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

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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 ...
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“You're in the top 10% of applicants based on your LinkedIn profile!” - So what can I do with this info?

With LinkedIn Premium, when you go to a job posting it gives you some analytical details based on your profile that tells you how "qualified" you may be for a given position. This is based on your ...
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How to present Intern positions in LinkedIn Work Experience? [closed]

I have gained many intern positions (> 10) last years, but now, working in positions which those intern positions prepared for. I merged my work experience like the following in my many CVs and ...
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LinkedIn Help: How do I explain my current job title (based on sexual harassment)? [duplicate]

I recently experienced some sexual harassment at work and then was subsequently let go from the company. There are legal proceedings in place. I am not ready to go back to work yet and am not sure ...
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Should I list my 3-years PhD in 'Education' or 'Experience' on LinkedIn?

I've been PhD candidate for the past 3 years, and recently (successfully) defended my thesis. I now want to apply to companies outside academia (and maybe not directly related to my field of study) in ...
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Is it alright to connect with an interviewer on Linkedin? [closed]

I recently rejected the opportunity to move on to the final rounds of interviews with Company X. The reason why I rejected the opportunity was because I had accepted a job offer at Company Y. After ...
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Can I safely advertise an open position in my company through my LinkedIn account

Recently, an analyst on our Information Security team working in the SOC quit for greener pasture at another company. I work in a different, but very related role as an IT Auditor. I interface with ...
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Saw a job posting through a recruiter on LinkedIn. How to apply?

I recently came across a job posting on Indeed, and began getting my profile ready on the company's site. Now I just came across a recruiter I have worked with, liking a posting on LinkedIn from the ...
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I don't have a surname, so what should I use in my CV or LinkedIn?

I was born in Indonesia, where a surname isn't mandatory so I only have a given name, let's say "Samirah" on my passport. I am now in Belgium, in the last year at college, where I signed up using only ...
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How long to wait to express gratitude to ex manager after they are unexpectedly fired?

My now ex-manager was unexpectedly fired this week and he was not given an opportunity to address anyone or even send out a farewell email. I'd like to reach out via LinkedIn to express my gratitude ...
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Should I keep a job on my LinkedIn profile if I left on good terms after three months?

3 months ago, I quit my job as a BA in my previous company, because the salary was not so good and there was some lack of leadership and opportunity for personal growth. I started working as a PO in ...
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LinkedIn Profile Update: should I mention, I dropped out?

I started BS CS in 2009, dropped out in 2013 , readmission-ed (in same institute, same degree) in 2015. Completed my degree in 2017. Although I was readmission-ed in 2015, I was enrolled with the ...
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update resume/LinkedIn after starting a new job?

I just finished my final year internship at a company A, I was offered a job (by the same company) and I accepted it. I'll be continuing to do what I have been doing during my 6 months internship but ...
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Updating Resume/LinkedIn to show that you have an offer after internship? [duplicate]

Background: I'm a college senior who recently was offered a full time position at a fortune 100 company when I graduate after completing a summer internship this summer but am still applying to other ...
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Accepting a LinkedIn request while actively in the hiring process

I am currently in the middle to end stages of the interviewing process. I have had F2F meetings with all the appropriate parties I am aware of. Today I received a LinkedIn request from the corporate ...
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Interview with a hand written technical test [closed]

I was contacted via LinkedIn by a company for a position that actually looked interesting to me, as it had better compensation, technology, and benefits than others. However the interview process was ...
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How to respond to Recruiters on LinkedIn [duplicate]

I receive at least 5 job offers from Recruiters every month, via my LinkedIn. From the beginning, I replied them all, said that "thank you very much, but I am not actively looking for new job", etc. ...
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How to list contract-to-hire conversion on resume/LinkedIn when looking for new jobs

Background I am an interactive designer that was in a contract-to-hire position (at one company, “Company A”) for exactly 1 year with an outside contracting agency. I’ve recently been converted to an ...
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Employer wants to add my LinkedIn URL to my Business Card. Should I object? [closed]

I'm a professional developer for a consulting company. I don't go onsite with clients often, but it does happen (so I don't use business cards often, but I have them). My employer is in the process ...
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Applying for a position via LinkedIn

if you apply for a job via LinkedIn (by clicking on "Easy Apply"), which simply sends your attached resume and your LinkedIn profile to the employer, is there a different expectation of a follow-up? ...
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Reapplying for a similar position at the same agency. Should I let my interviewer know?

I applied for the dream job in January and was rejected in April after the final interview. Similar job now opened at the same agency, but under a different team. Do I message one of my old ...
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Job title changed to Lead xxx. Should I create a new job position on LinkedIn

I have for a long time already had influence outside my work team. My title was now changed from xxx to Lead xxx to better reflect the scope of my work and give a little more authority in the customer ...
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How to explain career gap due to long running legal drama?

My normal work history was I started as a software engineer and then eventually became a software (or "technical") architect. My wife runs her own business and some years ago she took what she thought ...
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LinkedIn etiquette after an interview/ before starting new position [closed]

Similar to What is LinkedIn etiquette before an interview? I would like to know if viewing an interviewer or future co-worker's LinkedIn profile after an interview is acceptable, both while waiting ...
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Is it advisable to break all professional connections with a colleague who has been fired for misconduct? [closed]

Recently, one of the colleagues at the company I'm working for was fired due to inappropriate behaviour towards other colleagues. I have been working with said person for a time, and we have a few ...
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how should I list concurrent freelance and staff jobs on LinkedIn experience?

I work in a creative industry where it is common to use permalancers and I'm unsure how to list my job history. I worked full-time staff at an organization for 5 years, was laid-off, freelanced for a ...