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Questions tagged [linkedin]

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

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Appearing in Linkedin searches by current employer. Getting layed off?

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? [closed]

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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“Incoming Intern” as linkedin headline [closed]

I observed a recent increase in the number of interns with the headline of "incoming intern at (company)". I have seen it mostly on business/commerce student profiles. I am not a business / commerce ...
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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? ...
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Do software dev recruiters pay attention to LinkedIn group participation? [closed]

I've been advised by a job-search consultant-type that recruiters pay attention to participation in LinkedIn groups as a way to pick out candidates to contact. For recruiters interested in software ...
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Is it unprofessional to connect on linkedin with your interviewer after the interview but before any next step is discussed?

I was just interviewed for a new job. We left that I would hear back, as often is the case. Normally, it would be acceptable to follow up with an e-mail thanking the interviewer for his/her time. ...
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My boss is leaving the company. Is it okay to ask him for a LinkedIn recommendation?

I work for a fast-growing startup and I just found out that my direct manager (leading a team of ~25 people) will be leaving the company. I'm fairly confident that he's leaving because of the ...
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How to mark myself as the opposite of a LinkedIn LION to discourage invitations from them?

I don't want to receive invitations from LinkedIn LIONs: A LION is defined as a LinkedIn Open Networker. Basically a LION is someone who will accept a connection request from everyone and anyone ...
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Listing many open source contributions for well known software projects on Linkedin?

I'm an avid open source contributor for few well know open - source software libraries. Besides writing code, I've written a few articles on medium.com related to these contributions. Therefore, ...
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Connection request on linkdln to interviewers [duplicate]

Hi I had an interview and it went pretty well and later I have sent connection request to my interviewer who has also accepted my request. So my question is was it wrong to sent connection request ...
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Listing company award on LinkedIn and/or resume

I recently received an award at work during the yearly awards ceremony. Those awards are celebrating 10 employees on 5 different categories (2 employees each) out of 800 or so employees and each award ...
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What can I expect working with a recruiter who sends template messages without even including names?

I recently received a message from a recruiter on Linkedin, that read something as follows: Hi, Our client in best-of-whatever-industry is looking to hire a Sr. Software Developer for their ...
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Linkedin: rules to follow when contacting former colleagues

I left my previous job some time ago and started a new one. When leaving my bosses told me to keep in touch and I had reasons to think they meant it. At my previous job I had good reasons to want to ...
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LinkedIn summary — mixed messages [closed]

I'm in the process of creating my LinkedIn profile to apply for my first full stack development job. I'm getting mixed messages about the summary section, which everyone agrees is important, but to ...
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What's the appropriate way to connect after filing a job application?

I'm applying for an entry-level software engineer role at a 15-person company. I've found the engineering team leader on LinkedIn. Is it appropriate for me to connect with him and send a message in ...
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Linkedin title for engineer during foray into legal [closed]

I've been an engineer for 10+ years and my technical credentials are conveyed pretty strongly on my Linkedin profile. However, a few years ago (early mid life crisis?) I wanted a change from ...
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Should I ask for a referral from new LinkedIn connections?

I recently moved to a new city and have connected with multiple people there through LinkedIn (I sent them a note telling them that I just moved there and would like to expand my professional network)....
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The right place to put “Workshop organizer & instructor” on resume or LinkedIn

I've organized two workshops for beginners about web development for young adults that do not attend CS university courses. These workshops were four months apart, each lasting only one day (6) hours ...
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Franchise business failed due to franchisor fraud, NDA signed, how to list on resume / linked In

I recently took a chance to started a franchise business on the side of my normal job. During the course of the franchise myself and other locations became aware of fraud being committed by the ...
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Will not replying to a recruiter's reachout message on Linkedin affect chance in the future? [duplicate]

Suppose a recruiter in a big company (such as Google, Amazon) sends out a message to a candidate on Linkedin about a job opportunity (such as a software engineer). The candidate either feels not ...
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Should I tell my coworker that someone has made a fake Linkedin account of him?

I am certain that it is him; the profile has his same unusual first and last name and it says that he works in the position he works at (team of 10 programmers), at the company, etc, and the profile ...
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As a contractor, is it okay to list only the company where I work on LinkedIn? [duplicate]

I'm a contractor working through an external agency. Aside from the occasional reminder to submit my time sheet when I forget, I have almost no contact with the agency. My supervisor continually ...
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Recruiter finds candidate via LinkedIn and still wants separate resume

A buddy of mine has been looking for work for a long time. He is a help-desk professional. I had a drink with him last night, and he was talking about a recruiter that had asked him to send him a ...
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Shall I set my current position as “writing master thesis”?

I have started my master thesis and because it is the last leg of my study career and is something quite specific compared to just "following courses", I am thinking to set my current position in ...
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Acceptable to send resume to prospective supervisor outside of normal application process?

I recently inquired about a job posting at another company by sending a message via LinkedIn to a former acquaintance that now works for the company. From the job posting's description and individual'...
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Is it ok to put my Linkedin location to the place I would like to work?

When I lived in South Africa I use to get approached by recruiters who wanted to place me in a job in South Africa. I then moved overseas and now get lots of recruitment offers for the place I ...
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Listing multiple companies where ownership of the same gov contract (same job) on resume/linkedin? [duplicate]

Due to the weirdness that US government contracts can impose on people sometimes, I am now working for my third company this year to sit at the same desk and do the same job. I started the year as ...
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Is it okay to contact someone over LinkedIn if you had an interview with them, was offered the job, then they never got back to you?

I recently had a job interview with a company which I would love to work for. The interview seemed to go very well, I was there for around 2 hours talking to the owner of the company, getting ...