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5 LinkedIn Tools Job Hunters Must Use

LinkedIn has rolled out new social networking capabilities that can help you find a new job. Here's how to use the tools wisely.
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When LinkedIn Endorsements were rolled out last fall, they were greeted with a collective "Huh?" followed by widespread disdain. The "Huh?" was a response to the surprise nature of the feature -- no one saw it coming, and LinkedIn didn't do a lot to explain it. The disdain rose up from the tit-for-tat nature the feature took on: You endorse me and I'll endorse you. Some people resented that people they barely knew were endorsing them for skills the endorser had never experienced first-hand.

No matter how you feel about Endorsements, they appear on your profile, and you want to make sure that any Endorsements you have are in the skill areas most important to your current -- and especially future -- job. Providing genuine Endorsements to others is a good way to get endorsed authentically.


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Cara Latham
Cara Latham,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/5/2013 | 3:35:20 AM
re: 5 LinkedIn Tools Job Hunters Must Use
I actually think the new look for the LinkedIn profiles makes it easier to view information about your connections in a more organized manner instead of having to search for the crucial information. The fact that recommendations are more easily highlighted is also a nice feature.
Leo Regulus
Leo Regulus,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/4/2013 | 9:00:00 PM
re: 5 LinkedIn Tools Job Hunters Must Use
It is now the 2nd quarter of the new year.

Information Week only had one important New Year's Resolution this year. '"No Slide Show Articles with out a prominent 'View-as-one-page' link."

Didn't work out so well, did it?
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