A strong reference might still be the best way to land your dream job, but when it comes to finding future employees, recruiters are looking ever more to the web. Jobvite’s 2015 Recruiter Nation survey shows that 92% of employers now look at a candidate’s social media profiles during the recruiting process. Of those, 87% said they look at LinkedIn.

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When asked what advice they would give to potential candidates, recruiters had this to say:

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Author: Donald Armbrecht is a freelance writer and social media manager.

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