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

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How to effectively mention an exam-preparation-break in resume

As I didn't get chance to learn new technologies in my previous job, I resigned from there and prepared for higher studies. Job market also went down that time due to COVID. Now I got a chance in a ...
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Can I reach out to dismissed coworker to wish her well?

A co-worker I had regular dealings with was recently dismissed from the company. I suspect it was due to performance ratings as my employer dismisses the bottom x % each year based on performance ...
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Boss demanding I “tone down and redact” my LinkedIn profile [closed]

I keep my LinkedIn (professional social media platform; sort of like a glorified online resume/CV) and my CV current every month (just a minor change if needed, make sure I didn't miss any typos), ...
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How to add a stealth mode startup to LinkedIn?

Several months ago, I left my job in tech to found a biotech startup with a few really great people. We spent several months working on it, we learned a lot, and finally we realized that now isn't the ...
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Asking for a recommendation from a former coworker, whom I would not feel comfortable to recommend back

Context I have worked in the same software-development team as “Alex” (and another dozen people) for a couple years, and supervised part of their job at some point (due to “technical superiority”, as ...
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Can I mention unpaid internship experience on my resume and LinkedIn profile?

I have recently completed an internship at a company. In this internship I was not paid. I had already agreed to work unpaid at the start of the internship since completing an internship at a company ...
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Hobby turned into industry preference, how to linkedin/cv/resume about my 3 year “hobby” since it is the career path I pursue now?

I have a MSc in computer science and my love for Unreal Engine 4(UE4) shaped my MSc education into working with game artificial intelligence. Creating my LinkedIn profile/cv/resume for applying to UE4 ...
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How relevant are HackerRank-alike certifications on CV/LinkedIn?

The companies nowadays use HackerRank/LeetCode style questions as a major part of their interviewing process (whether is's good or bad is for another discussion). Let's call it a day. I am not an algo-...
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Received a recruitment email from LinkedIn contact at my work email address (from CEO of another company) - how to respond?

A few weeks ago, I received an email at my work email address from someone outside my company asking if I had seen a post they had put up on LinkedIn about a role they are recruiting for at their ...
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How should I give an accurate job title to my voluntary work?

I recently did some voluntary work for a large NGO, and I would like to add this to both my CV and LinkedIn profile. The issue is that I have no idea what an appropriate job title might be. They asked ...
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Is it a common practice to strongly incentivize employee to relay company posts on Linkedin with our personal account?

The company I work for is currently in a process of trying to increase its visibility, especially through a lot of LinkedIn post to promote article on our blog or to share non work-related animation. ...
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My probation period is ending in two weeks. Suddenly a lot more recruiters are approaching me on LinkedIn. Should I worry?

I work as a software engineer, and I don't think I have a performance issue at work. The probation review is due in two weeks. Not sure if this is just in my head or I should prepare for the worst-...
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Dealing with a bad LinkedIn recommendation

In my career I have always received great recommendation letters from management until now. I worked at a small international company in a high level tech position. The entire tech department was ...
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Job Reposted on Linkedin After an Update From Manager

I have been interviewing with this company for about a month now. It started with an initial interview with their HR and they told me right away it might take them a while to get back to me since a ...
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What to Message a Frontend Developer on LinkedIn to Schedule a Call for Advice

Background and Goals I currently work as a WordPress developer for a client through a recruiter. I live near a major USA city that has many frontend developer jobs and IT Meetup groups. I do some ...
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Strange Behavior by Recruiters on LinkedIn

I wanted to talk about something strange that's been happening with me and recruiters on LinkedIn. The thing is, the recruiters contact me there through the messaging service describing a potential ...
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Are LinkedIn Recruiters Mostly Scam?

I have a really poor view of recruiters who reach out on LinkedIn and just want to get a sense if they are actually scams or not. A decent part have international numbers. Seems like an easy scam to ...
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Linkedin: Should I include my certificate?

I am currently a university student (business administration) and trying to improve my Linkedin page. I remembered that when I was a freshman in high school, I went to Camp Kennedy Space Center and ...
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Slight Career Advice Regarding Recruiter on LinkedIn For Software Engineering [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone can help me out with a recruiter who contacted me yesterday on LinkedIn for a potential role. The problem is in my response I had a typo and before I got the chance to review ...
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Recruiter asks for curriculum without providing details about the job offer

Context I recently got contacted by a recruiter on Linkedin with a message similar to this: Hi ..., my name is ... and I'm a recruiter for company X, an engineering company that works across Europe ...
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Is it appropriate to say “Excel hell” on a LinkedIn profile?

A majority of my current job is replacing exceedingly complicated Excel-based data processes with automated software. I heard the phrase "Excel hell" on the podcast Talk Python To Me and thought it ...
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To what extent should I embellish on LinkedIn?

I work for a very large company with lots of engineers at lots of different levels. Recently, some of my coworkers have found me on LinkedIn. Of the four people who requested me over my time with the ...
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Sharing declined opportunities on LinkedIn

One of my LinkedIn contacts was recently admitted to several graduate schools as well as a prestigious international fellowship program, and over the course of a few weeks, she posted the acceptance ...
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Designation changed with no change to my duties. Is it appropriate to update it in resume/LinkedIn from the time I originally joined the team?

Last year I joined a new team and assumed new responsibilities. This year the name of my position changed and now it's more in line with what I actually do (it had been quite generic before). I want ...
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Job got reposted on LinkedIn after I got offered the job

During the past few weeks I've had a couple of interviews with company which went quite well, and that was confirmed with me last week when they said that they were working on a contract for me and ...
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Recurring recruiter contact on LinkedIn

I'm aware of quite a few questions asking about the best way to handle messages on LinkedIn from recruiters, but I think this is different enough to warrant a question of its own. There are quite a ...
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Cannot get reply from recruiter

I sent a job application to company X a month ago. This is a big global company with thousands of employees and currently hundreds of job vacancies. 10 days ago I got a reply like this: Thanks for ...
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Unreturned recomendations on Linkedin: should I hide them?

I'm starting to use LinkedIn now (I have very few connections) and I would like to use it professionally and to give a good impression both to my friends, to former colleagues, and to potential ...
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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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