More than 75% of employers polled say they are using social media tools such as LinkedIn and Facebook to make new hires, according to a recent survey by Jobvite. To take advantage of this trend, career blogger Hannah Morgan advises job seekers to ensure their online profiles reflect their professional experience, length of tenure and hard skills. "The take-away for all active job seekers, as well as for those who plan to begin searching, is to beef up your LinkedIn activity and build a strong profile that highlights those areas," Morgan writes.

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