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What's the secret to getting hired from LinkedIn?

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"How can I use LinkedIn to land a job?"

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Asked by job hunters in almost every industry, occupation, and career level, this question regularly crops up in job seeker message boards, LinkedIn Groups, and other career transition forums.

If you've also shared this sentiment - wondering why others are getting hired from LinkedIn (while it seems you're sitting back and watching), then you have plenty of company.

The secrets to getting hired from LinkedIn are simple at the outset: display a professional demeanor, update your Profile with critical information, and use the site to build industry relationships.

But there’s more to it than that—including numerous actions you’ve probably seen as unnecessary before now.

Here are the 5 keys to becoming successful in using LinkedIn for a job search, including advice on how your career can be affected if you ignore these steps.

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