Using the social networking site LinkedIn to further one's career goals and network

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How important are LinkedIn connections?

I do not provide my personal data on portals (let's focus on Facebook and LinkedIn) most importantly my real name. A also intentionally do not accept any Facebook's friend's requests and LinkedIn's ...
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Contacting a job poster on linkedin to ask for clarifications before applying?

I'm a graduate with some years of occasional programming experience (no professional experience besides an internship). The company in question is looking for an entry level developer and does not ...
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Does my employer have the right to phishing a personal account for security purposes? [closed]

A few days ago I received a LinkedIn invitation email from some other employee of the company. I clicked the email link to check this person LinkedIn profile, I logged in with my personal account into ...
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How should I interpret a linkedin request from the hiring manager a week after the interview [closed]

I got a linkedin request from the hiring manager a week after the interview.. How should I interpret this? What are the possible implications of this? Does such contact indicate a good chance at ...
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LinkedIn: Education, Courses, and/or Certifications?

I'm a little confused about how exactly to treat these three sections on LinkedIn: Education, Courses, and Certifications. It seems easy enough at first, but... Well, I'll give myself as an example. ...
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Can I write a LinkedIn recommendation for a mentor? [closed]

An expert in a field I'm interested gave a few fascinating lectures and I ended up talking to him about my project and we discussed my approach. Despite the fact that we weren't working together on a ...
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Asking recruiter questions

I was recently contacted by a recruiter from a large tech company who offered to give me some additional details about a position he is hiring and thinks that I am appropriate for. I told him that I'm ...
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How to send a reminder message to schedule meeting | Linkedin [duplicate]

I am setting up an informational interview with a director of a firm. I approached the person to which they replied that they were happy to read my message and would like to offer me time and asked me ...
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LinkedIn: best way to handle listing an internship with two time periods as one position

I was an intern May - August 2015 and I starting interning at the same place again last week. Is it unprofessional/deceiving to list the timeframe on my LinkedIn as May 2015 - present, even though I ...
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How To Portray Experience In Two Separate Fields?

I work in two separate fields, and have been working in both for the last 8 years. The second field of mine started as a side interest and it's now grown into a profession. There is a problem that ...
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Would it look unprofessional to recommend someone in an unrelated field on LinkedIn? [closed]

I am currently a student looking for work in the field of science, while my friend is looking to get his photography work out there. We are both utilising LinkedIn for this purpose. My friend actually ...
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Whether to put wording like “open to opportunities” on LinkedIn if not actively applying

Should I put wording like "seeking a new opportunity" on LinkedIn etc profile, if already employed and not actively looking to leave but unsure about my future to see what's out there and invite ...
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Working in an agency, can I put in our clients' company on my LinkedIn profile? [duplicate]

I am a Web Developer and I work in agency where they give us clients from other agencies/companies to work with. Can I put in our clients' company on my LinkedIn profile? If not, can I put it as a ...
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How much information about my job should I reveal on my LinkedIn profile?

I am drafting my current job description for my LinkedIn page. I want to showcase certain projects that I worked on with my team, but I'm not sure if it is "acceptable" to disclose them in my ...
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Can employers see my edit history on Linked In? [closed]

What "secret" information might LinkedIn be sharing with employers? Is there anywhere where I can find a description of such? LinkedIn doesn't appear to be disclosing that information openly ...
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Informing connections on LinkedIn about looking for new opportunities?

So, I've given notice to my current employer, but have to work off my 3 month notice period fully. I've sent emails to a few recruiters I'm connected to on LinkedIn, but would like to publicize this ...
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How long should I wait before networking on LinkedIn with coworkers at a new job?

I just started a new job and most of my new fellow coworkers are very active on LinkedIn. Is it rude or strange to connect with the ones I've met and worked with so far, or should I wait until I ...
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Can I list donations as volunteer work on my resume?

As you know, there is a new volunteering section on linked in now. I have never physically worked for a non-profit organization, but often I have made monetary donations for causes (e.g. the ...
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Taking a side job from random LinkedIn contact

I was just contacted by a random recruiter via LinkedIn asking if I'm interested in a side project. The recruiter said she was "impressed with my experience" and that she represents a company that's ...
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Consultancy: is it inappropriate to put a client's name on linkedin/CV?

I am working as consultant and, up until now, I was involved in projects with several client companies. So, on linkedin and my CV, I just put something like: -client company 1 - external consultant ...
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How to ask for a job referral from a person you don't know?

I work in the software engineering industry. I want to work for company X. This company is a big company, and receives many CVs per day. Looking online, it seems that it would be better to ask for a ...
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How can I stop feeling jealous when seeing other people's profiles in LinkedIn? [closed]

I was recently laid off from my job, and so I started my job hunt in various sites, including LinkedIn. I never looked into it much but now that I have to, I keep bumping into the profiles of ...
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Writing LinkedIn recommendation in exchange for one

I've recently received some recommendations on LinkedIn from my previous bosses and coworkers. I explicitly asked them to write one. Should I now ask them if they want me to write a recommendation 'in ...
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How should I list small freelance jobs on my resume? [duplicate]

A couple of years ago, I did a lot of little help jobs for handicapped people (driving, grocery shopping, cooking, etc.). None of these where with official contracts or for a company and I was paid in ...
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Connecting with CEO or management on Linkedin

I recently started working at a company and was considering connecting with my higher level management that I work and interact with on a weekly basis. In my case they would definitely recognize and ...
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My boss asked everyone to remove their role explanations from the LinkedIn profile. Is this okay?

