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How veterans can get some free LinkedIn services

(CAREER) Veterans can get a leg-up on the employment competition with free LinkedIn Premium features, here’s how.

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Looking for and landing a new job is hard enough, but if you’ve been away from the workforce for military duties, re-entering may be even tougher. But good news, veterans. LinkedIn has your back.

If you’ve served in the armed forces, sign-up for a free year of LinkedIn Premium, which typically costs $30 per month.

LinkedIn Premium can gives users a boost on the networking site in a number of ways:

  • You will be identified as a “featured applicant” to potential employers when you apply for positions via LinkedIn.
  • See who has visited your profile, which may let you know what companies are scoping you out or if the hiring manager is reviewing your application.
  • Send three free emails to other LinkedIn Premium users, which you could use to inquire about open positions and/or check on the status of existing applications.
  • When viewing job posts on LinkedIn, Premium users will see notes about how their listed skills match up with others who have applied for the same role as well as average salary figures.

Veterans who want to take advantage of this deal should visit LinkedIn’s veteran’s page to sign-up.

But first, make sure you have identified your military service on your profile.

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You won’t be eligible if you are already a Premium subscriber; this promotion is for new users.

LinkedIn reviews applications for this deal twice a week. If you are eligible, your account will be upgraded and you’ll have a full year of job hunting and networking perks ahead.

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Sienna is a Staff Writer at The American Genius and has a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in writing and editing from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She is currently a freelance writer with an affinity for topics that help others better themselves. Sienna loves French-pressed coffee and long walks at the dog park.

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