7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your LinkedIn Profile

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Who Are You Trying To Reach?
All too often, we treat our LinkedIn profiles like just another social media profile that we "have" to have. But unlike most social networks, LinkedIn is ... more 
Photo by: LinkedIn
Who Are You Trying To Reach?
All too often, we treat our LinkedIn profiles like just another social media profile that we "have" to have. But unlike most social networks, LinkedIn is strictly professional. You should treat it as a "living resume" that allows people to discover who you are professionally. So when you set up your profile you should ask yourself: who am I trying to reach? Am I job hunting? Seeking professional contacts? Growing my business? Know your goals when setting up your profile; it will help guide you during the process.
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Mon, Nov 25, 2013 3:40 PM EST

Two people join LinkedIn every second of the day, and earlier this year LinkedIn announced it had reached 200 million users (on their About page, LinkedIn currently claims 259 Million users). If you haven't looked at your LinkedIn profile in a while, it might be time to give it a polish! Just in case you are not familiar, LinkedIn is the social media network designed specifically for your professional side. Think of LinkedIn as the place you house your "living resume" and a way to stay connected with colleagues you've met throughout your working life. This doesn't mean you can't connect with friends on LinkedIn; you can. But unlike Twitter or Facebook, you should only connect with people on LinkedIn that you've met through a professional context (for instance, I've connected with many of the folks I've met at conferences, but I am not connected to the people I knew in high school). So are you ready to learn how you can make more out of LinkedIn and fine tune your profile? Click through for 7 ways for getting the most out of your LinkedIn profile! -By Cecilly Kellogg

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