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Vol. 17, Issue 4 - Week of January 22, 2018

Use LinkedIn to improve your job searchAbridged: The Balance

BOULDER, CO -- Complete and Update Your Profile: The more complete your LinkedIn profile, the more chances that you will be found and contacted by an employer. Use your LinkedIn profile like a resume and provide prospective employers with detailed information about your skills and experiences. Creating a catchy headline and detailed summary, including a professional photo, and listing your skills and accomplishments are all ways to enhance your profile.

Find and Use Connections: The more connections you have, the better your chances of finding someone who can help with your job search. Employers look for referrals from their own employees to fill positions before opening up a job to the masses, so someone who is employed at the company or has connections there will have a leg up in referring you as an applicant.

Check Out Job Search Options: You can search for jobs on LinkedIn under the "Jobs" tab. Search for jobs by keyword, country, and zip code. Use the Advanced Search Option to refine your search and to search by date posted, experience level, specific location, job function, company, and industry. Use Recommendations and Referrals: If a job is listed directly on LinkedIn, you'll see how you're connected to the hiring manager and you can request a LinkedIn recommendation from someone you know at the company. These recommendations will help boost your credibility in the eyes of employers.

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3 Common assumptions that kill your job search

Get your LinkedIn profile optimized by a professional

Things to bring to every job interview

[VIDEO] The secret to nailing your next job interview

Tips on answering unexpected interview questions

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