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5 new LinkedIn tips for power users

Kristin Burnham | April 12, 2013
Have you kept up with LinkedIn's latest features? To help you zero in on the most significant enhancements and maximize your social networking success, here's a rundown of the latest changes and updates.

4. How to Find Jobs You Can Be Referred To

Part of LinkedIn's redesign of its Jobs page is the addition of the "Discover jobs in your network" feature, which displays the companies at which you have connections and are hiring. You can find this new section below "Jobs you may be interested in" listing on the Jobs page.

Clicking on a company takes you to its LinkedIn page where you can browse your connections who work there and view the open positions.

5. How to Use LinkedIn's Alumni Tool to Job Hunt

Earlier this year, LinkedIn debuted a redesign of LinkedIn Classmates, now called LinkedIn Alumni, with a handful of new features.

At the top of your Alumni page you'll see three subheads: "Where they live," "Where they work," and "What they do." Click the arrow to the right to view additional categories, which include "Where they studied," "What they're skilled at" and "How you are connected."

If you're job hunting and know you want to work for Google, for example, use the Alumni tool to find graduates of your school-and with your major-who work there now.

If the company doesn't appear in your top list, click the magnifying glass icon to search for it. Then, select the field of work to narrow the pool.


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