We've said it before and we'll say it again—a LinkedIn profile is up there with a resume and cover letter in job search must-haves for our day and age.

But while making a profile is a great first step, it won't do you much good in your job search unless you know how to leverage it. So this week, we've scoured the web for some of the best advice on maximizing LinkedIn's potential to land you a job.

  • To start, read up on these 12 helpful ideas for getting more out of LinkedIn(12 Most)
  • Understand the tactics recruiters use on LinkedIn in order to plan out your strategy. (U.S. News)
  • Learn which type of profile photo works best to attract recruiters(LinkedIn Talent Blog)
  • Make sure you're not losing out on valuable opportunities with your second degree connections(JobJenny)
  • Try these tactics for promoting your LinkedIn activity to keep yourself present in peoples' minds. (Careerealism)
  • Use these ideas to make your headline shine(Brazen Life)
  • And get your summary right to really show yourself off(OPEN Forum)
  • Finally, get the most of LinkedIn's features with these tips(MakeUseOf)
  • Want more? Check out some of our great articles on mastering LinkedIn!

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