Focus Your Profile Don’t list every job you ever had; keep your LinkedIn profile streamlined and targeted for particular opportunities.
Getting the most out of LinkedIn can help you find a job or advance your career. With more than 120 million registered users, LinkedIn is one of the top social media sites and, with its focus on the working world, serves as a hub for professionals seeking to make online connections. The service also functions as a clearinghouse for those hiring, who turn to it for a wide range of recruitment efforts. (LinkedIn membership includes executives from all of the 2011 Fortune 500 companies; 75% of Fortune 100 companies use LinkedIn in the hiring process.) With this in mind, Ranker.com has come up with the following ten steps to optimize your LinkedIn results – whether your goals involve making best use of the site’s tech tools or ensuring that your online interactions present your bona fides as well as possible. Ranker.com is a site dedicated to teasing out superlatives within the worlds of film, TV, music, games, sports, automobiles, books and technology. It claims more than two million monthly unique users. To call up the list, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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