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Known as one of the world’s largest professional networks, LinkedIn has millions of members across the globe. This social media tool allows people to share ideas, news and information. It is also used widely to network online and find new career opportunities.

The way to get the most out of LinkedIn is to form good quality connections with people you know or have a real link to. If you allow it to, LinkedIn can scan your email address book and alert you to people you know who already use the site. This can help you regain contact with old colleagues who may be able to help your career.

Your LinkedIn profile

Your LinkedIn profile is professional landing page to showcase your personal brand. It can be used to tell people more about you, your interests and your achievements.

If you are looking for a new role, it is crucial to make sure your profile is up to date and relevant. An updated profile helps you to meet new members, make connections and ultimately, develop your online network.

Click here for some guidance from LinkedIn on how to create your profile.

Here are some tips for building a great profile on LinkedIn: