MFin Career Question of the Week: Is LinkedIn Premium worth it?

Is LinkedIn Premium worth it?

Here in the CDO we encourage all of our students to engage in networking to learn about industries of interest, engage with alumni and industry professionals, and ultimately build a network that can help you land a job you want (and hopefully you can help students/job seekers in that same network when you’re in industry!)

So, we are often asked, “Do I need to invest in LinkedIn Premium?”  The short answer is NO because there are some great workarounds, outlined in the resources below, that provide tools for your success as a job seeker and a LinkedIn user.

As an MFin student, you have access to resources that can help you optimize your free LinkedIn access:

  • LinkedIn: The Missing Manual (Free for MFin students, normally $99), an online course taught by two former LinkedIn employees to help you best leverage the platform.
    • This 5 minute video highlights the most effective free LinkedIn tools, tips and workarounds, and why you likely don’t need LinkedIn Premium.
  • If you haven’t had much time to use LinkedIn yet, check out this page of MFin LinkedIn Resources that provide instructions and checklists to help you build a strong and compelling LinkedIn profile.
By MIT Sloan CDO