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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 08:57
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Linkedin is great, I get job leads directly occassionally. The more linked in you are with other people, the more visibility your profile will have.



you get job leads from the connections or from strangers?
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 09:07
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Linkedin is great, I get job leads directly occassionally. The more linked in you are with other people, the more visibility your profile will have.



you get job leads from the connections or from strangers?

Strangers, recruiters from F500 companies. They ask to set up some time to talk about an available position.
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 09:08
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Linkedin is great, I get job leads directly occassionally. The more linked in you are with other people, the more visibility your profile will have.



you get job leads from the connections or from strangers?

Strangers, recruiters from F500 companies. They ask to set up some time to talk about an available position.



Same here. Recruiters randomly call. Initially I was a little confused, but then it dawned on me.
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 07:38
Yes, Linkedin is awesome.
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 23:51
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i dont hear much from linkedin people at alll...


It probably depends a lot on your current job, your profile's completeness, your 'groups', and what your profile settings are.

If you want to have more exposure to recruiters, make sure your profile includes details about your role and functions at your current job, that your profile indicates that you're open to job inquiries, and consider joining a group or two that have active members that's relevant to your industry or where you want to go. To the extent that you can contribute to group discussions, doing so will dramatically raise your visible profile.

It's been a really great tool for allowing other people to buy me coffee or lunch on a semi-regular basis :) While I'm on a specific contract right now, I maintain good relationships with recruiters who contacted me via LinkedIn, and forward their job opportunities to people I know are looking. If I ever decide to jump ship, I hope that those recruiters will be putting in a good word for me.
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 00:34
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I'm probably living in the past, but I don't have a LinkedIn profile :-) I guess it's somewhat ironic.
The question I have, however, has anyone actually found a job via LinkedIn?

I've heard of a lot of people finding contacts and networking with others but I never heard that it actually resulted into a job offer. is that just my limited experience or do others agree?
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I'm probably living in the past, but I don't have a LinkedIn profile :-) I guess it's somewhat ironic.
The question I have, however, has anyone actually found a job via LinkedIn?

I've heard of a lot of people finding contacts and networking with others but I never heard that it actually resulted into a job offer. is that just my limited experience or do others agree?


I personally know of 4 people who have found their current jobs via LinkedIn. Per my previous statement, I've had a number of jobs forwarded to me by a recruiter via that site, one of which I passed on to the person who ended up with the job (not included in my 4 above).

If we interpolate my unscientific sample, of which 3 of those 4 were with Big 4 and recruited away (1 to other Big 4, 1 to mid-size consultancy, 1 to industry), the other was in online b2b marketing, I would say that yes, there must be quite a few people out there who find jobs via the website!

I think it's most useful for people in Big 4, Big 3 MC, or similar, which are typically feeder companies. It's expected that we are evaluating our options all of the time, and common to develop close relationships with recruiters. Heck, my current executive director and I first bonded over the fact that we 'know' the same recruiter (she's based in London, I'm from the U.S., director & I currently in Taiwan) via LinkedIn, and had both chatted with her on the phone about director's move to my firm.

In some specialty practices with targeted recruiting you HAVE to be on these peoples' radars- the kind of job I'm interested in and qualified for would never show up on a Monster or CareerBuilder type site.
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2010, 08:42
I am registered on linkedin.

This is great web site. There are a lot of groups of interest and topics of discussion. PE/VC funds are looking for potential targets. M&A boutiques sell companies. People are looking for new job oppportunities.
Other useful feature is one may almost always find out about a person where he/she worked before, whom he/she knows, etc.

Pm me to connect via linkedin.
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2010, 18:30
Yep, perfectly legit, I was offered an interview from a recruiter for a company for a position in a different country (relocation was included in the package if an interview was to go ok) via LinkedIn.. out of the blue.
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2010, 10:02
Our company was looking to hire a social media person and we pulled matching profiles from Linked In to offer them an interview. We did eventually hire someone out of the bunch, so it can definitely result in an actual job. That reminds me, I should keep up with mine a little more!
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2011, 17:58
Personally to date I have found LinkedIn has mostly been an exercise in ego for me. Perhaps there are some personal marketing benefits to it but I can’t show solid evidence there... in my experience.
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