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Why LinkedIn spent big on Lynda.com

LinkedIn’s $1.5 billion acquisition of Lynda.com is the fourth-largest deal in social media history. It stands to become a major boon to LinkedIn’s future, but first it must integrate the educational technology into its platform.

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Why you can't trust job search experts over (or under) 30

Get the take on job search from someone who has been "in the trenches," and at the same time learn the latest, greatest techniques available to you. Explore the value in both ways before going all in.

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LinkedIn Elevate aims to turn employees into content sharing machines

LinkedIn says sharing more content online can help improve your bottom line and now it has a paid app to increase your sharing.

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LinkedIn love: The 17 countries with the most users

LinkedIn recently announced its latest global membership numbers, and while the United States is the leader, the other countries with the most LinkedIn users might surprise you.

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Why you should use LinkedIn Pulse to self-publish

Self-publishing via LinkedIn Pulse — or writing blog posts on LinkedIn that target its vast user base — can help you gain visibility in your industry, make new connections and find new career opportunities.

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Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn dominate ad market growth

In 2014, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn combined for a 66.3 percent increase in U.S. online ad revenue, but which of the big three is the biggest winner?

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Social, messaging apps struggle with decision to 'bundle' or 'unbundle'

Some popular social media apps 'unbundle' features left and right, while other services stick to all-encompassing apps with a variety of functionality. Each strategy has its pros and cons, and each makes sense for different types —...

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What NOT to share on LinkedIn

LinkedIn constantly encourages its users to share more about themselves, but more isn't always best. It pays to keep in mind that posting about your personality, beliefs and hobbies can potentially hurt your career.

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LinkedIn Makes 4 Key Changes to Premium Subscription Plans

LinkedIn wants to be more consistent in how it defines and reinforces the value of its Premium subscription plans, and the social network is rolling out a set of changes designed to make its for-pay offerings less confusing and their...

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Guide to social media rules of engagement

Our Social Media Rules of Engagement series can help you get the most out of LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook — and help avoid major mistakes that make you look like an amateur.

7 common mistakes job seekers make on LinkedIn

LinkedIn serves hundreds of millions of members, all of whom want to improve their careers in one way or another. In the final installment of our four-part Social Media Rules of Engagement series, CIO.com's Matt Kapko shares advice on...

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Is LinkedIn Killing the Traditional Resume?

Though the LinkedIn profile is more important than ever to job seekers and hiring managers, it's a different tool than the traditional resume, which is here to stay, according to recruiters and career consultants.

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The 10 Most Overused LinkedIn Buzzwords

LinkedIn recently released a list of the most overused buzzwords in its users' profiles. CIO.com's Matt Kapko suggests a number of creative and effective ways to avoid the buzzwords, polish your profile and stand out to hiring...

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Why LinkedIn Premium Is Worth the Money

LinkedIn offers a dizzying array of premium services that start at $30 a month and range all the way up $120. It's easy to balk at those prices, but these LinkedIn Premium subscribers swear by it — and they've shared their reasons why...

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LinkedIn Makes Enterprise Inroads With New Communication Tools

LinkedIn is shifting its focus with a set of new tools designed to help simplify communication between coworkers. The move is a natural evolution for the social network that's best-known as a place to find a new job, according to...

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6 LinkedIn tips to make your profile pop

LinkedIn isn't necessarily the most dazzling or entertaining social network, but it can be the most professionally rewarding. Here are six tips, directly from LinkedIn, to help you realize true business value from the platform.

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How to Use LinkedIn's New Profile Features

LinkedIn has made it easier for you to update and edit your profile. The professional social network wants you to think beyond your resume or next job by encouraging you to edit and freshen up your profile on a more consistent basis.

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Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter Earnings Tell Very Different Tales

Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are often lumped together as the kings of social media. They are also often unjustly compared. The reality is the companies have little in common, as evidenced by their recent earnings reports.

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