LinkedIn yay or nay?

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  1. Juelz

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    is it worth it to get a LinkedIn profile sorted? I have heard of people being head hunted and offered job opportunities based on their LinkedIn profile.. has anyone ever had anything good come from being on LinkedIn?
     
  2. Jaron78

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    A big YAY from me mate.
    As long as you filter out all the nonsense from random recruiters.

    I was contacted on Linked In for my last job and it also really helped me do some extra "investigation work" on the new place.
    I am all for it personally.
     
  3. Dazzo

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    Yay for me also. Helped me secure a new job and treat it as an online cv. You will tend to get a lot of recruitment messages which I make a point of replying to all. At the moment it's just a polite message to say I'm not interested and keeps contacts open for the future.
     
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  4. nisseki

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    Yay for me.

    It can potentially open doors for you because every recruiter is on there that post new jobs and they will come across your profile and contact you.
     
  5. SimonD
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    Actually it's also a good way of talking to potentially mutual colleagues to get an idea of what a person's like outside of the interviewing process.

    As an example I have had people reach out to me for references on colleagues I have worked with in the past, these were unofficial references etc, some have been shining, others were I wouldn't touch him with a barge pole.

    For my perspective it's also a good way to find out who is moving where etc. I like to keep an eye out on former CIO / CTO's I have enjoyed working with on the off chance I can get an opportunity to work with them again.
     
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  6. Sparky
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    I don’t use it but great for checking out people who apply for jobs – also good when their LinkedIn profile doesn’t match their CV. Makes for an interesting interview. :)
     
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    I see the management chat is starting - I must hear the 'reach out' line 1000 times a day :)
     
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    Damn, those management courses are starting to take hold :o :o :p
     
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    I wasn't sure on LinkedIn at first but it's definitely grown on me and I think has its place. It's very handy to learn a bit about a person's background and experience
     
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    Oh I agree whole heartedly :)
     
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    It can be useful, if you are seriously job hunting a good profile helps.

    Recently found it quite handy to see what background the people interviewing me for a job come from, how long they've worked there, their career progression in the company etc. You would never have access to such information years ago.
     

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