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

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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), ...
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AWS Partner Accreditations on Resume [duplicate]

My company is an AWS Partner, and so far I have completed the "AWS Technical Professional Accreditation" and was going to possibly do the Business one as well (there is also an economics one). I was ...
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Including LinkedIn on resume/cover letter [duplicate]

What are the pros and cons of including a URL to your LinkedIn profile on your resume or cover letter? I have most of my contact information on my cover letter and only my phone number on my resume, ...
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Inappropriate to list my client's net worth?

I've worked as a freelance web developer and have had a client with a net worth well into 7 figures. I feel proud of this achievement and want people to know my skills are scalable, but I could see ...
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To what extent can my volunteering and social responsibility experiences damage my career, if the causes are debatable/political?

Volunteering and social responsibility/charity work is widely encouraged here in the UK as part of ones' professional development - and recruiters/firms/career advisers expect people to list this ...
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When showing certifications, should I group by subject or certification level? [closed]

I realise this is a very trivial question, but in the continual pursuit of a perfect CV/LinkedIn: I have several qualifications from a particular vendor. The vendors certificate 'levels' are ...
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Should I ask why a recruiter connected to me on LinkedIn?

About a week ago a recruiter connected to me on LinkedIn. He never sent me a message, which I thought was odd, since usually recruiters connect and send a message asking if I'm interested in ...
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What's a subtle and non-desperate way of saying that I'm looking for a new job on LinkedIn?

I have a job, and have neither resigned nor been given notice. I'd like to let potential new employers on LinkedIn know that I'm looking for a new job, without sounding like I've resigned or been ...
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Can small-sized businesses have offices nationwide? [closed]

I was wondering if small-sized businesses (less than 200 employees nationwide) can have offices across the nation. I saw a job ad on LinkedIn and then researched the company. They claim to have ...
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LinkedIn Profile With Respect To Past Employment

I have been at my current company as a software engineer for the past three years. However, after graduating from college and before starting my current job, I had three different jobs within a ...
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LinkedIn Family Endorsements. Good or bad? [closed]

I am working on a resume for a job, and am also including a link to my LinkedIn (Linkopedia according to my dad) for an extended resume including endorsements. My parents, who are proofreading my ...
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Should I accept all LinkedIn requests? (or for that matter, send out requests to anyone in your field?) [duplicate]

What are the advantages and disadvantages in inviting and accepting all people in your LinkedIn profile? Obviously the advantage is that you'd have a larger circle and you'd be easier to find for ...
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Can it be seen as unprofessional to have an avatar as your LinkedIn profile picture?

I have created an identity of myself on the internet, with the following image: I'm using this image on almost every site I use: Twitter, Gravatar, Stack Overflow, blog, ... My question is the ...
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How valuable is a photo on networking sites? [duplicate]

I am signed up on a few career networking sites (like LinkedIn), and I often get sent reminders to add a photo to my profile, and "Here's an article [written by us] about why having a photo is great!" ...
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How to remove ambiguity from the meaning of an “executive” title in a corporate context? [closed]

I have seen the word "executive" being used for completely opposite levels of seniority: Someone is a "senior executive" means that one is a director or senior manager at a business. Someone is a ...
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How to get across on LinkedIn that I absolutely enjoy, and am committed to, my company? [closed]

I work in a non-client-facing role and only occasionally interact with suppliers/vendors and consultants. Generally I feel that my professional network is very small and thus I want to get to know ...
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Will a restructuring that “downgraded” my role look bad on CV - and how to make it look better? [closed]

So, technically speaking I was not demoted, but if I list my titles chronologically, it will appear that I was "downgraded" from manager to assistant team leader. This was due to an internal ...
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How to convince recruiters on LinkedIn to not ask for other interested applicants?

Most LinkedIn messages I receive are of the "We are looking for a candidate with your skill sets.." theme. These messages frustrate me not because people are finding my profile and inquiring me about ...
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LinkedIn connection type for someone you've interviewed

I recently interviewed someone, and was suitably impressed. I want to connect on LinkedIn (the interview process is not complete yet), but am stumped by 'How do you know' connect options: Is he ...
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Company name in LinkedIn description & article comments - bad mix?

Occasionally I have a quick skim through the comments on a linkedin article. Inbetween all the comments from people with titles such as "Director at MyOwnCompany" and "Visionary at GrowYourBizToday", ...
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What's a typical title for someone who opens / sets up branch of a company in a new country?

This was a company in its growth stage, so well beyond a start-up, 100+ employees, however I was hired to open the company's new country branch, with multiple responsibilities ranging from hiring, ...
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As a non-IT manager of IT folks, how do I represent familiarity with programming/technology?

I am a business-educated manager who works a lot with IT folks and programmers, and want to figure out what's the best way to represent this on the resume or linkedin. I am not a programmer but ...
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If I want to emphasize leadership experience, is it OK to highlight jobs outside my functional area where I was a leader?

I am applying for middle/senior management positions at younger companies (avg employee age 30) in a function where I am manager since only 2 years. Is it OK to give a lot of weight also to roles I ...
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How to portray responsibilities that are unusual for my title on my resume?

To put it very briefly - I am a vendor relationship manager working with software/IT service providers, but our company decided that I and others like me should be heavily involved in areas of IT ...
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Company name dropping etiquette (CV's/LinkedIn)

I'm looking for some opinions on what is considered acceptable when looking to bolster your CV with the names of big, or interesting, companies you've worked with. In particular, in my situation as a ...
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Training done, certificate received, should I put it on my cv/linkedin profile? [duplicate]

Recently I had a four-day training about Android development. The training was paid by my employer and delivered by an external company. It's the first time I've taken this kind of training. ...
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Adding someone on LinkedIn after I interviewed with them, but didn't get the job. [duplicate]

I recently attended two interviews for a position, a general ‘meet each other’' interview, and then a technical interview. Both interviews seemed to go well, friendly and amicable. However, I was ...
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How should I list working for a subsidiary company on my LinkedIn profile?

If I work for a subsidiary company, should I say that I work for the parent company on my LinkedIn profile?
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When should you, and should you not, add someone on Linked In? [duplicate]

I'm wondering what kind of considerations one should apply when adding people on Linked In. For example, if starting a new job, would it be normal add your new colleagues on Linked In? Or would it ...
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Professional Organizations on Resume/LinkedIn?

If one attended meetings for a professional organization (example: IEEE or Java Users Group) on a repeated basis, but did not actually join the organization with a membership, is it a good idea to ...
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Do recruiters have to say where they get their contact info?

I've increasingly been getting recruiter emails at my personal email address, and on occasion even my work address (!). As I've never personally reached out to these people or companies, and I'm not ...
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How do I represent startup experience on my resume? What would be an appropriate title to use? [duplicate]

I am working in a 10 person startup. We will be running the pilot project for our idea over the next few months. I want to write about the work that I did am doing in the startup on my CV and since we ...
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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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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 ...