A few years ago, I suggested to an editor that it would be useful for me to write about the effect that LinkedIn has had on the job market. “If you’re going to write about online websites and networking, spread it around and don’t focus all your efforts on one commercial entity,” the editor responded. “We’ll look like we’re in business with them.”

That piece never got written. That’s because, as it turns out, there was no other website to compare it with. LinkedIn was unique then, and it still is today. So, despite the fact that some criticize the LinkedIn monopoly, a strong presence on LinkedIn is a career must-have. To put it simply, if you don’t have a fully fleshed-out LinkedIn profile, you’re behind your job market competition.

To read more visit the following site: http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2017/11/link-jump-start-your-job-search

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