LinkedIn Groups• A place for professionals in the same industry or with similar interests to: – Share content – Find answers – Post and view jobs – Make business contacts – Establish themselves as industry experts
How to Join a LinkedIn Group • Hover over “Groups” in the top navigation bar and select “Groups Directory” • Use keywords to describe the type of group you’re looking for – Search for groups related to the program you’re enrolled in or graduated from – i.e. Medical Assisting
How to Join a Group on LinkedIn (cont.)• From here, you can select which groups you want to join
Searching a GroupAfter joining a group use the search functionalityto see who’s in the group and how they’reconnected to you.
How to Search a Group• From the Group navigation select “Members”• This brings you to a list of group members sorted by how many degrees away they are from you in your LinkedIn network
How to Search a Group • Use the search bar on the left hand navigation to search group members • “Advanced Search” will allow you to filter your search based on: – Names – Companies – User types – Locations – Etc.
Interacting Within a Group• Once you join a group, be sure to interact and contribute – Post relevant and timely articles and/or information – Share your insight by commenting on posts by other group members – Ask questions to gather opinions of other group members
Wrap-Up• Only join relevant groups• Contribute to the groups you join• Network with other group members Remember to join your campus’ group and subgroups on LinkedIn!