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Now might be the time to get LinkedIn

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MADISON (WKOW) -- More employers are seeing if you're "LinkedIn" when looking to hire.

Brenda Bernstein is the founder of The Essay Expert in Madison and wrote an e-book on LinkedIn. She told Wake Up Wisconsin viewers Monday that 75% of recruiters use the social media site LinkedIn to find potential employees. In fact, Bernstein says 88 of Fortune 100 companies use LinkedIn's licensed recruiting software to search for job candidates.

So if you're not on the free social media site, or you need to update your profile, this might be the time to do it. Bernstein says the biggest mistake people make on LinkedIn is not being present. Many profiles don't even have a picture or updated work information. Bernstein says you should take it seriously, connect with people, and use keywords.

To get more tips from Bernstein, you can check out her e-book at this website.

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