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Topic # 236415 1-Jun-2018 00:40
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I have been on Linkedin for a few years, but I have never really need to use it till now.

For these who have used it before, I was wondering if you could tell me a bit about it??

Is it a bit like Facebook?? or is it more professional for professionals to keep in contact?

Also I have head you can find jobs there or get seeked for a job?, has this happened to anyone?


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  Reply # 2026636 1-Jun-2018 07:03
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It's good for keeping up networking with old colleagues . Quite often get recruiters asking if looking for roles . I really only use it when starting to think about moving on to another role.

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  Reply # 2026665 1-Jun-2018 08:55
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I use it, its not facebook, so don't link to your friends. I only link to people in my area of work. For what it is its good. I often get hits from people I am talking to / working with who are checking me out. Thats the same thing I do for them as well. It gives you legitimacy in the eyes of potential employers, colleagues, customers.


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  Reply # 2026678 1-Jun-2018 09:13
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Think of it as an online CV.  It's good for when you are looking for work, people can look up your work history.  It is also good for if clients want to find out a bit more about you.

 

It's best to maintain it over time so its ready to go when you need it - as it can take a bit of time to properly develop the networks / connections.

 

I like it for keeping track of those business acquaintances who I cant quite always remember where they work, or what their last name is (etc.).   Kind of like a very detailed phone book.


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  Reply # 2026684 1-Jun-2018 09:19
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Just be wary that the moment you give it access to any other social media type accts or contacts on device with linked emails etc it continues to spam people in your list/address book emails that make it look like you are reaching out to them.

 

name wants to connect with you on linkedin

 

Come check out my profile on linkedin

 

etc etc

 

Theres an official how-to-stop it page but the fact it asks is bad enough


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  Reply # 2026738 1-Jun-2018 09:35
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I stopped using it a while back but my wife uses it. She finds it a good tool in her business tool kit. IT folk move around a lot and she finds it useful way to keep up with changes. She as also had employment leads and business opportunities come from it. She does get a bit of spam but only a little and recruitment agents sniffing around. She believes caution and common sense when putting info on there and as someone said earlier it's not facebook.





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  Reply # 2026741 1-Jun-2018 09:40
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I would suggest giving careful thought to whether you want your place of work to be disclosed on the Internet. For many people it will be entirely appropriate to do so, but if you are expressing personal opinions when outside of your work environment then you may not want trouble makers being able to Google your name and find out where you work.


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