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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Rob1234, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    I am thinking about joining?

    Wondered what people who have joined thought of it and got out of it?
     
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  2. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I've been using it for a while, great tool to market yourself and also make connections with like minded individuals. Good for job hunting too, at least in my experience.
     
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  3. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    Great for building professional network. I do have the feeling I'm not getting the most out of it but I also don't put any time in managing my profile. I just add connections as I meet people. Helped me many times to get in touch with a person I wanted to get in touch with who happened to be in my network as a 2nd degree connection.
     
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  4. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    I find it a bit meh tbh. I do use it to build connections but if I want to talk to someone I'll usually tweet them or (rather old fashioned I know) pick up the phone.

    I use the groups a bit I get easily frustrated by all the junk you have to sift through to get to an actual post by an actual person.
     
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  5. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Not for me – too many people saying they got “head hunted” on linkedin which actually means a recruitment agency called just to get some more info for their candidate database.
     
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  6. jvanassen

    jvanassen Kilobyte Poster

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    Ive got a profile but dont really use it much or manage my profile. I pop on there every now and again and click connect on anyone i know under the "recommended connections" page but other than that its no use to me. It may come handy when i want to progress in my career and maybe find a new job but until then.....
     
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  7. jb87

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    I recommend using LinkedIn.

    You can put a lot of details about your career history and your skills, than in a CV. On a CV, it's usually 2-3 pages, and need to keep it short.
     
  8. Mr_Cellophane

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    I use it when going for an interview. Mainly to find out about the person interviewing me. It's good to know as much about them as they do about you :biggrin
     
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  9. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    This :D
     
  10. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Honestly mate, its different where I live, at least for me, I don't I ever got contacted by a recruiter just to put my name in the DB, they probably already do it without contacting me since all my experience is on my LinkedIn profile :twisted:.

    I do however get contacted for positions/contracts that are open. Also from time to time, some sales guys will try and sell me tech.
     
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  11. Sparky
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    Yeah, I know it’s not the same for everyone and some people are quite grounded about the whole thing.

    I do look up some people I have worked with who now claim to be a company directors when in fact they are not, they also claim to run their own company despite not registering the company name or producing company accounts – basically a complete load of BS some people put online.
     
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  12. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    That's true, I've seen that happen many times! I've seen people list all kinds of skills and then when you meet them and work with them... its a completely different story.
     
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  13. Monkeychops

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    I use it for various things I've found it handy for, and have had some good leads from recruiters et al that have paid off in the past.
     

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