Do you use LinkedIn?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@LadyBlackheart:  Absolutely to all of your questions! Best tool out there in my opinion.

Post # 4
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve never gotten a job through linkedin, but I use it for networking all the time. I have a lot of friends that got jobs using linkedin, also. It’s a great way to connect with industry folks and ask them questions if you need to! 🙂

Post # 5
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve never gotten a job through a LinkedIn posting, but it’s been invaluable for networking, and as a place potential employers can come to check out my experience and connections.

Post # 6
551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@LadyBlackheart:  i use it to network! and in case i am ever in the market for a new job… my FI works for a regional bank and his boss loves to find people and “recruit” them based on their linkedin page hahah

Post # 7
2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Never got a job through it, but I have had several headhunters contact me as a result (turned down the interview opportunity).

It is a good place for keeping in touch with older coworkers, networking and job searching. 

I also like it to keep an ear to the ground on what new jobs are opening up in my field. Always good to be aware.

Post # 8
2372 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

I have LinkedIn, but I will be honest I rarely actually “use” it. I have tried to be careful thus far about who I add but at the same time I feel bad being like “eehhh noooo” if it’s someone I know!

I did try searching for jobs on there but I didn’t have too much luck. But that’s just me, and really just one period of “searching.” I think overall it is a valuable tool you should have!

Post # 9
2274 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ll go against the grain here, and say I hate LinkedIn.  I am on there, but had to hide all of my information.  I was getting harassed by headhunters weekly.  They were calling me on my work number, and just wouldn’t give up.  I am not looking for a new job, and indicated that, but still had the headhunters contact me.  When its time to move on, I will re-display all of my information, but until then, nope.

Post # 11
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

They spammed me with too many emails so I rage-quit. True story.

Post # 12
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I never used it, but I was just a preschool teacher!

But my DH, who works middle-management at a super-major insurance company, CONSTANTLY uses his for networking! He’s been head-hunted twice, but mostly he uses it to keep in contact with people in his own company who are cross-country!

Post # 13
2274 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@LadyBlackheart:  I’m sorry.  I wish I could send all of my headhunters to you. 

Post # 14
73 posts
Worker bee

I got my job by applying through LinkedIn!! Its my first job (starting my career, so not just a job) after college. I just graduated with my BA this year. I got a job as a Business Analyst, so not too shabby.

I also had a recruiter contact me about a job opportunity but I turned down the job offer for the job I have now. 


I would really only use it for job hunting and now I use it to stay connected with previous co-workers or to connect with new people that I meet at conferences. 



Post # 15
2222 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@coffeegal85:  why did you put your work number on there in the first place?


i don’t have any phone numbers listed and so headhunters only contact me via email. 

Post # 16
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I did have one, but it pissed me off. I kept getting these awkward calls from recruiters. I would answer because it showed as an internal number (since they probably just called our main line and asked for me by name). So I deactivated mine. 

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