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LinkedIn For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Joel Elad

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Chapter 12

Finding a Job

In This Chapter

arrow Searching LinkedIn job postings

arrow Improving your visibility and attractiveness on LinkedIn

arrow Optimizing your LinkedIn profile for job search success

arrow Devising LinkedIn job search strategies

arrow Leveraging your connections

One of the most important ways that LinkedIn has benefitted people is how it helps improve their job search experience. Before LinkedIn, everyone remembers what was involved when you had a job search — making lots of phone calls and visits (and some e-mails) to people you knew, asking them whether they knew anybody who was hiring, asking whether they knew somebody at Company X who might talk to you, or asking something else related to your search. It was a tedious and inefficient process, and LinkedIn has improved it. Understand, however, that LinkedIn hasn't replaced the entire process. You still need to have some face-to-face meetings and make phone calls, but LinkedIn can help you find the right person before you pick up the phone. ...

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