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

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Manager from former company has a duplicate account on LinkedIn (probably fake). Should I inform him?

So few days ago I got a contact request from a former manager at a former company, accepted. Wondered why there wasn't much information on the profile and only a few connections. Today noticed that ...
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How to handle emails from being found on Linked-In?

Recently I have been received unsolicited advertisement emails in my "work email" inbox. I logged onto Linked-In an noticed I have connection requests from these people as well. The email address I ...
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Client ask linkedIn contact for employee who doesn't want to share it

I just joined a maintenance project. For every new people joining the project, the client immediately asks the firstname and lastname of the newcomer and ask them as relation on LinkedIn. He said ...
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LinkedIn Profile: Experience vs Projects

In LinkedIn profile there are two sections, which can describe your professional background: Experience and Projects. Let say I performed one year paid-project at the university, where should I store ...
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LinkedIn summaries in different languages

I finished my studies last summer, and have been working since January 2016, so I have a rather short LinkedIn profile. To keep it short, the study-related project summaries I have are written in ...
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How to list Higher Secondary Certificate education on my LinkedIn profile?

I am from India, and we have the 10+2 education system here. The "+2" part is termed as the Higher Secondary Certificate(HSC). I am updating my LinkedIn profile for the first time, and have decided ...
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Can I list one day of volunteer work as “Month - Year” on my resume?

I am looking for volunteering experience that I can highlight on my resume or LinkedIn for an IT help-desk job, but mostly I find ones for a specific day, such as "Volunteers required for Garden ...
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Can I put one day volunteering on a resume or LinkedIn etc.?

This question might seem silly to some people, but I actually need to know that can I put one-day volunteering on a resume or LinkedIn etc.? Actually, on that one day, I repaired all the computers ...
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Applying for job posted on both linkedin and company website

First, I came across a job posting on linkedin that was only available to "apply with linkedin" and I did apply. However, now on the company website this exact same position is posted. Is it wise to ...
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Should I reach out to multiple internal recruiters on LinkedIn?

So let's say I just applied to a New Grad engineer posting for a tech company. I want to increase the probability that I get noticed. So I looked up the company on LinkedIn, found at least 3-5 ...
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Getting salary information from recruiter

As a software developer, I get a lot of e-mails from recruiters. Last time I changed a comma on my LinkedIn page I got about a dozen inmails moments later. I answer something polite about not being in ...
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How should I describe my work on a service that was acqui-hired and shut down?

Some time ago, I worked on a service, let's say "Foo", hosted at foo.com, on the App Store as "Foo", etc. The Foo team was acqui-hired by a much larger company, Bar. While Bar continued to operate ...
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Is it acceptable to connect with clients and colleagues in partner companies on LinkedIn? [duplicate]

If you for instance are planning to change jobs, but have not yet divulged this intent to anyone within your company, is it acceptable to connect with clients and colleagues in partner companies in ...
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Don't have a LinkedIn, but interviewer suggested we connect

I just had a non-technical interview with a company I'm pretty excited about, and at the end the interviewer told me to feel free to add him on LinkedIn. I don't have a LinkedIn (have been intending ...
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How to greet a recruiter after first message?

I messaged a tech recruiter on LinkedIn with a greeting like “Dear Mr. Smith”, and he replied with “Hi Jen”. I used his last name for the second message as well since he never signs off his messages ...
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Recruiter wants to talk, what should I ask them? [duplicate]

A recruiter contacted me on LinkedIn. They referenced that I had attended an event at their company and say they want to talk about me, my interests and their company (this is an inhouse recruiter) ...
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Using LinkedIn as my only point of contact on a publicly posted resume

I'm posting my resume on job boards. I took my address and phone number off of it, and I'd rather not leave my email on because I don't want to deal with spam. Is it okay if the only contact ...
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How do I find a balance between being insecure and being overconfident when presenting myself to employers? [closed]

When I'm setting up my LinkedIn or presenting myself during an interview, I'm not sure how to seem confident without coming off as cocky. I need to sell myself, but I don't have any experience (as I'...
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Should I add my upcoming job as my current position?

So I'm starting at a new job in a few weeks. I've quit my previous jobs some time ago so my 'current position' on LinkedIn has been empty for a quite a while, even though I've already settled on a new ...
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Should I share my hobby-projects on LinkedIn?

