information to your email signature

For more information and tips on using LinkedIn, view:

Twitter (

  • Not the best idea for your job search
  • If you're "tweeting", employers are searching your content
  • Make sure all of your "tweets" are professional

Checklist: Sweep Your Web Trail
(Make sure your online profile is spotless before employers view it)