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Using LinkedIn To Your Advantage

June 28, 2011

LinkedIn, like any social media tool can be a great advantage to anyone, if used properly. Need some help in using your account more productively? Here are some tips to help improve your usage of LinkedIn.

Look for Mentors Outside Of Your Network- LinkedIn is a great place to find others with the same work title as you. Having a difficult time at work? Find another person to look to for advice on LinkedIn.

Update your Profile Regularly- Be sure to keep your profile updated, even if your not looking for a new job. Krista Canfield, senior PR manager at LinkedIn says, “You are 12 times more likely to be viewed for potential opportunities if you have more than one position listed on your profile.”

Don’t just have a profile– Be proactive on the site. Follow companies that interest you. Make connections with those outside of your similar type of position. Ask questions on company and group pages. Branch out and connect with all kinds of people. Keep conversations going.

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