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

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Does LinkedIn recruiter help consultancies or agencies in the way it should be?

I have been using Linkedin recruiter icense for months. It is a passive network. If we post a job it will give results in 10 or 20 days, whereas job portals give us an immediate response. Is there a ...
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Contacting a company recruiter inquiring about a job application status [closed]

So, I really want to work for this one company. I have tried following up (both, via Gmail and LinkedIn's InMail) on my application to one of the company recruiters, but in vain. May I please know ...
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What is the advantage of long blocks of details over short and succinct titles on LinkedIn profiles? [closed]

I have come across a myriad of websites advising how to write a professional LinkedIn profile. Many if not most emphasize elaborating in detail, telling a story and appearing interactive, replacing ...
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Should a year of Americorps service be listed as “professional experience” or “volunteering” on a resume and LinkedIn?

There was a competitive application process to get into this Americorps program and I did receive a living stipend (barely enough to cover basic living expenses). I'm inclined to list my Americorps ...
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What content should be sent via LinkedIn InMail to a job poster?

When applying for jobs on LinkedIn, I like to send inmail messages to the job poster. Since the person posting the job is related to hiring, I send an inmail equivalent to my Cover Letter. Since I ...
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Do managers monitor employees' LinkedIn connection activity?

I've noticed several coworkers at a firm I recently departed who are connecting to recruiters on LinkedIn. I can only assume they're beginning their respective searches. This was a company where most ...
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Do employers favor Premium LinkedIn Job Seekers over ordinary Job Seekers?

An option on LinkedIn for ordinary (non-paying) account-holders is to upgrade to Premium (paying) status. There are various benefits including "Move your job applications to the top of the recruiter's ...
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How do I politely decline providing a reference/recommendation?

I worked in a large team for several years and over time managed several people. Some have since written and requested recommendations for their LinkedIn profiles. I promptly wrote recommendations ...
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Could I use LinkedIn to improve visibility WITHIN my company? [closed]

I have a profile which I have not updated since early in my current job out of concerns that it might signal lack of loyalty. One of my greatest assets my superiors have lauded as a reason to promote ...
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Which company to mention in Job Title for a Consultant [duplicate]

I am currently working as a consultant from one company (my Parent company on whose payroll I am) to another company (where I actually work, my parent company's client). What I actually work on, ...
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(How) can freelance work count towards “years of experience” on resume, online/Linkedin profiles, etc?

Although it's not mentioned explicitly on the resume, we sometimes write something like "ABC professional with N years experience" on Linkedin or other online professional profiles or career ...
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Should I contact the recruiter who didn't respond to my e-mail, through Linkedin? [closed]

I have recently interviewed for a developer role at a tech company and the interviews went well. In the final interview, the manager mentioned that he got good feedback from the interviewers and that ...
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Keeping LinkedIn contacts after leaving a job [closed]

I've got a new job. My (current) director asked me not to update my LinkedIn profile until a couple of weeks after I leave. I told him that my new company may use LinkedIn as part of the business, and ...
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Should I mix different professional aspects in my LinkedIn account

Assuming I have a profession A, and I'm trained in a very different one as well, B. Shall I mix both in my profile, or will it just create an impression of being all over the place? (I'm currently ...
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Should I write my biography in the first or third person?

On many different professional profiles (Linked-In, personal website, StackExchange sites etc) I see some users writing their biographies in first person and others in third person. I feel like third ...
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Should titles be included in LinkedIn names? [closed]

Is it advisable to include a title (like PhD or Dr.) in a LinkedIn profile name? Or do recruiters perceive this as pretentious?
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What is a limit to the information I should put up on LinkedIn?

When submitting PDF or paper resumes, I didn't have any concern as to the information I have written on it. It's still semi-private in the sense that only the employers whom I sent my resume to can ...
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Linkedin company name [closed]

I worked for a company through an outsource company, but I have nearly no relation with the outsourcing company except they paid the salary. It was all done on a contract basis so I was never employee ...
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Should short term jobs on LinkedIn profile be left off?

According to several articles including this one from Forbes and even answers to this question, the general advice I'm seeing is to put EVERYTHING on your LinkedIn profile. Yet for a resume, it's ...
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How would linkedIn help me in my career [duplicate]

I have never used linkedIn even though I have a bare account created for years. Off late, I keep on hearing facts where Employers screen potential candidates through social networking channels. Also ...
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What is a Professional way to customize personal note in linkedin

Background : Mr.John is emigrating (from USA) to Australia in mid of 2014 and would like to get in the circle with recruiters so he can be in touch with Australian IT market. What is the most ...
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How to register odd jobs in Linkedin.com

When I was young, I lived and worked in England for about two years, doing a lot of odd jobs. I would like to show this on my Linkedin.com profile. What would be the best way to put it? Would the ...
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How should I respond to vague recruiter requests?

A recruiter contacted me with a pretty vague request. It's somewhat phrased as follows (modified to avoid arousing too much suspicion): Software Engineering Opportutnies @ LinkedIn Hi, we ...
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Is Linkedin used as a human resources tool world wide?

