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According to Forbes,LinkedIn is the #1 networking site for professionals. Here are a few tips for improving your LinkedIn profile – particularly useful if you are job searching.

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  1. Complete your profile. Executives like to see detailed descriptions of your work experience, education, a photo and even volunteer experience, to get a comprehensive picture. Your profile is a chance to further explain the skills and experience that might not be immediately apparent from a resume.
  2. Post updates and share articles. If you share something just once a week, LinkedIn has found you are 10 times more likely to have your profile viewed.
  3. Add visual content. LinkedIn now allows professionals to showcase achievements through pictures, videos and presentations, so take advantage of this.
  4. Make your profile public. LinkedIn gives you the option of having a public or a private profile. A public profile provides a greater chance for people to find you for possible opportunities!
  5. Never send a standard invitation. You can edit the automated LinkedIn invitation to make it more personable. It also makes you stand out!

LinkedIn can be a valuable tool for those who are looking for new opportunities. By taking just a few minutes a day to fully utilize it, you can give yourself the edge.