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The How-To Guide for LinkedIn

Kristin Burnham | Feb. 22, 2013
Our LinkedIn guide delivers expert advice on the site's features, step-by-step how-to instructions, details on its apps and proper LinkedIn etiquette. Also included: tips and tricks for your job search and company analysis.

Are Your Social Networking Profiles Sinking Your Job Search?

Job seekers' social networking profiles may do more harm than good in their job searches. Here are seven tips to prevent bad--or incomplete--social networking profiles from turning off a potential employer.

How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile: Stand Out to Employers, Recruiters

With so many people job hunting now, you've got more competition than ever on LinkedIn. So how do you make your LinkedIn profile work best for you? Here are some practical tips for standing out from the crowd and reaching potential employers.

How to Use LinkedIn Company Profiles for Job Hunt, Networking

Company profile pages on LinkedIn can help you tune into a company's comings and goings, executive relationships and key business facts. Here's how to search and use LinkedIn Company Profiles to your best advantage.

LinkedIn Analysis

LinkedIn Reveals Top Childhood Dream Jobs

LinkedIn surveyed more than 8,000 professionals to find out what they wanted to be when they grew up. Here's a look at the results, plus tips for how you can use LinkedIn to get the job you always wanted, because it's never too late to dream.

Hello Cloud Storage, Goodbye Rolodex (and Other Workplace Trends)

LinkedIn names the top workplace trends and items headed for obsolescence--and also lists what's becoming mainstream. Here's a look at those items, plus three tips for ensuring you don't go the way of the fax machine.

LinkedIn Deciphers the Entrepreneur

What sets entrepreneurs apart and where do they come from? LinkedIn scoured more than 120 million profiles to paint the picture of today's entrepreneur. Here's what they found.

Men vs. Women: Who Dominates Online Professional Networking?

It's the battle of the network sexes. LinkedIn pits the women against the men to find out who's better at networking professionally online. Here's what they found.

What About Bob? LinkedIn's Top Names for CEOs, Engineers and More

Maybe you won't ever have to worry about looking presidential -- but perhaps you will wonder if a Rose by another name would sound more like a CEO.

LinkedIn Revamps Security and Privacy Options: Your Guide

LinkedIn is overhauling its Account Settings page this week. Here's a sneak peek at the new features and design.

Should You Upgrade to a Paid Account?

Social networking service LinkedIn is free, but if you choose to upgrade to a paid account, you have access to additional features. Not sure what you get from the paid level of membership to LinkedIn? Here's the lowdown on four advantages.

LinkedIn Tips: How Many Connections Is Too Many?

When it comes to LinkedIn connections, some people believe more is better, creating huge networking circles. But that approach has prompted debate, with even some people inside LinkedIn saying that's a risky strategy. Here are three good reasons to beware of having too many LinkedIn connections.


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