With over 450 million users, LinkedIn has become the most popular social media site for professional networking and job searching. Your profile is like an interactive resume. Employers can read about all of the positions you’ve held, can actually see your work and can see what skills others have endorsed you for. A strong profile is important in catching an employer’s eye. You want to highlight what you are most proud of and we hope that includes your Membership in Phi Sigma Pi. That’s why we are here to help with tips on incorporating Phi Sigma Pi into your LinkedIn profile!
Where should it go?
There are two places that you will want to put Phi Sigma Pi. The first is in “Activities and Societies” under “Education.” The second, and more important, is under “Organizations.” Here you can add your Executive Board/Chair position if you held one and add any notes on how you impacted your Chapter or the Fraternity at large. Examples of this would be:
- Increased Recruitment by 20%
- Created a partnership with *local philanthropy*
- Planned and executed a fundraiser that raised *$* for *program/philanthropy*
Pro tip: Make sure you have us listed correctly: Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity.
Leadership in Action
Are you certified in Leadership in Action? Add it to your “Certifications!” The Certification Name would be “Leadership in Action Certified,” the Certification Authority would be “Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity” and you can add phisigmapi.org/lia to the Certification url so profile viewers can learn more. This is also an awesome program to beef up your summary or add to your “Organization” notes! Include the Modules that you completed and don’t forget to mention that LiA is an award-winning program!
Just like you want to read a review before going to a restaurant, employers like to read recommendations before hiring. Ask your Faculty Advisor, Chapter President or an administrator that you have worked closely with on Phi Sigma Pi related events to write a recommendation for you. Though you can’t ask for a recommendation on a position held in an organization, you can ask for one as a student of a college/university.
Like and Share
Make sure that you “Like” our company page: Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity and share our posts to show off the organization that you were involved in and the ways that you are staying involved!
Connect with the Members in your Chapter and those that you meet along the way. When they see on your profile that you’re also involved in Phi Sigma Pi, you’ll have an instant bond. Endorse other Members for their skills and they will do likewise for you! Plus, you never know if a fellow Member may be able to connect you to your dream job or internship!
Join the Group
Last but not least, make sure you join the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity Members group. This group is designed for Collegiate Members to network with each other, find internships and establish mentorships with Alumni. Alumni are encouraged to join to post internships and offer support and advice to Collegiate Members.