Homework 3 emphasizes using professional networking sites such as LinkedIn. In this homework, you will:
A. Create and use a LinkedIn account to interact with friends
Note: For these activities within LinkedIn, you are welcome to include your professor and other students in the class. However, you do not have to. You are welcome to just use your known friends.
B. Perform the following specific activities:
1. If needed, create your LinkedIn account.
2. Login and complete and personalize your profile.
3. While completing your profile, be sure to include current and previous position, education, personal and additional information as appropriate.
4. Find connections to your friends
5. Research a couple of companies you might be interested in seeking employment within the future.
6. Configure and customize your privacy settings in LinkedIn.
C. Prepare a well-written paper no more than 3–5 pages in length.
In this paper you will cover the process of setting up the LinkedIn account, issues you encountered, privacy settings and the justification for selecting those setting, and how you envision using this account in the future. Discuss any personal or computer security issues you have with using LinkedIn.
Your name should be clearly listed on the first page along with the class/section, professor and due date. Your document should contain page numbers at the top of each page. Single or double space line formatting is acceptable. All references used for your report should be included in APA style format.
Submission Points Describes the process of creating or using a LinkedIn account. 10
Discusses issues and challenges associated with creating or using a LinkedIn account. 10
Describes the process and justifies the privacy settings used for the LinkedIn account. 15
Describes how you envision your LinkedIn account may be used in the future. 10
Provides screen captures and descriptions of successfully completing the required activities (activities 1-6) in this assignment. 30
Lists and describes any concerns related to using LinkedIn. 10
Document is well-organized and contains minimal spelling and grammar errors. The student’s name is clearly listed on the first page along with the class/section, professor and due date. The document contains page numbers at the top of each page. Single or double space line formatting is used. APA style format is used for references. 15