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8 LinkedIn Mistakes You Should Never Make

By | Libby Kane of LearnVest | www.themuse.com

This article is from our friends at LearnVest, a leading site for personal finance.

What do you do with your LinkedIn profile?

Do you check it only every once in a while when a connection request comes through? Have you linked it to your Twitter account? Did you never quite remember to sign up in the first place?

As much as it’s convenient to merge our FacebookTwitter, Tumblr, and Instagram accounts into one large social networking experience, LinkedIn has a special designation: professional networking.

And there is a difference between professional and personal networking, according to LinkedIn Career Expert Nicole Williams: “I see the same mistakes over and over!”

And, on LinkedIn, those faux pas can damage your career.

In fact, data shows that LinkedIn is especially helpful when it comes to landing higher-paying jobs—“informal recruitment” is a favorite of hiring managers aiming to fill positions up there on the payscale.

So whether you’re hunting for a new job, making the most of the one you have, or just looking to learn about professional possibilities, avoid these eight big LinkedIn mistakes.

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