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LinkedIn Quick Tip: Select The Right LinkedIn Skills

One of the new additions in the last year to LinkedIn is the “Skills & Expertise” section. It enables you to select as many skills sets as you can that are relevant to you as a professional. Tip of the day: Select the right LinkedIn skills and skill sets that match the jobs you are applying to. Take some time to review at least five job descriptions of positions that you are a 100% match for. Then, identify all the skill sets listed in those job descriptions and find the exact same keywords in the “Skills & Expertise” section and select them. It’s important to choose the words that are the same because recruiters use these keywords to find you on LinkedIn. By matching up the two, you increase your chances of getting found!

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