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LinkedIn Tips

LinkedIn can be used as a digital curriculum vitae/resume and embodiment of your personal brand which allows you to connect with colleagues and follow companies and industries, such as healthcare.

Creating a LinkedIn account is free and easy. Ensuring that you have a stellar profile will help you stand out. Having a LinkedIn account is not a necessary requirement, however, it is very common among non-traditional pharmacy paths and entrepreneurial-minded pharmacy students and pharmacists.

When building your LinkedIn account, we recommend looking at other colleagues’ pages to see what you like and don’t like. It’s very important to note that advice on how to arrange your page and what to include is all opinion-based. Evaluate any feedback and incorporate what you believe aligns with your personal brand.


LinkedIn Tips for Each Section

We have created a guide for how to create each section. It can be utilized when initially setting up your account, or updating your profile.

If you are creating a LinkedIn page for the first time and do not feel you have the time to add in all the applicable sections, The following are recommended as the basic building blocks of a profile.

  • Title
  • Education
  • About section
  • Current work position
  • Public profile URL customized
  • Headshot if you have one available

Resources

Additional resources are provided below that include videos, eBooks, and blogs on LinkedIn tips for pharmacy students and/or pharmacists.

KPIC Resources: Additional Resources: Additional Paid Resources:
LinkedIn Checklist Mary Tremaine, PGY1 Resident, LinkedIn Tips Academy & Apothecary
Personal Branding Worksheet Tony Dao’s eBook on LinkedIn for Pharmacists  
LinkedIn Guide Pharmacy Times A Student Pharmacist’s LinkedIn Guide  
  RxAshlee Blog 10 Tips to Leverage Your Linkedin  
  5 Ways to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Better Job Results  
  LinkedIn for College Students  

If you are needing assistance with any of the sections above please contact Pamela Hite at phite@cop.sc.edu with the subject, “LinkedIn Advice,” and include your name.

If you find our resources helpful or have suggestions for additional resources to include, please let us know here.