I live in Brazil since I was born. Here, most of people I know has a profile in Linkedin. Usually, a real complete profile, with experiences, recommendations, projects and educational information. ...
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How important it is to have a profile on LinkedIn?

Many of my friends have a LinkedIn profile and they claim that it is quite useful for making industry connections, but I am not sure how these industry connections work. Will they be able to replace ...
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Is there any benefit to receiving LinkedIn recommendations from colleagues/class fellows?

Do LinkedIn recommendations from your colleagues or class fellows matter to hiring managers? And does it matter that it would be from classmates or colleagues instead of from seniors or people with ...
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How can I use my LinkedIn profile to find employment in another location? [closed]

I've been getting really a lot of LinkedIn profile views, invites from recruiters, etc. However, all of them come from my current location in Europe. Thing is I'd like to move overseas, to US west ...
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Right time to ask somebody to drop a good word for you during interview process

I work in the software/hardware high-tech industry in the US. I have been looking for career opportunities for a few weeks. I was contacted by a recruiter (working for the company) a few weeks back ...
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Putting employer or client company as experience

I was hired by company X months ago as a full time developer but have been working onsite as a contractor at one of company X's clients, company Y. I might be somewhat bias but since company Y is ...
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What is LinkedIn etiquette before an interview?

When applying for a job at a new company if you know the name of the person interviewing should you look at their linkedIn profiles? How would you feel if the candidate you were interviewing appeared ...
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Is It Bad Form to Remove a Deceased LinkedIn Connection?

I feel kind of insensitive for asking about this. I am connected to a guy that suddenly died about a month ago of natural causes. I was just looking through my connections on LinkedIn, and ...
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automatically publishing blog to LinkedIn

Is it considered professional to publish new blog entries to LinkedIn? The content of the blog is technical in nature and relevant to my field. It is not questionable nor objectionable. Typical ...
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Asked two alums from same company to talk with me about openings on linkedin, both responded to my request. How do I deal with this properly?

I typically send requests to multiple alums from one company in my job hunt, because there is a high chance that my message gets ignored. However, this time, I got both to respond willing to talk to ...
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How can I show on my LinkedIn profile that I want to avoid working in a certain industry?

Currently I'm employed in a position which I could stay in for a while. However, I'm not in love with it and would leave for the right opportunity. As such, I don't mind receiving contacts for ...
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Should I include a picture on my linkedin profile?

Should I include a personal picture on my linkedin profile? I would never consider including one with my CV / Resume, and yet I have one on linkedin (which has only just occurred as slightly ...
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How do I request an introduction in Linkedin, from a former colleague with whom I haven't kept in touch?

Browsing through my 2nd-degree connections on LinkedIn, I noticed a recruiter who works for a company I'm particularly interested in. I don't know this recruiter at all, personally, but I do have a ...
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How should I treat people who cannot spell my name on LinkedIn?

I'm registered on LinkedIn and I get invitations often. 6 out of 10 people who try to write down my name fail to spell it correctly. Sometimes it annoys me and I feel like writing a letter to them ...
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How to ask for Linked-In recommendations

The other day I noticed my Linked-In profile did not have a whole ton of recommendations. I have worked with quite a few people over the past few years. How should I request a recommendation from ...
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LinkedIn invitations from people I don't know

I frequently get invitations on LinkedIn from people whom I don't know. We often have several shared connections, but don't know each other personally. I am more inclined to ignore invitations from ...
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Protocol for Adding people on Linkedln

Is it unreasonable to add a person on linkedln that interviewed you? I want to add a person who did a phone interview with me. Is this seen as a bad gesture?
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How to handle a simultaneous job search in multiple fields

I've recently spent a lot of time focusing on writing code, and would like to get a job as a developer. At the moment, I have a decent job in wholly unrelated field (Occupational Health and Safety). ...
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Is there a recommended or optimal length of profile on LinkedIn?

1-2 pages is generally recommended for a resume. What about for LinkedIn? If it should be longer, what parts of a profile should be covered in more detail?
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Question about resumes and LinkedIn for employers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Listing LinkedIn profile as a full CV - looks lazy, or convenient for recruiters? Do you think that it's lazy or unprofessional to use LinkedIn to make a resume? (I'm ...
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Should I disconnect from a past colleague on LinkedIn when a relationship has gone sour?

Despite my efforts at maintaining a professional and positive relationship while resigning from a job, I've recently been informed by past colleagues that my past employer has been saying a lot of ...
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Listing LinkedIn profile as a full CV - looks lazy, or convenient for recruiters?

I am considering putting a line at the bottom of my one-page (US) resume like this: "References available upon request. For a full CV, please view my LinkedIn profile at ...
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The etiquette of connecting with recruiters on networking sites

I sometimes get contacted by recruiters on sites such as LinkedIn, asking if I am interested in a job they have available, and they usually want to make a formal connection on the network to share ...