LinkedIn 101: Using LinkedIn to Land Your Dream Job Before You Graduate PART 3

Discover Your Earning Potential

LinkedIn tapped into its network of more than 530 million members to give you salary tools that provide deep insights into the compensation landscape. You can also dig deeper into the salaries from specific companies you’re interested in so when the time comes to talk money, you’re ready.


LinkedIn Salary includes average salary, bonus, and equity data for specific job titles, and the different factors that impact pay such as years of experience, industry, company size, location, and education level.

Connect with Alumni

One of the easiest ways for students and alumni to make connections is through the LinkedIn Alumni tool. It’s an easy way to explore alumni connections from your school, where they work now and in what cities. Simply search for your school and select “see alumni” to get started. You can access career paths for more than 23,000 colleges and universities worldwide.

This post is the second in a multi-part series of LinkedIn 101’s, brought to you by a representative from LinkedIn’s supplemental learning-based site. As students, we know how important, yet overwhelming LinkedIn can be, so we want to set you up for success! Stay tuned for more, and remember: Always Be Making Connections!

By Caroline Gervais
Caroline Gervais Student Director, CareerEdge & Event Planning Team