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Moves 39-41: Make LinkedIn work harder
Moves 39-41: Make LinkedIn work harder
Executive recruiter Kimberly Bishop has three tips for making LinkedIn more effective.

39. Get a vanity URL
"When you sign up, you get assigned a link to your profile that's a long string of random-looking code. Change that link to your name so it's easier for recruiters to copy and share your profile."

40. Add the right photo
"A picture taken by a pro reinforces your professionalism and can help people who are trying to remember if they have met you before. If all you have are vacation photos, you're better off posting nothing."

41. Show your expertise
"When recruiters look at your profile, they'll check to see what you've been doing on the site. Answering fellow users' questions on this forum helps to establish you as an expert in your field."

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Last updated April 28 2011: 11:32 AM ET
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