If you had to choose one single job search tool in addition to a professional resume to assist in your career success it should be a professional profile on Linkedin. Over 80% of recruiters are searching online for potential candidates and more jobs are found as a result of networking than all other job search tools combined.
Linkedinhas a network of over 90 million users in addition to extensive data for companies, groups and jobs. Available applications include reading lists by Amazon, SlideShare presentations, polls, events and WordPress, to name just a few. If you have not yet created your Linkedin profile, sign up now for a Linkedin Basic account which is free and be sure to customize your public profile URL.
If you have already established your Linkedin account you may have some questions regarding the basic account which is free versus a paid premium account. A Social Media Examiner article by Linda Coles, 10 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Linkedin Account provides a very informative list of the advantages. You may want to start with #10 Sneak Peeks!
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