BSBB 1006 - LinkedIn: Building a Robust LinkedIn Profile

  • Noncredit

Learn to build an effective professional LinkedIn profile

How does social media affect how people conduct career searches, pipeline talent, or develop potential sales opportunities? In this LinkedIn training course, you’ll learn about these areas and what LinkedIn has to offer.

LinkedIn is the most important cross-industry professional network around. Anyone serious about their professional career should have an account. Additionally, anyone looking to broaden their professional network to enhance a career search, find potential job candidates, identify new sales opportunities, or learn from industry experts, should focus on having a strong online presence in LinkedIn.

Why build a robust profile?

Over 97% of recruiters use LinkedIn as a primary source for talent pipelining. In addition, over 97% of users find it to be the most useful site for lead generation, and 80% of decision makers have a LinkedIn profile. With over 400 million users throughout 200 countries, LinkedIn helps users connect and find professionals in multiple industries.

The first step is building a robust LinkedIn profile is ensuring that it is 100% complete. Users with a complete profile are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through this social outlet.

Through this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand settings and the home page before creating a LinkedIn profile
  • Identify profile components for 100% completion
  • Learn additional strategies to increase search engine optimization

A LinkedIn training course designed for you

This course benefits all professionals, including those who are looking for career opportunities or experiencing a career change, as well as those interested in expanding their network for sales purposes, and/or recruiting candidates with specific qualifications or backgrounds.

People who use LinkedIn are typically looking to: find a job/internship/clients, hire or partner with new people, keep tabs on their business acquaintances, and network, or more specifically, become visibly active in professional communities that matter to their long-term career goals.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Important Information

Earn a digital badge

Earn a digital badge to illustrate your knowledge

In addition to gaining valuable skills, when you successfully complete this course, you can earn a digital badge to share among your professional and personal network. Display it on your resume, online portfolio, website, and social media pages to demonstrate your knowledge and skills. Learn more about digital badges.

Textbooks and Materials

All materials are supplied within the online course.


Melissa Luna, M. Ed., GCDF, President, Strategic Advancement LLC
Melissa Luna, M. Ed., GCDF, President, Strategic Advancement LLC

Trainer. Speaker. Career Coach.

Melissa Luna has over 15 years of experience with career coaching and organizational training/recruiting. She believes that providing unique career development tools and training programs is crucial to engage our younger generations. Working with youth on recognizing their individual strengths, helping improve their communication skills, and identifying their career/academic interests is a passion for Luna. This includes helping young professionals understand how to conduct a college search, develop college/job application materials, resume or cover letter development, and/or develop a strong on-line presence. She also has a background in helping young professionals learn proper professional etiquette, how to become more civically engaged in their communities, and how to develop essential (soft) skills that might not be attained in the academic environment (student development that takes place outside of the classroom).

An alumna of Colorado State University, Luna graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She later received her graduate degree in Education (MS. Ed.) from Texas A&M University. Luna recently completed her Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification in March 2016, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator Certification in May 2016, and completed the Gallup Strengths Coaching Certification Course for certification in October 2016.

She is an energetic presenter who is a topic expert on the future of talent development programs, leadership, and career development. When not engaged in speaking or helping clients with their career development and training needs, Luna can be found in the gym preparing for powerlifting competitions.

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