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Comp II - People and Company Research: LinkedIn and Professional Networking

Using LinkedIn for People Research

LinkedIn and Professional Networking






LinkedIn is getting better all the time for researching both companies and people, as well as for job postings. Information on LinkedIn is provided by the company or person, so you can be fairly sure it’s accurate. Much of the information is available in full to members only, but joining is free. Profile holders control how much they show and to whom, so if you're not connected to the person, chances are you won't see everything on their profile.

  • Search by name from the home page.
  • Choose "advanced" next to the form on the top right to combine search criteria or limit by geographic location.
  • Find people with specific job titles at particular companies using a combined title and company search.

Professional Associations

  • National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences 
  • Recording Industry Association of America
  • IFP/CHICAGO: IFP/Chicago is a non-profit organization committed to the idea that independent film is an important art form and a powerful voice in our society.
  • IGDA CHICAGO: IGDA Chicago has been a chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) since 2001. We are comprised of entrepreneurs, developers, teachers, industry professionals, and combinations of all of the above. We are people passionate about Chicago, about games, and about improving the game development community of Chicago.