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Seven Ways to Use LinkedIn to Mine for Talent

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Seven Ways to Use LinkedIn to Mine for Talent

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If you're still using recruiters to find potential job candidates, it's time to join the 21st century and get on the social media train! Namely: LinkedIn. LinkedIn just keeps getting better and better--and continues to attract more professionals looking for employment and lucrative or beneficial contacts in the business world.
 
LinkedIn has earned a reputation as THE site for hardcore job seekers. As of September 2010, there were over 20 million monthly visitors to the site, and nearly 33 million U.S. members. The site is a veritable gold mine for entrepreneurs and small business owners as well as those looking for prospective employees.

This slideshow highlights seven ways that businesspeople can use LinkedIn to identify potential job candidates. These tips have been adapted from The Online Job Search Survival Guide by Sherrie A. Madia, Ph.D and Paul Borgese.

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