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

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Which company to mention in LinkedIn or resume: Actual Employer or the Client

I had been employed by company X but after couple of months I had been shifted to client location at company Y and I worked there for almost 2 years before resigning. Also, Company Y is more renowned ...
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Listing LinkedIn profile as a full CV - looks lazy, or convenient for recruiters?

I am considering putting a line at the bottom of my one-page (US) resume like this: "References available upon request. For a full CV, please view my LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/...
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LinkedIn invitations from people I don't know

I frequently get invitations on LinkedIn from people whom I don't know. We often have several shared connections, but don't know each other personally. I am more inclined to ignore invitations from ...
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Connecting with interviewer on LinkedIn post interview

I just interviewed with a company for a systems / business analyst position through a recruiting agency. Through my recruiter, I found out I was not chosen for the position, after only a few ...
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How important is a LinkedIn profile? [closed]

Many of my friends have a LinkedIn profile and they claim that it is quite useful for making industry connections, but I am not sure how these connections work. Will they be able to replace the need ...
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Is it ok to ignore messages from recruitment officers on linkedin?

I have a profile on LinkedIn, that I use whenever I am looking for a new position. When I am not, well, I tend to neglect it. However I still receive tons of invitations and messages from recruitment ...
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What's a subtle and non-desperate way of saying that I'm looking for a new job on LinkedIn?

I have a job, and have neither resigned nor been given notice. I'd like to let potential new employers on LinkedIn know that I'm looking for a new job, without sounding like I've resigned or been ...
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What is LinkedIn etiquette before an interview?

When applying for a job at a new company if you know the name of the person interviewing should you look at their linkedIn profiles? How would you feel if the candidate you were interviewing appeared ...
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Should I include a picture on my linkedin profile?

Should I include a personal picture on my linkedin profile? I would never consider including one with my CV / Resume, and yet I have one on linkedin (which has only just occurred as slightly ...
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(How) can freelance work count towards “years of experience” on resume, online/Linkedin profiles, etc?

Although it's not mentioned explicitly on the resume, we sometimes write something like "ABC professional with N years experience" on Linkedin or other online professional profiles or career ...
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How should I respond to vague recruiter requests?

A recruiter contacted me with a pretty vague request. It's somewhat phrased as follows (modified to avoid arousing too much suspicion): Software Engineering Opportutnies @ LinkedIn Hi, we identified ...
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How to convince recruiters on LinkedIn to not ask for other interested applicants? [closed]

Most LinkedIn messages I receive are of the "We are looking for a candidate with your skill sets.." theme. These messages frustrate me not because people are finding my profile and inquiring ...
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Should I write my biography in the first or third person?

On many different professional profiles (Linked-In, personal website, StackExchange sites etc) I see some users writing their biographies in first person and others in third person. I feel like third ...
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When should you, and should you not, add someone on Linked In? [duplicate]

I'm wondering what kind of considerations one should apply when adding people on Linked In. For example, if starting a new job, would it be normal add your new colleagues on Linked In? Or would it ...
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The etiquette of connecting with recruiters on networking sites

I sometimes get contacted by recruiters on sites such as LinkedIn, asking if I am interested in a job they have available, and they usually want to make a formal connection on the network to share ...
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Is there a recommended or optimal length of profile on LinkedIn?

1-2 pages is generally recommended for a resume. What about for LinkedIn? If it should be longer, what parts of a profile should be covered in more detail?
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Do managers monitor employees' LinkedIn connection activity?

