Make LinkedIn Help You Find A JobCareer experts agree that LinkedIn is an essential job search tool. Not only can you instantly get the word out to hundreds, if not thousands, of colleagues, bosses and potential employers about your latest accomplishments, ambitions and changes in employment status, but your LinkedIn profile can also serve as a passive job magnet, since recruiters and hiring managers use the site as a gold mine for locating candidates. I worked with a LinkedIn's senior manager of communications, Krista Canfield, on the essentials of putting together a profile and making the most of it. Here's what I learned.
1. Customize your URL
2. Write a crisp, detailed summary of your career.Shoot for 100-300 words and try to tell a compelling story about yourself that includes specifics and quantifiable achievements.
3. Flesh out the experience section.
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