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

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Is it okay to apply for a closed job?

I was about to apply to a full-time job through LinkedIn. I just found the job and was working on my resume and cover letters but unfortunately, it was already closed when I finished (which is unusual ...
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LinkedIn recommendations for some former colleagues but not all

At my previous place of work a lot of people had to leave, including me. We stay in touch. Of the people still working there some will probably have to look for new jobs soon. A few of my former ...
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How to approach the company about appreciation for one's work?

I've been working for 4 years at a company. The job is stable, and the pay is acceptable (though after devaluations in my country, it's been behind for a while now). I'm actively looking for a new job,...
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Complicated working experience on LinkedIn

I would like to ask, how would you deal with this not that important situation, that I am dealing with right now. I was working for one corporate for year and a half now and I would like to place ...
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How to respond to a potential job opportunity on LinkedIn if only the compensation could make me consider it

I found a job as developer, which I really like for the atmosphere/life and working condition which are quite good given the industry. I'm currently only dissatisfied with my salary, which slightly ...
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Should I avoid writing a LinkedIn recommendation for a terminated employee?

A former employee who was a direct report of mine, and who I recently terminated, is asking for a LinkedIn recommendation. The individual was fired because the quality of his work (software ...
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Recruiters pushing for interview without sharing important job basics first

Asking for a friend who is an IT-professional based in Germany, who just finished his vocational training/apprenticeship 6 months ago. My friend has been receiving job offerings via XING and LinkedIn ...
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What is the convention for listing different projects on LinkedIn? [closed]

I'm trying to improve my LinkedIn profile, so I'm now on the experiences section, I'm trying to list all the project I have done in my current position. But I'm torn between listing them as new ...
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Is it appropriate to send an employer a LinkedIn request after a job interview?

I had recently had a phone interview with the head of a company. Some hours later, I noticed this person had checked my LinkedIn profile several hours ago, prior to the interview. With only an ...
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Is Linkedin really useful for job search? [closed]

In recent years, I've heard time and time again that if I wanted to have a successful "career" (if that means anything but a good-sounding term for "jobs"), I must be on Linkedin. That's supposed to ...
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Recruiter not disclosing where he got my phone number and resume from

Background Normally when I am open for changes in my career I update my CV on some carrier or professional networking portals like LinkedIn, Indeed.com etc. If something interesting comes up through ...
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How to showcase a web application which hasn't been published yet?

I want to showcase a dynamic web application I created while I apply for job offers as a web developer. I used HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Bootstrap, JQuery, Ajax, API calls, JSON, some JQUERY plugin, ...
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Should I list programming languages I'm only familiar (not proficient) with on LinkedIn? [duplicate]

Under the skills section, should I list the programming languages I'm only familiar with (taken a University course in) by themselves, label them (e.g., SQL (familiar)), or leave them out entirely? ...
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Reaching Out on LinkedIn

I have two acquaintances, whom I have met under very different circumstances, and years ago we connected on LinkedIn. However, both of them (and myself) have ended up working in very similar roles, ...
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How to ask for an endorsement?

I am a junior developer in a medium sized team, and have been given a specific project for the term of my internship. I have kept my supervisor/superior well abreast of my progress. At every step of ...
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May I include non-academic publications on my Linkedin profile?

In the Profile Section on Linkedin there is the possibility to add Publications (See Add Profile Sections > Accomplishments > Publication). I collaborated as a comic artist and author with several ...
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Should I include occasional volunteering on my Linkedin profile?

I frequently help some non-profit organization on a voluntary basis, just to help their causes, although I don't belong to any volunteer association officially. Among other things, I recently ...
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Should one list only electives or major courses on linkedin? [duplicate]

If one majors in Finance and minor in IT should they list only electives under courses section? Or should they include all courses taken in that post graduate program?
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Is a teacher's recommendation in LinkedIn actually useful?

After graduating, I have some friends that have teacher's recommendations in their LinkedIn profile. I have had a good relationship with most of my teachers (quite good, actually) and I have been a ...
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Is sending LinkedIn invitation to top management team a good idea?

Recently I completed my internship at a firm and I was wondering whether it's a good idea to send invitation to connect on linkedIn to the top management including CEO? Or should I send request to ...
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Should my manager be aware of private LinkedIn approaches I receive? How to politely have this happen?

Like most of us, I have a personal LinkedIn profile, which I keep as updated as feasible. Sometimes managers send me a message asking for my resume. Now, since I am already employed and busy on a ...
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I am a software engineer, should I include my Math.SE in my LinkedIn profile?

I am a software engineer and I have been working on my LinkedIn profile. I have added a link to my software blog to my profile and I thought about adding my Math.SE profile as well as I have been ...
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What are the possible consequences of adding unknown people on Linkedin? [duplicate]

On Linkedin, often I get connection requests from people I don't know. Most of the time we share 1-2 connections and/or studied at the same university. Sometimes we don't have any mutual connections ...
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Which industry am I working in? Software development or financial services?

Question: I am a software developer working in a financial service company. The company does NOT sell financing software or digital product. My work does involve an understanding about the finance ...
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Should I add a note for recruiters in my LinkedIn public profile?

I'm a lucky person with skills and experience that are currently in demand in my region (working in IT in France, not in Paris ;-) My LinkedIn resume is up-to-date, and the "Looking for new ...
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Appearing in Linkedin searches by current employer. Getting layed off? [closed]

I work in a small company and the job I do is for one person. Sometimes I might not even have enough work. So I do not think theres a need for more than one person at these tasks. For the last month ...
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How good is LinkedIn privacy?

