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Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile for Job Seeking

Increase your connections, link with a LION, and other tips

by Miriam Salpeter-Keppie Careers  |  4004 views  |  4 comments  |        Rate this now! 

If you have a website or blog, use the “other” category and name your site when you add the URL.  Also, you can edit your LinkedIn URL in your profile to include your name.

Ask colleagues and clients to “recommend” you on LinkedIn.  They can say all of the flowery, fabulous things about you that you can’t say about yourself!  Only ask those who you know will write a quality review.  Most people will discount a poorly written recommendation.

Especially when you are job hunting, your LinkedIn profile may be your golden ticket.  Make sure you keep it shiny!

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Miriam Salpeter is a career coach and resume writer ( offering practical tips, encouragement and clarity about the job search. Visit her blog:

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4 comments so far...

  • I've found that LinkedIn is one of the most useful social networking applications on the Internet. Thanks for the tips, I'll be applying them!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kristin Darguzas on 30th May 2008

  • Really useful -- thank you. On my to-do list.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Nataly on 29th March 2008

  • Great tips for improving your LinkedIn profile. I found a great job from using my network at LinkedIn and its job search.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Robyn Roark on 28th March 2008

  • Thanks for this. I have a LinkedIn profile, but I knew I wasn't getting as much out of it as I could. This is helpful, practical information that I can put into effect right away.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by MaryP on 27th March 2008