I've noticed several coworkers at a firm I recently departed who are connecting to recruiters on LinkedIn. I can only assume they're beginning their respective searches. This was a company where most ...
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Putting StackOverflow or LinkedIn URLs in Resume/CV

I observed that many recruitment agents are stripping Stackoverflow, LinkedIn information and other contact information from candidates' CVs to prevent employers from directly contacting the ...
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Putting employer or client company as experience [duplicate]

I was hired by company X months ago as a full time developer but have been working onsite as a contractor at one of company X's clients, company Y. I might be somewhat bias but since company Y is ...
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How to register odd jobs in Linkedin.com

When I was young, I lived and worked in England for about two years, doing a lot of odd jobs. I would like to show this on my Linkedin.com profile. What would be the best way to put it? Would the ...
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Consultancy: is it inappropriate to put a client's name on linkedin/CV? [duplicate]

I am working as consultant and, up until now, I was involved in projects with several client companies. So, on linkedin and my CV, I just put something like: -client company 1 - external consultant (...
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Training done, certificate received, should I put it on my cv/linkedin profile? [duplicate]

Recently I had a four-day training about Android development. The training was paid by my employer and delivered by an external company. It's the first time I've taken this kind of training. ...
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Should I contact the recruiter who didn't respond to my e-mail, through Linkedin? [closed]

I have recently interviewed for a developer role at a tech company and the interviews went well. In the final interview, the manager mentioned that he got good feedback from the interviewers and that ...
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How to ask for Linked-In recommendations

The other day I noticed my Linked-In profile did not have a whole ton of recommendations. I have worked with quite a few people over the past few years. How should I request a recommendation from ...
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How do I politely decline providing a reference/recommendation?

I worked in a large team for several years and over time managed several people. Some have since written and requested recommendations for their LinkedIn profiles. I promptly wrote recommendations ...
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LinkedIn: Education, Courses, and/or Certifications?

I'm a little confused about how exactly to treat these three sections on LinkedIn: Education, Courses, and Certifications. It seems easy enough at first, but... Well, I'll give myself as an example. ...
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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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What is a limit to the information I should put up on LinkedIn?

When submitting PDF or paper resumes, I didn't have any concern as to the information I have written on it. It's still semi-private in the sense that only the employers whom I sent my resume to can ...
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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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How do I request an introduction in Linkedin, from a former colleague with whom I haven't kept in touch?

Browsing through my 2nd-degree connections on LinkedIn, I noticed a recruiter who works for a company I'm particularly interested in. I don't know this recruiter at all, personally, but I do have a ...
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Is there any benefit to receiving LinkedIn recommendations from colleagues/class fellows?

Do LinkedIn recommendations from your colleagues or class fellows matter to hiring managers? And does it matter that it would be from classmates or colleagues instead of from seniors or people with ...
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Should short term jobs on LinkedIn profile be left off?

According to several articles including this one from Forbes and even answers to this question, the general advice I'm seeing is to put EVERYTHING on your LinkedIn profile. Yet for a resume, it's ...
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Right time to ask somebody to drop a good word for you during interview process

I work in the software/hardware high-tech industry in the US. I have been looking for career opportunities for a few weeks. I was contacted by a recruiter (working for the company) a few weeks back ...
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When showing certifications, should I group by subject or certification level? [closed]

I realise this is a very trivial question, but in the continual pursuit of a perfect CV/LinkedIn: I have several qualifications from a particular vendor. The vendors certificate 'levels' are ...
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Whens should we respond to recruiter messages on LinkedIn? [closed]

Is it rude to not reply recruiter messages right away on LinkedIn when you are not actively looking for a job but might start looking in 4-6 months?
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LinkedIn connection type for someone you've interviewed

I recently interviewed someone, and was suitably impressed. I want to connect on LinkedIn (the interview process is not complete yet), but am stumped by 'How do you know' connect options: Is he ...
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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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Is it wise to contact a recruiter over LinkedIn?

Note: This topic stems off this previously asked question. In which I've attempted to contact Intuit's human resources without any success. In summary I'm attempting to contact Intuit Canada to ...
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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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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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LinkedIn Family Endorsements. Good or bad? [closed]

I am working on a resume for a job, and am also including a link to my LinkedIn (Linkopedia according to my dad) for an extended resume including endorsements. My parents, who are proofreading my ...