When it comes to social networking sites, <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> is not viewed as one of the most exciting platforms (thanks to the ability to “pin,” “tweet” and “Facebook” nearly any aspect of life), but it is definitely one web-based network you should invest your time in. In fact, there’s a bevy of functions that are raising the stakes, allowing professionals to stay connected with others in and outside of their spheres of influence, access applications and remain up to date on the latest career-related news. <a href="http://mashable.com/2012/07/18/things-didnt-know-linkedin/" target="_blank">Mashable</a> outlines five capabilities you should familiarize yourself with and maximize on LinkedIn:
<strong>Tap Into the Full-Featured Events Search</strong><br><br>
Taking user feedback into account, the professional network revamped <a href="http://events.linkedin.com/" target="_blank">LinkedIn Events</a>. It’s now easier to find the right event to attend. Also, for starters, users can search listings by keyword. They can then search the results by date or relevance.
<strong>There’s An App for That, So Find It on LinkedIn </strong><br><br>
They’re not claiming that their app collection is something to boast about, but it is a start. Go to your navigation menu, click on “More” and select “Get More Applications” to check out what’s <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=application_directory" target="_blank">available</a>.<br><br><br>
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