Your LinkedIn Profile: How to Optimize it for Career and Business Success

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    Chris Talbot

Be professional

Be professional

It should go without saying, but it's easy to find examples of too much personal information on professional profiles. When building out your LinkedIn profile, as well as in all communication via LinkedIn, be professional.

LinkedIn is the go-to social networking community for business. Sure, there's Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with business contacts, but LinkedIn is the most professional of the big three social networking sites. That said, your presence and profile on this site can be vitally important. It can help you generate business contacts, scout potential employees, find a new job or look for prospects for business deals. With a plan and some power-user tips, LinkedIn can help you advance. Here's a look at some quick ways to optimize your profile and presence on LinkedIn.
This article was originally published on 2010-11-01