My boss recently sent out a company-wide email saying something along the lines of: ...Moving forward, we want to ensure that we omit strategic business information from our communications. So in ...
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Should I add news about me in my linkedin profile?

Recently, one my my work covered in some news websites. Should I add them to my linkedin profile. If the answer is yes, which section?
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Is it wise to contact a recruiter over LinkedIn?

Note: This topic stems off this previously asked question. In which I've attempted to contact Intuit's human resources without any success. In summary I'm attempting to contact Intuit Canada to ...
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Connecting with interviewer on LinkedIn post interview

I just interviewed with a company for a systems / business analyst position through a recruiting agency. Through my recruiter, I found out I was not chosen for the position, after only a few ...
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How can I share a publication about me in linkedin

I'm a computer engineering student and working for a company in cyber security field. I did something about cyber security 5 years ago and some authors mentioned my name about that in two books and a ...
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Is writing considered a volunteer job? Is it worth mentioning it? [duplicate]

I am contributing a lot in a wikipedia-like service, which is mostly driven by the community. I am writing, editing, reviewing the articles etc. What would you think(in a hypothetical recruiter ...
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Does the Skills & Endorsements section of LinkedIn matter for recruiters/employers? [duplicate]

I found this as one of the more fun aspects of a profile in LinkedIn, however, I wonder if it even matters for employers and recruiters. Do they see them as "bonus points" when making hiring ...
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Should I include academic information not (directly?) relevant to my skill set in LinkedIn

Just some background: I have completed a degree in mathematics and another in computer engineering last year. I am working now as a firmware software engineer in a telecomunications company. Now the ...
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Should I put the college I went to on my LinkedIn profile if I didn't earn a degree? [closed]

After about a semester and a half I flunked out of college (this was about 7 years ago). I was told it was acceptable to put the amount of credits I earned on my resume, but I was wondering if that ...
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Should I remove a LinkedIn contact who bullied me? [closed]

I worked in a company and found some nice LinkedIn contacts. But there is a contact who started to bully me after a while. I think he can't stand me at all. Should I remove him to my LinkedIn ...
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Which company to mention in LinkedIn or resume: Actual Employer or the Client

I had been employed by company X but after couple of months I had been shifted to client location at company Y and I worked there for almost 2 years before resigning. Also, Company Y is more renowned ...
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Is it okay to ask current team lead for linkedin recommendation, while seeking new job?

I'm looking for new job. I want to ask my team lead for a linkedin recommendation, so that I can refer to it in interviews( or indirect reference by putting linkedin profile link in CV). But I do not ...
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Should I interview for a job I didn't apply for? Manager from another company contacted me for interview but I didn't apply for a job

I was contacted by a senior level engineer at another consulting company. We have "connections" on linked in. His email asked if I had any interest in his company and wanted to interview. This is ...
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Would adding a role to my LinkedIn profile I spent a short amount of time doing negatively effect me?

I'm currently doing a work placement as part of my university degree and have had the oppertunity to move to a variety of teams. I have previously work in two different roles, one for 5 months and ...
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Request to delete LinkedIn account at termination of employment [closed]

My employment is coming to an end and my current employer has added a clause into an agreement requiring me to: Delete my personal LinkedIn account, never re-activate it or access the information ...
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Is my Linkedin profile for personal use or work use?

My employer insists that everyone's Linkedin profile list their business email address, not their personal email address. Is this typical, standard, or generally accepted practice?
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Should one mention job experiences out of his field on LinkedIn?

A friend of mine who has water-treatment engineering degree recently moved to another country but struggles to find a job in his field. Because he did not want to stay at home unemployed (and because ...
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How to communicate relevancy of my degree to interviewers?

As I mentioned in my previous question, I'm looking for a job. Now that I started with job interviews, I fear I'll face a very uncomfortable and stressing situation. As soon as I finished high school ...
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Why are random recruiters showing up in my “Contacts” in LinkedIn? [closed]

When I view my connections on LinkedIn dozens of random recruiters and other miscellaneous people I have never heard of show up at the head of the list as "contacts". Why is this? How do I stop it ...
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Should I provide a recommendation on LinkedIn without being asked?

I recently worked with someone who I really enjoyed working with, and who I also think is incredibly skilled. He no longer works with us as he was here on a limited contract which is not being renewed ...
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Whens should we respond to recruiter messages on LinkedIn? [closed]

Is it rude to not reply recruiter messages right away on LinkedIn when you are not actively looking for a job but might start looking in 4-6 months?
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Is it ok to ignore messages from recruitment officers on linkedin?

I have a profile on Linkedin, that I use whenever I am looking for a new position. When I am not, well, I tend to neglect it. However I still receive tons of invitations and messages from recruitment ...
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Should I approach an interviewer before a decision has been made?

I am in a bit of a conundrum here. I was interviewed in person by a panel of 5 interviewers(1 on 1, 5 hours back to back technical) last Friday. Today is the 4th day(Thursday here as I write this ...
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Connecting on Linkedin with people from other companies you work with

Say your company works for others. In a certain moment, you are involved in some of these businesses, by being present in negotiations and setting up the final product in the client offices. There, ...
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In my last job I wore multiple hats; would it be OK to list separately each role I covered?

In my last job I was working on a software company covering several roles: Project Manager for projects A, B, C (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Product Manager for the main product (e.g. Windows), ...