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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.

10 Tools That Will Make You a Social Media Guru

These 10 tools will help you manage your individual or business social media accounts without breaking the bank.

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Most CEOs Still Don’t Get Social Media

Social media participation among the world’s leading CEOs is inching upward, but the overall level of activity is still surprising low. Almost seven out of every 10 Fortune 500 CEOs have no social media presence at all.

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LinkedIn Is the New Letter of Recommendation

Due to the universal acceptance of LinkedIn in all matters employment the traditional reference letter has been relegated to the analog dust bin.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Campaigns

Nowadays, successful social media campaigns can be just as effective as multi-million-dollar ad campaigns. Failures can fall just as flat, too. The difference between winning and losing often comes down to a few key strategies that...

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An Inside Look at LinkedIn’s ‘Unbundling’ Mobile Strategy

LinkedIn has embraced a multi-app strategy and now has a family of six separate apps -- from job search to tailored news -- but is there such a thing as too many apps?

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How LinkedIn Hopes to Become a Goldmine of Customers

According to a leaked document, LinkedIn thinks it can build a $1 billion business-to-business marketing business by 2017, thanks to its planned acquisition of Bizo.

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