With more than 400 million users on its career-focused platform, LinkedIn is a prime place to connect with potential employers and employees. But you only have one shot at a first impression. Nearly nine out of ten recruiters say they’ve hired someone through LinkedIn. Something as simple as having a professional picture on your profile makes you 14 times more likely to make that valuable professional connection.But, there are simple mistakes many of us make either to our profile or in the way we connect with others that could hinder those chances. Whether you access LinkedIn from your work computer or tablet at home, it’s important to remember that while it is a social media site—LinkedIn content should be more professional and business-appropriate than any other platform. Check out the infographic below to avoid common LinkedIn mistakes (like using buzzwords or not customizing invitations) and ensure you have the most complete, professional profile possible.
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