Easy steps you’re likely not doing on your LinkedIn profile

I have written about LinkedIn before but it is improving regularly and you need to take advantage of these tips and LinkedIn's improvements. Using LinkedIn is a very effective and efficient tool to get your “story of success” in front of the thousands of people in your career field who need to hire professionals just like you – or just you! First, pay attention to your LinkedIn profile. It’s been said that “one picture is worth 1,000 words” for a reason: the “non-verbal” but visual language speaks to what people think and feel about you on first impression, to hook their interest. Your best photo will have a well-lit background and present just you with a friendly, professional appearance. Second, don't paste-in your resume! List your functional (not official) title, company, and general timeline for each job listed in reverse-chronological order. Also, cluster promotions in years (“promoted 4 times in 10 years” or “promoted Years X, Y, and Z”) instead of listing all...
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A Covert Thief To Avoid On LinkedIn

Spot a bot on LinkedIn? Either you are wondering what the heck I’m talking about or you know all too well. A bot on LinkedIn is a profile that has been created by an automated software program. It’s fake. Why would someone want to develop an army of fake people on LinkedIn? To mine your data and that's not a good thing. The problem has become so huge that LinkedIn has filed a lawsuit against an unknown “Doe-defendant” who is using Amazon Web Services to set up these profiles and scrape data for online recruiting purposes. In this case, they are trying to get out of paying LinkedIn to use LinkedIn’s proprietary recruiting software. While this might not seem so terrible, it really is cause for concern. First of all, it compromises your privacy. You don’t know what this person or company collecting your data is going to do with it. Other LinkedIn bots may attempt to send spam e-mails to hook you...
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