The top 10 leaders you can follow on LinkedIn

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If you only use LinkedIn to update your online resume, you're missing out on a feature that could help you get smarter about your career and grow your network: Reading and writing posts.

Many successful CEOs, entrepreneurs and industry leaders blog on the professional platform, sharing their best insights on everything from life advice to economic news. Other professionals are also making a name for themselves by posting daily content about their areas of expertise.

Follow these influential leaders who made LinkedIn's Top Voices of 2016:

10. Betty Liu, founder and CEO of Radiate

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Can't get enough career and money advice from successful leaders like Warren Buffett or Elon Musk? Then check out Liu's posts. She is an anchor on Bloomberg Television as well as an entrepreneur. Some of her top articles walk readers through what it's like to be fired as a CEO, share advice on getting access to almost anyone and offer tips for handling email overload.

9. David Sable, CEO of Y&R

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Professionals who love to read about technology and culture should follow Sable. The CEO writes on subjects such as workplace productivity, how social networks fail to understand real preferences and the actual power of celebrities.

8. Jeff Selingo, author and columnist

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The author of the best-selling book "There Is Life After College" and former professor at Arizona State University, Selingo gives great advice on navigating the world after college and the future of the American workforce. He offers suggestions to recent college graduates, explores how automation will impact jobs and discusses changes to education such as declining scholarships.

7. Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group

Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group.
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An economic and political thought leader, Bremmer writes about events affecting global markets and governments. He produces a weekly series called "The World in 60 Seconds" and "#Winners and #Losers," which has analyzed climate change under Donald Trump's presidency, the Syrian conflict and the latest in currency shifts.

6. Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest

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The CEO of new, female-focused investment platform Ellevest covers issues women face in the workplace and offers money and career advice. Some of her standout pieces include "A Letter to Young Women in the Age of Trump" and essays about how she succeeded on Wall Street.

5. Jill Schlesinger, business analyst for CBS

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An anchor for CBS, Schlesinger aims to make business and money news understandable. "I want to make it possible for people to get at the heart of what's important for them to know, without the financial jargon," she writes. Some of her top posts include "Is the US Economy at Full Employment?" and "Is College Worth It?"

4. Vivek Wadhwa, technology entrepreneur and academic

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Be sure to read Wadhwa's posts if you're interested in topics like artificial intelligence and robots. Wadhwa is a distinguished fellow at Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering and a research director at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. He writes about technology and ideas that are disrupting industries. His posts have explored Elon Musk's ideas, artificial intelligence and robots.

3. John Battelle, executive chairman, co-founder and CEO of NewCo

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Battelle takes on big picture questions on culture and economics. A media entrepreneur, he has written about human productivity, capitalism's crossroad and the importance of creativity in business.

2. Liz Ryan, founder and CEO, Human Workplace

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Job seekers would be missing out if they didn't read posts written by Ryan, who has worked with some of the most powerful human resources executives in the corporate world. She gives great advice on job interview questions, the biggest interview mistakes and what to do if you work in a toxic work environment.

1. Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor of Allianz

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The best-selling author, businessman and regular TV commentator delivers smart commentary on financial markets, international relations and economics. Some recent posts analyze OPEC's moves to stabilize the oil market, changes to the dollar's value and disturbing market trends.

His favorite posts, he tells LinkedIn, are those that examine "how companies, households and governments are having to deal with disruptions both from above and from below."

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