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LinkedIn Tips for Job Seekers

By November 25, 2013

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LinkedIn MessageWhen it comes to landing your next job, it's all about your network. The better you are at making and nurturing your connections online and in person, the more likely you are to find a new opportunity that is right for you.

Your network is a key factor in discovering job opportunities, securing references and referrals, and getting your resume noticed by the people who matter. LinkedIn is the most effective tool for online professional networking and you can use it, easily, to build a network that can help you find your next position. Simply put, it works.

Even if you are not actively job searching, it's important to be well-positioned if an unexpected opportunity comes your way or if you need to make a change. Greg Jackson, VP Talent Acquisition, Coventry Health, says "I strongly encourage people to continually build on their professional networks - just remember ABC (Always Be Connecting)."

Here's how to use LinkedIn to supercharge your job search from guest author Greg Jackson. Greg shares his expertise on how companies hire, how recruiters use LinkedIn to source candidates, and how job seekers can use LinkedIn to help land their dream job.

Read More: Get Started on LinkedIn | Video: LinkedIn Etiquette for a Job Search | LinkedIn Tips: A - Z

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