What to avoid on LinkedIn when searching for jobs

Nearly 90 percent of employers are using social media to connect with potential employees.  If you’re not using Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to help you find a job, you’re missing the boat.  According to a survey of U.S. companies by Jobvite, 89 percent plan to recruit through social media this year, up from 83 percent in 2010.

About 64 percent say they use more than one social media website. But if you feel like you have to pick just one, make it LinkedIn. The survey found that 73 percent of all social media-based hires came from LinkedIn, with only 20 percent from Facebook and 7 percent from Twitter.

LinkedIn can lead you to some great opportunities but there are some questions to avoid on the professional networking site.  Here are 10 of the most common LinkedIn networking mistakes:


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