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What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2010, 22:52
Welcome all experts,

Linkedin profile give you identity to view employer and find you how you worked so far in current and previous organization as well to give your brief details about your skill sets. Some time i get confuse that does it is beneficial for employee or not.

Generally public say that it should be some time some one say not....

What is your opinion about it
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2010, 23:04
It is good to have good linkedin profile.

Vote is Yes to linkedin.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2010, 02:25
jas1414, I like the way you are stirring up topical debates on the benefits and caveats of social media sites!

I love LinkedIn. It's professional facebook. I think the benefits of having a profile on it far outweigh the negatives.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2010, 05:43
Here's another discussion about Linkedin.

linkedin-anyone-38214.html

IMO, definitely something you should have to build a professional network.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2010, 16:15
It's a good, useful site. I've met quite a few people using it.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2010, 10:27
I think it's a great tool for professional networking; it can be helpful in so many ways: from finding info about interviewers to creating a virtual billboard for your professional image... anyways, as I am a absolute promoter of social media and such, I would definitely vote yes
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2011, 18:03
Has anyone here had any real measurable benefit from Linked in? (Other than their online job classifieds)
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 16:40
I got an interview + offer (but did not take) for a job through linkedin
I'm a big fan of linkedin for a special reason (talked about this on my essays) .

Social networks allow me to find a connection/touch point to someone - say i see an opening for a job at XYZ company - i can see linkedin and find ONE person there with something I can touch on (previous work, country, education) and then, that person you can reach out to really understand company culture, work style, opportunities and after a honest discussion of said person's experience, you can gauge if it works for you and suddenly, you are not just another applicant.

So long way to say, i love linkedin, fb, twit, you name it.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2011, 12:00
LinkedIn is great. I've also met several people from it, including to get info about MBA.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2011, 05:19
I prefer my own personal website.

To get info about MBAs and jobs I call alumni.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2011, 07:11
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Has anyone here had any real measurable benefit from Linked in? (Other than their online job classifieds)


yes. it is pretty useful.

if you are interested in careers in XYZ in an WDS country, just make a search using this criteria and you will see plenty of people and their carrer path to XYZ.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2011, 02:19
But why would you want to disclose information about yourself?

Clearly, to know the background of others is beneficial; but at the same time, to let others know everything about you and, more importantly, to see who you know is not so good for you, IMO. Do you want to brag about who you know?

What do you think?
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2011, 03:12
A problem I see is keeping these profiles up to date. F**ebook, linkedin, etc.

People may request "friendships" and you don't return their request, hmmm no good.

You may have time now, but what about in two years time?
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2011, 03:49
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But why would you want to disclose information about yourself?

Clearly, to know the background of others is beneficial; but at the same time, to let others know everything about you and, more importantly, to see who you know is not so good for you, IMO. Do you want to brag about who you know?

What do you think?


I think it is all about networking. You may add people you know and you may make your profile private and none of people outside your linkedinfriedns will know about you.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2011, 04:04
Right, but I still don't get why it's useful for you to let others know your personal contacts (even if you set your profile as private)?
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2011, 04:18
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Right, but I still don't get why it's useful for you to let others know your personal contacts (even if you set your profile as private)?


for me it is useful becuase I can find out what I am interested.

I was offered a full time position in a small M&A boutique, but after I talked to my friend who has a former colleague in that firm I realized that things are not so nice as were decribed to me during the interview.
I denied the offer becuase there were limited opportunities. It was very useful for me not to make a wrong career step.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2011, 04:36
I see your point, Pkit.

Someone mentioned that they use linkedin to contact people from firms they are interested in. Do you contact them directly (i.e., not through your friends)? If so, what do you write to them, and what's the response rate?
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2011, 04:45
Pkit, do you add only your close friends or even acquaintances?
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2011, 05:43
nonameee wrote:
Pkit, do you add only your close friends or even acquaintances?


Hi I see your point.

Recently I have conctacted a Stern MBA alumni working in the industry of my post-MBA interest. I have got a lot of insight. I dont care if he will see my resume, i do not post my tel number or my adress there.
the difference is that I am not concerned a lot of my personal data scuch as resume.
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Re: What is your opinion about Linkedin [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2011, 14:10
I've used it for both 2nd/3rd degree connections or complete strangers, obviously, the latter has a lower response rate - it's really significantly about how you structure your note and make it exploratory/an opportunity for other person to mentor/advice versus get you a job.

I've had a decent success rate at just being frank and honest about exploring options. Response rate varies by what "link" i have - school, common company worked for, same country/city of birth, something to draw upon - lacking all this, an interest (obviously) in the place the work and expressions that succinctly

Ironically my long note here already extols what not to do =) keep it brief and I've had a near 50-70% response rate when I was career hunting a couple of years ago.
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I see your point, Pkit.

Someone mentioned that they use linkedin to contact people from firms they are interested in. Do you contact them directly (i.e., not through your friends)? If so, what do you write to them, and what's the response rate?

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