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08/26/2011 05:03 pm ET Updated Oct 26, 2011

13 LinkedIn Tips: A Handy Guide For Job Hunters (PICTURES)

LinkedIn offers a slew of helpful tools for landing a job, but making your profile stand out from the millions of others can sometimes seem like a daunting task. As of August 2011, the site boasted over 120 million users and more than 2 million companies worldwide.

If you want to be noticed (and hired!), one thing you should not do is describe yourself the same way everyone else does: In 2010, LinkedIn conducted a study that found the 10 most overused words on users' profile are "extensive experience," "innovative," "motivated," "results-oriented," "dynamic," "proven track record," "team player," "fast-paced," "problem solver," "entrepreneurial."

If you're looking for helpful tips about how you can use LinkedIn to your advantage, we've put together a guide to 13 tricks and tools that will help make your profile shine. Take a look through our list and vote for the most helpful tips. Did we leave out your favorite LinkedIn feature? Let us know in the comments (below).

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