LinkedIn: When Should Children Start Building Their Profiles?

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With news of Microsoft’s bid to buy LinkedIn for a record $26.2 billion, all eyes are on the professional networking site. It is no secret that LinkedIn has become an important part of the job search process for most working adults. It allows you to maintain an updated resume rather easily, connects you with those in and out of your professional community, and also permits others to endorse your skills and accomplishments.

For people who didn’t grow up with the Internet, however, LinkedIn was most likely adopted a little late in the career game. But now that everyone has access to social media 24/7, the site is almost synonymous with “job search.” That begs the question, then: when should people, even children, create their own professional networking presence?

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