12 LinkedIn gaffes to avoid at all costs

Don’t commit any of the LinkedIn faux pas on this list. Your next job may depend on it.

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LinkedIn is a social media platform for professional networking. It is also currently the largest professional networking community in existence, with more than 100 million users in more than 200 countries worldwide.

I wish people had a better understanding of the term “professional networking.” LinkedIn is not MySpace, Facebook, or Twitter, and it never will be. It is simply a place where you establish professional connections.

I know most of you will laugh while reading these 12 “things not to do” on LinkedIn, as I do whenever I encounter them. Humor aside, though, I think it is time to clearly shout out loud to those who are doing these things on a regular basis.

Here are some of the things that I have witnessed during my five years of professional networking on LinkedIn:

1. Don’t lie in your profile.

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