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SHOW DATE: MAY 15, 2013

On Facebook, there’s no way to know who’s viewing your photos and how often (bad news if you want to know who’s checking you out, good news for stalkers). But that’s not the case on LinkedIn.  Very few people know that LinkedIn has a feature that allows you to see who has been looking at your profile.

This is a gold mine for you! Why? Because recruiters frequently use LinkedIn like Google; they do searches on job title, functions, companies, etc.  So if a recruiter finds you on LinkedIn, chances are you have something they want! Therefore, do some research on the people viewing your LinkedIn page. If you discover that one of them is a recruiter, that’s an invitation for you to reach out to him/her and let them know you’re looking for a job!  It’s what the experts call “Passive recruiting” and what we call “being smart and proactive.”

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