(Closed) For those who use LinkedIn, how has it been beneficial for you?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

If I’d wanted to stay in my old career, it would have helped.  I had multiple different companies reach out to me and offer me interviews based on the content of my LinkedIn page.

But I really disliked my old career so I had no interest in those interviews.

I haven’t seen any other real benefit in it either but I keep it around just in case.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I, thankfully, already have a job, but I have been contacted numerous times regarding interviews. Recruiters have an easier time finding potential candidates on LinkedIn, in my opinion.

My brother found his position as a mechanical engineer through LinkedIn and introduced me to it. 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you use relevant keywords in your descriptions, it’s great for being found if you are looking for opportunities.

Fiance was casually going to start looking for a job, so he created a profile, and within a week or two was contacted by three different recuriters (one he actually ended up applying for and getting the job, but decided he didn’t like the work).

Also, I search the job listings and find ones there I haven’t found elsewhere. I think it’s been extremely helpful to see a job listing, search the company, and see if I have connections and what degree of separation, this will easily get your foot in the door. 

Also, applying directly through the LinkedIn posting allows the hirng manager to see your profile quickly, see your connections, etc. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

……I haven’t found it useful at all for anything other than stalking potential employers before interviews. I wish I was in a field that did recruiting on there. And in case you’re wondering, I have added real connections and filled out my profile completely. I also created an online portfolio and link to articles about me. I think some fields use it more than others.

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