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The following articles can help you perform your job search with the proper mindset and attitude. Click on the Read more hyperlink, in order to view the entire article.

10 Ways to use Linkedin During a Job Search

By Liz Ryan on May 19, 2014

Searching for a job can suck if you constrain yourself to the typical tools such as online jobs boards, trade publications, Craigslist, and networking with only your close friends. 

In these kinds of times, you need to use all the weapons that you can, and one that many people don’t—or at least don’t use to the fullest extent, is LinkedIn.

LinkedIn has over 330 million members in over 140 industries. Most of them are adults, employed, and not looking to post something on your Wall or date you. 

6 ways to get the most out of LinkedIn Groups

The party's in full swing, and you're invited. Just make sure you're a welcome guest with something significant to contribute. Here's what you should know.

By Matt Haskell | Posted: March 8, 2013

If you are on LinkedIn to connect with businesspeople, LinkedIn Groups is where the party is happening. Sometimes you get invited, sometimes everyone is welcome, and sometimes the party gets a little wild. You can even get turned away at the door.

Don't Make These Mistakes On LinkedIn

  • Don’t Dismiss LinkedIn as Something Only for People Who Are Looking For a New Job. The best time to build your LinkedIn profile, connect with people, and participate on LinkedIn is now, before you need it. If you find yourself suddenly unemployed and decide that now is the time to start using LinkedIn, you’re going to be playing catch up. Instead, take time to “dig your well before you’re thirsty,” as author Harvey Mackay says.

 

How Employers use Social Media to Screen Applicants

We all know recruiters use social media to screen candidates on a daily basis. But how are they doing this?

The good folks down at Reppler recently conducted a survey of 300 professionals who are involved in the hiring process at their company to understand the use of social networks for screening job applicants. The results of this survey are shown in this infographic below.

Resume and LinkedIn Profile; Do they Match?

Strong Job Search Success Team

Susan P. Joyce- Online job search expert, Job-Hunt.org writer

Posted: 11/16/2014 11:27 pm EST Updated: 11/17/2014 8:59 am EST

One of the interesting things I've discovered in my discussions with recruiters and employers is that employers often compare the job seeker's resume and cover letter with that job seeker's LinkedIn Profile. If they don't support each other, your chance at a job is greatly diminished.

The Geography of a Recession by LaToya Egwuekwe

According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 28 million people currently unemployed -- that's including those involuntarily working part-time and those who want a job, but have given up on trying to find one. In the face of the worst economic upheaval since the Great Depression, millions of Americans are hurting. "The Decline: The Geography of a Recession," as created by labor writer LaToya Egwuekwe, serves as a vivid representation of just how much. Watch the deteriorating transformation of the U.S.