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What is it?
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 175 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals.

Fun Facts

  • Over 100 million users
  • 44 million: Number of LinkedIn users in the U.S.
  • 1 million: Number of users joining LinkedIn every week
  • $243 million: LinkedIn’s total revenue in 2010. It makes money from recruitment and marketing services and premium subscriptions.

Getting Started 

    • Watch how to create groups

Best Practices
Developing a LinkedIn Profile has never been more beneficial to the job seeker as more and more companies recruit online. Here are 11 tips to use LinkedIn to your benefit as a job seeker and career professional:

  1. Update your status every 25 to 48 hours.
  2. Add individuals to your professional network after meeting them
  3. Answer specific questions
  4. Utilize the alerts
  5. Answer every question
  6. Join interest groups
  7. Use keywords and Skills strategically
  8. Use your professional networks for recommendations
  9. Connect to people
  10. Search Search Search
  11. Include your inner group of contacts

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