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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2011, 11:17
I think that LinkedIn is defnitely a beneficial social/professional networking resource! Not only can you come across numerous opportunities and connections on here, but I have been asked by employers for my LinkedIn information during the interview process. Just remember to not use it like Facebook - keep it strictly professional!
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2011, 20:03
I was contacted by a headhunter who found me on Linkedin. I am in Latam, the headhunter in London, after a few phone conversations i decided that the opportunity wasn't for me.
Headhunters love linkedin. So make sure to use keyword in your profile so that they can easily find you when they do a search.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2011, 12:57
i've found it to be a good way to keep track of those you haven't spoken to in a long time, but not great for much else. i've had recruiters contact me about positions with little relevance to my current position.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2011, 15:04
Linkedin is quite good I would say. Some of the benefits I have seen with it are:
1) Recommendations that you cannot advertise in your CV are available for ready viewing on linkedin
2) People who have worked with me/know me/like working with me can give me a buzz if I fit a requirement in their company
3) And obviously all the benefits of social networking (actually more than that....keeping in touch with your old colleagues is one of the most difficult thing as job takes you all over the world and you cannot add your Director or VP on Facebook but can surely on linkedin).
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2011, 23:18
My friend showed me how to use the search option productively. Just type "recruiter + <your profession>" and it will show up a list of companies and their HR recruiters.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2011, 00:58
Linkdin operates the world's largest professional network on the Internet with more than 90 million members in over 200 countries and territories.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2011, 00:10
I personally like it. It keeps you inspired at least...

Some of my acquaintances who went to INSEAD for example became very active on LinkedIn once they landed in France =)

I guess it does add a new dimension to networking...
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2011, 03:13
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I'd say the negatives just aren't really there.

LinkedIn is basically a resume + your connections. If there's anything on your resume that you don't want other people to see, it shouldn't be on your resume to begin with. Likewise for your connections.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 07:56
Linked in is an excellent source if you have a vast network, which is something that you can build at bschool. I think past other social networking sites linked in has really tried to corner the market on working professionals rather than pictures from the bar with your mates. just my 2 cents
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2011, 15:26
This post reminds me of this video - http://blog.networkhippo.com/linkedin-d ... nny-video/
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 22 May 2011, 14:07
I have received many interview offers through LinkedIn. Recruiters seems to use LinkedIn a lot.
Whether you use it or not, I think it is good to create a profile and leave it on there. :)
Just like I use Facebook -- I don't log on to Facebook often, but I have a profile created anyway. :)
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 23 May 2011, 20:28
Well it is quite effective and also it useful for all the people who are job holders and are employed because it is useful for hem and moreover i don't see any benefit of this player.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 25 May 2011, 08:39
2 benefits:
1. Links your friends and acquaintances in your professional life. Can help in future job changes and career advice.
2. For searching jobs.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 30 May 2011, 01:05
find it strange! I use facebook to stay in contact with former colleagues
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