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LinkedIn Tips: 5 New Ways To Stand Out

LinkedIn added features for paid users, including a redesigned profile, a keyword optimization tool, and more prominent search placement. Here's a deeper look, plus details on a new paid account option.
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Thomas Claburn
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6/6/2014 | 4:45:25 PM
Re: Maybe it's just me, but...
> I don't see myself paying LinkedIn in order to have these stock photo options.

I sometimes consider paying LinkedIn to stop emailing me. Social networks can be really annoying.
ChrisMurphy
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6/6/2014 | 4:42:41 PM
Re: Maybe it's just me, but...
I do like those big pictures, Joe -- though I gotta say, I don't see myself paying LinkedIn in order to have these stock photo options.
Joe Stanganelli
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6/6/2014 | 3:10:35 AM
Maybe it's just me, but...
...Am I the only one who finds these new "enhanced" profiles with the huge background picture annoying?  What happened to having streamlined interfaces?

Instead, it's all personalization upon personalization and customization upon customization of personal profiles.

Joe Stanganelli
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6/6/2014 | 2:18:27 AM
Re: 5 new ways to find new job
Even though LinkedIn has consistently -- and, in many ways, successfully -- marketed itself as the social network for professionals and for professional networking/job hunting/recruiting/etc., it does not have a monopoly on this -- even among the major social networks.  With Facebook's new find features, it's easy to run similar searches on friends, "2nd-degree connections," and others who have various work or educational backgrounds.

And even before these new features were released, I got work/clients through Facebook.

LinkedIn's nice, and I'm not knocking it here, but leverage all of your platforms.  :)
Li Tan
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6/5/2014 | 10:35:21 AM
5 new ways to find new job
I believe that the original positioning of LinkedIn is for professionals to establish and develop personal network. But nowadays LinkedIn is becoming more and more like a human resource market - many people find the new opportunity via LinkedIn. This is nice - with the 5 new ways to stand out, we have 5 new ways to find new job. By the way, I just got a good offer via the job posting on LinkedIn.:-)
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