10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your LinkedIn Account

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December 20, 2012 ‐ By Kimberly Maul

Whether or not you are currently looking for a new job, having a polished and prepared LinkedIn profile can be a good thing. By having this more professional page on a social network, it allows you to build working and career-focused relationships online as well as off. Then, when you do decide to make the next job move or are looking for your next client, it can be an invaluable resource.

We’ve talked about networking and job transition over the past couple of days. Here are some ways to make the most out of your LinkedIn profile, a vital piece of the career puzzle.

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Fill out all your information.
This is the first step on LinkedIn, but many people often only fill out their basic information. Have a professional photograph, include descriptions of your past work, connect with previous companies, add education and volunteer experience, and mostly just make sure your page looks full and complete.

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