Chapter 9

Using LinkedIn to Put Your Best Profile Forward

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering what makes LinkedIn the highest-leverage job-seeking engine on the planet

arrow Taking a look at the essential components of a good profile

arrow Moving your profile to the head of the pack with applications, recommendations, and more

arrow Figuring out how to grow your LinkedIn network

arrow Investigating additional LinkedIn features to help you get hired

In today’s connected job market, your first impression with a potential employer is likely to be an online impression. And LinkedIn — a social network for professionals — is one of the primary locations for an employer to find new talent online. Fortune 500 companies (including many of their executives), small businesses, startups, freelancers, and businesses from hundreds of sectors are on LinkedIn. At the end of 2012, LinkedIn had more than 200 million users, and more than half of them were located outside the United States. This number is even greater today because ...

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