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LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2006, 06:44
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Does any of you guys use this networking tool - http://www.linkedin.com ?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2006, 09:10
I do occasionally. It's pretty cool but it appears that not many business professionals (target audience) use it. A lot of people are listed on the site, but when I talk around only a few people have profiles.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2006, 23:43
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I do occasionally. It's pretty cool but it appears that not many business professionals (target audience) use it. A lot of people are listed on the site, but when I talk around only a few people have profiles.


I would not agree. I have quite some business professionals in my network who maintain their profiles and are eager to expand their network. I believe that this tool is what you make of it.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2006, 02:14
I have that too, but I think it is just another online networking site, like Friendster and MYSpace. I think only those who like surfing use it. lol.

i don't wanna speculate the bad thing, but i think one day it'll just die out, just as Friendster does. :P
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2007, 13:49
I use it but only have a few contacts so far. It's just not used in my manufacturing industry. I do know people in other industries that have dozens of contacts though. They even go online and write recommendations for each other.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2007, 14:49
Yeah I am on Linked in! Its pretty good!

Am on Orkut too!
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2007, 22:41
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I use it but only have a few contacts so far. It's just not used in my manufacturing industry. I do know people in other industries that have dozens of contacts though. They even go online and write recommendations for each other.


Well, I have over a hundred contacts and a few recos. I have also posted a number of recos.

It is all in your hands - if you start expanding your network there's going to be more people from your industry :)

If you'd like to connect just post a PM
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2007, 22:42
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Yeah I am on Linked in! Its pretty good!

Am on Orkut too!


If you'd like to connect, just post me a PM :)

What's an Orkut?
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2007, 23:39
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Yeah I am on Linked in! Its pretty good!

Am on Orkut too!


If you'd like to connect, just post me a PM :)

What's an Orkut?


Orkut is another social networking site by Google. Its quite popular, though it is less formal!

Check it out at http://www.orkut.com

I think you need a GMAIL login to sign in.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2007, 01:06
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helg wrote:
sm176811 wrote:
Yeah I am on Linked in! Its pretty good!

Am on Orkut too!


If you'd like to connect, just post me a PM :)

What's an Orkut?


Orkut is another social networking site by Google. Its quite popular, though it is less formal!

Check it out at http://www.orkut.com

I think you need a GMAIL login to sign in.


It's cool. I created an account.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2007, 15:14
helg wrote:
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helg wrote:
sm176811 wrote:
Yeah I am on Linked in! Its pretty good!

Am on Orkut too!


If you'd like to connect, just post me a PM :)

What's an Orkut?


Orkut is another social networking site by Google. Its quite popular, though it is less formal!

Check it out at http://www.orkut.com

I think you need a GMAIL login to sign in.


It's cool. I created an account.


You can add me in. My ID: sm176811

Let me know who you are so that I do not reject the request!
We should create a GMATCLub group on Orkut too!
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 27 May 2010, 09:20
How important is this for networking purposes? I don't think it's that strong. I feel like this is just another social networking website like Facebook but for professionals.
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 27 May 2010, 10:04
hcb wrote:
How important is this for networking purposes? I don't think it's that strong. I feel like this is just another social networking website like Facebook but for professionals.


I've received several job interview opportunities purely from second and third level contacts that reached out to me through my LinkedIn profile. You should sign up.
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 27 May 2010, 10:06
Will consider it - thanks!
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Re: LinkedIn anyone [#permalink] New post 30 May 2010, 20:35
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I would not agree. I have quite some business professionals in my network who maintain their profiles and are eager to expand their network. I believe that this tool is what you make of it.


I'd have to agree with this remark. LinkedIn is definitely what you make of it. It is very common among executives and upper level management I've noticed. As for how often it is updated and relied upon...I agree again that this depends on the user/user group, but it has a lot of potential.
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2010, 12:17
LinkedIn is surprisingly powerful -- not only for the connections/interviews -- but its literally like the first or second thing on a google search when a recruiter looks you up. A strong profile goes a long way to making a good first impression.

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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 22:51
Linkedin will only continue to grow as more and more people get on it. .. I received a cold email for a job opportunity from Apple the other day..
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 05:38
i use it but never really check it...
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 05:51
I have used it extensively to research schools I'm considering. Although you obviously don't have every MBA grad on linkedin, you can see where alumni tend to go post-graduation, both geographically and by industry, and also get a feel for non-traditional post-MBA career paths.

It's really helped me narrow down my target schools and open my eyes to opportunities beyond MC and IB - I highly recommend it as a research tool.
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Re: LinkedIn anyone? [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 08:40
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.
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