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Interviewer wanted to connect with me on LinkedIn the day after the interview, is this appropriate?

I want to clarify that prior questions were about the interviewee contacting the interviewer. This question is about the opposite, where the interviewer contacts the interviewee. I had an initial, ...
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Should I add my primary schools, junior school, and secondary school names to Education of my LinkedIn profile?

From class seven to class twelve, I was at the same institution. Should I separate the Secondary School and Higher secondary school from class/grade seven so that I can give the results of board exams?...
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How to describe nursing someone and being a stay at home parent as a career break on LinkedIn?

I’m adding a historic career break to my LinkedIn profile which was nursing, looking after and caring for someone stage 4c cancer and two preschool children. Should I just leave it as “Caregiver” and ...
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Is it acceptable (to employers generally) to get certified and share the success on LinkedIn in a technology that competes with the 'stack' they use?

I'm a cloud solutions developer. My employer uses the Microsoft Azure stack and is a 'partner' of Microsoft which means they get an affiliation with Microsoft that they can use to promote to customers ...
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Can I use my fake last name in LinkedIn and resumes?

For my personal family related reasons I don't use my legal last name online. I would like to change it, but unfortunately it's impossible to do in the near future. Also I'm eastern European and I use ...
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Is the money value in linkedin job offer title per month or year?

I was looking at some job offers in Singapore (I am French) and in some job titles, there is an amount of money. I suspect it is the salary, however, I am not able to understand if it is per year or ...
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How to respond to an unknown candidate asking for a referral?

I'm part of a graduate program at a large multinational company (I joined about a year ago) and I had recently shared on LinkedIn about an opening for the same program for this year, stating that I am ...
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When post job-relevant news on LinkedIn

I attended a course paid by my company and I'd like to share it on LinkedIn. Is it relevant at which time I do the post on LinkedIn? Is the day after on a friday evening still ok? Thanks for your ...
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Is it bad to request a LinkedIn recommendation?

I had asked this question and the most upvoted answer states it's bad to ask (or even receive) recommendation letters over LinkedIn, because it shows your current employer you're looking for new work (...
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How do I create a LinkedIn account without my employer knowing?

I don't currently have a LinkedIn account, but am considering creating one as a way to feel out if it's time to move on to a new company. Since this would be a new account I imagine that if my ...
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How to ask manager who just gave me an appraisal email, for a LinkedIn recommendation

I work part time for a company. My manager is in another city. We recently completed a project and he sent me an appraisal email and a generous bonus that I really wasn't expecting. In fact I'm ...
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My former boss keeps looking at my Linkedin profile, what to do?

Context: I left my previous job about one year ago. I made that decision because: Job was VERY stressfull I wasn't working the topic I was interested in (even though in my interviews I was ...
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Does not having a LinkedIn or Facebook profile adversely affect employment chances?

Sorry if this question has been asked before, I looked up [LinkedIn] and nothing similar came up on the first 3 to 4 pages. Questions: Does not having a LinkedIn or Facebook profile adversely affect ...
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How should I update my LinkedIn acct, that I haven't used in years, that I'm no longer with my last employer, and looking for work?

Background: I was offered/given an acceptable severance package to leave, so I did. The regional manager & HR manager said they would confirm with prospective employers my start / end dates and my ...
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How to choose appropriate job title on Linkedin, if I'm a startup founder who is now looking for a job?

I founded a startup and worked for it solely for years, so I actually did almost everything such as marketing, business development, sales and etc. I'm now looking for a job in an enterprise company, ...
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How complex a project should be to add to LinkedIn accomplishments?

I want to add a project I did, to LinkedIn. This is an ongoing project, and I completed some initial part of it, which involves one Python program (calling multiple functionalities from multiple ...
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Does a recruiter sees if I have ignored his InMail before [closed]

This is kind of the extension of Should I answer spontaneous messages from recruiters on LinkedIn? I get quite a lot of InMail, when I am bored I am answering them in the spirit of the above question, ...
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Ignoring linkedin requests: can it hurt my career?

I tend to get linkedin connection requests often lately. But also I tend to ignore those which come from people I don't know personally, or ones I don't feel are interesting to me. My question is: do ...
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If I published a remote jobs data analysis that I conducted in my free time, could it cause issues between me and my current employer?

I currently work in a software engineering position related to data science. In my free time, I conducted a remote jobs data analysis where I looked into questions such as "What are the most ...
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Is connecting with a hiring manager on LinkedIn prior to the interview a breach of etiquette?

I just requested a LinkedIn connection to the hiring manager before the interview session and he accepted the connection. After I researched LinkedIn connection etiquette, I realized that I may have ...
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How can my boss know that I am looking for a job via LinkedIn? [closed]

Today, when my boss was talking with me, he suddenly said: No you don't need to worry about it, everyday you have 3 or 4 messages with agent in LinkedIn, right? I am very very surprised because : I ...
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Adding job I quickly left for a better option on LinkedIn [duplicate]

I left an industry job after 2 months for an academic one I liked more (both are data science/bioinformatics field). It was on good terms, I got along well with the team and I think I contributed to ...
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Is it appropriate to write in my LinkedIn profile "if you use LinkedIn like Facebook or post political content be I'll block you"? [closed]

I honestly don't remember the last time I saw a post on LinkedIn related to work. I'm sick and tired of it even though I barely navigate the front page. Not only I'm seeing narcissistic content ...
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Why would recruiter reach out to me on LinkedIn with an "opportunity", then ask for a call before giving me details of the opportunity in writing?

I have a profile on LinkedIn which gets me contact with recruiters who often send me job specs. This works great as I can read the spec, look at the salary and the company and very quickly see if it's ...
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Etiquette when waiting HR intermediary for an answer if directly asking the person responsible for the job is possible

Following the advice from my previous question, I asked Jane my deal-breaker questions first. On the same day she replied positively, so it made sense to follow-up with the good-to-have questions (2 ...
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Etiquette for replying to eager HR acting as intermediary

I found a job I am interested in and I have some deal-breaker questions I want to ask before applying (example: if they offer relocation, remote work, visas). I tried to find the answers on their site/...
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What is auto enrollment?

I applied for a job for a Machine Learning Intern from LinkedIn and then received this auto generated email. Dear X, I am pleased to extend the following offer of Machine Learning Trainee to you on ...
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I have had a lot of short term jobs. How can I consolidate them so they fit nicely into my resume/LinkedIn?

I graduated from University a few years ago. During my time at school I completed the co-op work placement program. This means I had several short term jobs (4-8 months). After graduating I have had a ...
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Is there a way to minimise risk when HR see I update my linkedin profile

One year ago, I joined my current company, but at that time I did not update my LinkedIn profile, now I want to update it. However, I am worried whether my company HR would monitor my profile from ...
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Is it appropriate to connect to a company CEO on LinkedIn after interview?

Approximately one year ago, I had a job interview with the CEO and the R&D manager of a company which was looking for new employees. Unfortunately, even if the interviews and selection processes ...
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How to know if a company is legitimate?

I recently received an invitation for a technical interview as a web developer. (I have no previous practical experience. I am self-taught, and decided to change fields. This was after doing a ...
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How to effectively mention an exam-preparation-break in resume [duplicate]

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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