http://www.cio.com/article/704945/Job_Search_Should_You_Upgrade_to_a_Paid_LinkedIn_Account_

If you’re in the market for a new job, you’ve probably been spending more time on LinkedIn updating your profile and expanding your network. The professional social network, which now boasts more than 100 million users, has a number of free tools and features to kick start your job search. But could one of its paid options give you the edge you need to land the perfect job?

Lewis Howes, LinkedIn expert and author of LinkedWorking: Generating Success On The World’s Largest Professional Networking Website, says that paid account or not, the goals of what you do on LinkedIn are the same. “It’s important for job seekers to understand how to build quality relationships that add value to the decision makers at the companies they want to work for the most,” he says.

Here’s what you need to know about LinkedIn’s three paid options, and how they differ from what you can get for free.

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