Sean Verdi, a sophomore at Saint Joseph’s University, believes that he does not have to rely on LinkedIn for his job in the future. He says “I do not need to use social media to advertise myself”. He does not like how everyone is behind a computer screen and can potently portray someone they are not.

Andrew Kirchner, a sophomore at Saint Joseph’s University, got his LinkedIn summer going into freshman year in college. He believes that LinkedIn is opening a lot of job opportunities for him. It allows him to make connections with fellow colleagues, students, alumni from schools, and other people in general areas of study. He states how “LinkedIn allows everyone to promote and share ideas about various topics throughout the business world.”

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Kirchner stated that there are people that you want to connect with on LinkedIn, but you know there is no connection there and he believes it opens to share new ideas with each other. He had an internship this summer with PennSpring Capital and said that he was surprised how LinkedIn was the first thing they went to. Kirchner stressed the fact that LinkedIn is essentially your resume coming to life.

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Abby Williams, a sophomore at Saint Joseph’s University, has a LinkedIn but does find the time to use it. She wants to study it more before she starts becoming serious with it. Williams mentions how it can be stressful at times and how she wants to come across looking as professional as possible. She enjoys the “rush” she gets when making a new connection with people. Williams says how she wants to start using it more when she is ready.

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LinkedIn can cause more harm than good if you are not careful. LinkedIn is a type of social media that allows people to make “connections” in order to help them get jobs. It is considered to be a social media which tends to bring stress to a lot of people. This site has been around for about ten years and allows a student or a business professional to be “in the network”.  If you want to protect your self-esteem LinkedIn is not the site for you.

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Constantly, people are able to post their success with their job, how much money they are making, and their current job they have. It could be a positive or negative effect on people. Some may look at it as motivation as others may get embarrassed by themselves. LinkedIn also has the feature to buy a $20-month premium. This allows you to find all the ways you don’t match up for other people who applied for a job.

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Before getting a LinkedIn, you have the option to buy a $30 learning course to learn everything about the site. The stress to look a certain way and to advertise yourself for potential bosses can be overwhelming. When someone visits your page, you get a notification they were on it. Nicole Williams stated that “people think LinkedIn is like Twitter where it’s about quantity over quality, but you’re supposed to be building a valuable professional relationship to leverage into career opportunities.”

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