How to rock LinkedIn: The beginner's guide

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When people talk about social media, they usually mention Facebook and Twitter. But for professionals who are serious about using social media to advance their careers, there's no better network than LinkedIn. In this presentation, I provide some stats on why you shouldn't ignore LinkedIn. The presentation also provides some important details when filling out your LinkedIn profile. For more information about LinkedIn, please visit my blog:


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