In order to use LinkedIn, you will need to create a LinkedIn profile.
A LinkedIn profile is a page that describes your career history and education, and includes other information that you would like to share with employers, recruiters, and other professional connections.
The purpose of a LinkedIn profile is to create a positive first impression. Think of your profile as a summary of your “personal brand” — experiences, values, skills, and interests that can give others a sense of who you are and why you are someone they’d like to meet.
Your LinkedIn profile should not be the same as your resume. Your profile can be more general — and more personal.
A strong LinkedIn profile and professional network have the potential to lead to internships, employment, and other opportunities.