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LinkedIn Tips: 10 Steps To A Stronger Profile

Do these 10 things to improve your LinkedIn profile and position yourself for the next job opportunity. Each takes less than 10 minutes.
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3. Find job leads with LinkedIn's Alumni Tool. 
LinkedIn's Alumni Tool helps you discover where your alma mater's alumni work, which could lead to new connections and job leads, according to LinkedIn's Nicole Williams. 
'Check out what they do professionally and how they got there. Working backward around your future career goals is a highly effective and easy way to target your job search. Sharing a common bond -- like going to the same school -- will help open doors for you with these contacts. Reach out to alumni working in fields or companies you'd like to work for.' 
Find the Alumni Tool under the Network tab at the top. You can search date ranges and drill down further into where they live and work, what they do, what they studied, and their top skills, or search by keyword for more information.

3. Find job leads with LinkedIn's Alumni Tool.
LinkedIn's Alumni Tool helps you discover where your alma mater's alumni work, which could lead to new connections and job leads, according to LinkedIn's Nicole Williams.

"Check out what they do professionally and how they got there. Working backward around your future career goals is a highly effective and easy way to target your job search. Sharing a common bond -- like going to the same school -- will help open doors for you with these contacts. Reach out to alumni working in fields or companies you'd like to work for."

Find the Alumni Tool under the Network tab at the top. You can search date ranges and drill down further into where they live and work, what they do, what they studied, and their top skills, or search by keyword for more information.

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