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By now, you've figured out how you're supposed to use LinkedIn, but there are so many options these days (test scores? Really?), it's hard to know what to put on your profile. And who keeps "endorsing" you for things, anyway?

In order to keep your profile tidy, ethical, and professional, we've got some tips on what to do (and not do) on LinkedIn.

There's no worse feeling than going to a networking or social event, then forgetting your business cards. How gauche! How unprofessional! You have to resort to scribbling your email address on whatever scrap of paper you can find, while all the other lawyers compare business cards a la "American Psycho."

And then you wonder, "Do we even need business cards anymore?" The answer is: Yes. Yes, we do.

So you're looking for a new job. We feel for you. Job searches are grueling, especially in an unforgiving economy. What's worse is how easy it is to do them wrong.

Of course, you know about the simple mistakes people make when looking for a job. Things like having a five page resume, addressing the cover letter to the wrong firm, or showing up late to an interview. You're smarter than that.

But those aren't the only mistakes to be made. In fact, these three are so common, you might not even know you're making them:

How to Negotiate a Salary

Negotiating salary is usually everyone's least favorite part of getting a new job. Ask for too little and your base salary -- which forms the foundation for your future raises and bonuses -- won't be as much as it could if you'd just haggled a little more.

But ask for too much and you run the risk that the employer will think you're "too expensive" and won't hire you. Where do you draw the line? Don't worry; we're here to help you negotiate a salary.

The average law school debt for private schools is $125,000, and for public schools, $75,700, ABA Journal reported in 2012. That's a lot of debt -- and if it comes from federal student loans (which it probably does), the debt isn't dischargeable, even in bankruptcy, except for some very specific (and hard to prove) situations.

And that's the good news. The bad news is that, if you default on your student loans, you might even place your professional certification -- or even driver's license -- at risk.

Now that you know what employers don't want to see on your resume, the question is: what do they want to see? (Advice framed in the negative is useful, but so is positive advice.)

When preparing your resume, make sure that your resume includes all of these elements. And remember: Your resume doesn't get you a job; it gets you an interview. You don't need to put your entire life story into your resume.

Have you been applying to jobs and not hearing back? Don't worry, that doesn't mean you're a bad candidate. You could just have a resume that needs some serious help.

In the current job market, employers are swamped with eager candidates, so they won't think twice before discarding an applicant. One great way to get your resume trashed? Waste time on things employers don't care about. Here's three of them:

If you're contacted by a recruiter, or out searching for jobs on your own, at some point you will probably be asked about your salary history. If you've been raking it in -- well, horray! Whipping out your big paycheck can let potential employers know that you're worth it, at least in the minds of past bosses.

But if you're not making much, or feel like you're underpaid, revealing your salary history can put you at a significant disadvantage when it comes time to negotiate compensation later.

What's a lateral to do?

Behavioral interviewing is becoming more and more common among employers, career website The Ladders reports. What's behavioral interviewing, you ask? Even if you don't know what it is, you've probably experienced it before.

"Tell me about a time where you had to complete a project on a deadline" or "Talk about how you would tell your boss he made a mistake." That's behavioral interviewing, which focuses less on abstract questions and more on getting specific examples of your qualifications.

Here are some techniques you can use at your next behavioral interview:

Tattoos and piercings aren't just reserved for sailors and punk rockers anymore. According to a Harris Interactive survey, 22 percent of adults between 18 to 24 and 30 percent of adults 25 to 29 have tattoos -- as well as whopping 38 percent of adults between 30 and 39.

Most women have their ears pierced, but more and more men have a least one ear piercing, and a growing number of people have other facial piercings. In a legal job market that's still not doing so well, could piercings and tattoos be an impediment to getting a job?