I'm currently a gainfully employed software engineer at a company where I am well-liked and in no danger of losing my job. However, due to various factors, I feel like I want a change of pace. I ...
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I looked up a future colleague on LinkedIn before I started a job. I told him about it and he seemed surprised. Should I apologize?

I was thinking about this and was wondering if my behavior is unethical - the information was public, and I didn't think much of doing so at the time.
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Is it necessary to put my full name on my Linkedin profile?

I want to create a Linkedin profile but I don't like to share my personal and anagraphic data publicly: as far as I know Linkedin shares generic personal info (i.e. profile picture, full name and city)...
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Is it legal for company to use my work email to pretend I still work there? [duplicate]

I recently quit my job due to the toxic work environment. My job involved email communication with our clients, and my boss has asked my coworkers to use my email to pretend to be me and talk to our ...
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How do I describe an unofficial role on my resume and LinkedIn?

I'm a web developer. At my company my niche is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and, by extension, site speed. The position is sort of half-official, as it is understood and agreed upon by my ...
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Shall I accept this “lunch and discussion” invite from a new LinkedIn contact?

A new LinkedIn contact that I thought to be a recruiter invited me to lunch to discuss about "technical environment" and "project management" in the company I work at. This person doesn't offer ...
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My resume was snatched by someone [closed]

What things should i do because my resume was snatched by someone. Would I report this urgent? Because I'm afraid that that scammers will use my resume to convinced other people. Thank you
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Would it be bad to follow up with a phone call / email after applying to a job that's posted on LinkedIn?

Would it be bad to follow up by phone or email, after applying to a job that's posted on LinkedIn? I'm wondering if such follow-up could be perceived positively, namely that I am proactive and care ...
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After applying for a position directly with the company, should I still send a message to the recruiter on LinkedIn?

A recruiter accepted my LinkedIn personal connection request. I put a message there telling him how interested I am in working for the company and how my skills will be a great fit for the position. ...
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Is a LinkedIn profile important for people in tech?

From my time spent on LinkedIn recently, I get the feeling that most users are in marketing / digital marketing, sales, product management, accounting, and recruiting. Is LinkedIn important for ...
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Should I accept invitations from recruiters after declining their offers via message?

I recently made a LinkedIn account as suggested in a course I completed. I am not active in it, but added my colleagues into "My Network". Even though I have stated in my profile I am not interested ...
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Survival without Linkedin profile in software industry [closed]

Internet is full of advantages of having a linkedin profile. I, despite being a software engineer, don't feel comfortable (and feel anxious a lot - extremely panic feeling) broadcasting myself and my ...
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Can my employer ask LinkedIn to delete posts of mine? [closed]

Let's assume my LinkedIn account shows the name of my current employer (as most accounts do). Can the employer ask LinkedIn to delete posts of mine which they don't want to see associated with the ...
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How to mention that I've brought sponsors for my college fest?

I'm studying my bachelors in a reputed institution. As many other colleges do, my college conducts a technical and cultural fest and we generally ask various industries, restaurants, etc. for ...
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Spying on potential employer's LinkedIn

I know LinkedIn notifies the user when someone visits their profile. I have an interview scheduled in a week with 4 different people from a company. I would like to see what is on their LinkedIn and ...
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Should I add University classes on Linkedin?

I am a final year data science student. I want to enhance my Linkedin profile which I think it is weak. We had special courses for data science I took. I was thinking of adding my individual ...
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How to describe a job on linkedin without overinflating and underselling it?

I come across so many LinkedIn job titles and job descriptions that make me roll my eyes or which I think aren't even true that I'm wondering what I should put there myself. My position (the ...
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Adding Consultant Experience to Resume and LinkedIn [duplicate]

A similar question has been asked here, but I believe my situation is slightly different. I recently started working a consulting position at a fairly well known company, lets call it Company A. I ...
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I have been in charge of a non-registered “organisation”, should I put this on my CV/linked in?

In 2015 I started an esports team, that later bridged into me doing a lot of web-development, marketing, graphic design and some other minor work. I never registered the team as an organisation, as we ...
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Is unprofessional to send Linkedin request to candidate

I'm interviewing different people for tech roles and I would like to know if it's considered unprofessional to send them a Linkedin request after the interview. I'm not a recruiter or a HR person, I'...
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Recommendation letter for lecturer from student

My lecturer, who was also my undergraduate thesis supervisor, has requested me to write a LinkedIn recommendation for him. I am in a dilemma of accepting or rejecting this request since I don't think ...
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How can I keep my scheduled vacation if I'm about to be hired in another place? [duplicate]

I've been working for almost 2 years at this company, and had scheduled my vacation for January 2019. This week I received a better job offer, paying almost twice as much as I get now, in a larger ...
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What is the most professional way of dealing with too many messages on LinkedIn? [duplicate]

I am now receiving more messages and invitations on LinkedIn than I can handle. These messages almost always contain invitation the the phone/skype/onsite interview. I have no interests right now in ...
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Should I ask for an introduction after I applied?

I applied to a startup job on Monday and realized today that the hiring manager is connected via LinkedIn to one of my mentors. I haven’t heard back yet so should I ask my mentor for an introduction? ...