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Vol. 17, Issue 1 - Week of January 1, 2018

LinkedIn hacks to boost your chances of getting a new job Abridged: CNBC

TRENTON, NJ -- 1) Write a great summary: The summary section on LinkedIn is a great place to showcase your achievements and professionals goals. In fact, recruiters consider it the most important section of your profile. 2) Upload a good photo: Profiles that include a photo are 21 times more likely to be viewed than those without one. They are also nine times more likely to receive connection requests. Opt for a flattering, professional photo that best represents you. Skip ones that are poorly cropped, low-resolution, or include another person.

3) Add your location: Many recruiters screen by location. Leaving this important information off, may leave you out of the running for a lot of jobs. By adding your city or metro area to your profile, you will boost your chances of being seen by 23 times, according to LinkedIn. 4) Include your educational background: By adding your school(s), hiring managers and former classmates are more likely to find you in searches. In fact, profiles with completed education fields receive 17 times more messages from recruiters. However, you may want to consider leaving off your graduation year, which can signal your age to potential employers.

5) Specify your industry: Listing the industry you work in, or the one you'd like to break into, helps you come up in those recruiter searches. It also helps LinkedIn connect you with the right job listings, events and trending articles.

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Get help finding a recruiter in your industry

3 ways to get a better job in 2018

[VIDEO] The secret to acing your next job interview

Tips for landing a job this year

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