Slightly related to another question, yet I have to ask separately. I have a quite special personal project I'm working on for more than a year - it's related to creative activities: writing, art (...
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Government Publications on LinkedIn or Personal Website

I work for a government agency which evaluates programs at other agencies. The end result of one of our projects is a publication that is publicly available. Each project involves a team of up to 5 ...
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LinkedIn cold message got me a connection but no response to message [closed]

I recently cold messaged someone on LinkedIn who works at a company I want to interview with. I essentially expressed my interest in his duties at work and wanted to talk about it. The employee added ...
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how to add a 2 weeks internship in my linkedIn profile

I had an internship during spring break that lasted 2 weeks. but I don't know how to add it to my LinkedIn profile in the experience section, since the smallest period is at least 1 month. Thank in ...
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How Do I indicate on Linkedin that I'm a Freelancing Consultant?

I'm an IT professional, who has worked in different positions, in different companies for the last 8 years. Since March, I've transitioned to an Independent Freelancing Consultant Role, where I ...
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How to decline LinkedIn connection to active recruiter?

I don't have anything to "hide" but I would rather prefer to keep my hiring process focused on myself and my resume and not have it distracted by snooping in all kinds of different directions, such as ...
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How to make amends with recruiters

So, long story short - about 10 months ago I was seriously contemplating quitting my job and I noticed that one of my LinkedIn connections (recruiter from an hr agency) posted a job that looked like a ...
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Headhunted then headhunter went silent

I am currently in employment, and was headhunted by a Multi national tech company, one that I have always wanted to work for; a department head found my Linkedin profile, connected with me, and told ...
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Should I contact the hiring manager?

I applied to a job I was interested in through a recruiter. I had the interview with the recruiter a couple of days later and she told me she will pass my resume + portfolio to the client and its up ...
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Best way to describe my role for LinkedIn [closed]

Not Sure if this is the correct area to post this, if not please let me know and I will re-direct it. I'm 21 and i'm a "Junior System Administrator" for a Post Production Company, I never knew how ...
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What does the abbreviation *LI-CW1 in job adverts mean?

I have stumbled about several job adverts where the tag "*LI-CW1" is used below the text without explaining it. Any ideas what's it about? Update: Other mysterious Codes from the quora question: LI-...
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How important are LinkedIn connections? [duplicate]

I do not provide my personal data, including my real name on social media. I don't accept any Facebook friend requests or LinkedIn connection requests, which my friends understand. However, I was ...
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Contacting a job poster on linkedin to ask for clarifications before applying?

I'm a graduate with some years of occasional programming experience (no professional experience besides an internship). The company in question is looking for an entry level developer and does not ...
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Does my employer have the right to phishing a personal account for security purposes? [closed]

A few days ago I received a LinkedIn invitation email from some other employee of the company. I clicked the email link to check this person LinkedIn profile, I logged in with my personal account into ...
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How should I interpret a linkedin request from the hiring manager a week after the interview [closed]

I got a linkedin request from the hiring manager a week after the interview.. How should I interpret this? What are the possible implications of this? Does such contact indicate a good chance at ...
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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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Can I write a LinkedIn recommendation for a mentor? [closed]

An expert in a field I'm interested gave a few fascinating lectures and I ended up talking to him about my project and we discussed my approach. Despite the fact that we weren't working together on a ...
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Asking recruiter questions

I was recently contacted by a recruiter from a large tech company who offered to give me some additional details about a position he is hiring and thinks that I am appropriate for. I told him that I'm ...
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How to send a reminder message to schedule meeting | Linkedin [duplicate]

I am setting up an informational interview with a director of a firm. I approached the person to which they replied that they were happy to read my message and would like to offer me time and asked me ...
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LinkedIn: best way to handle listing an internship with two time periods as one position

I was an intern May - August 2015 and I starting interning at the same place again last week. Is it unprofessional/deceiving to list the timeframe on my LinkedIn as May 2015 - present, even though I ...
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How To Portray Experience In Two Separate Fields?

I work in two separate fields, and have been working in both for the last 8 years. The second field of mine started as a side interest and it's now grown into a profession. There is a problem that I'...
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Would it look unprofessional to recommend someone in an unrelated field on LinkedIn? [closed]

I am currently a student looking for work in the field of science, while my friend is looking to get his photography work out there. We are both utilising LinkedIn for this purpose. My friend actually ...
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Whether to put wording like “open to opportunities” on LinkedIn if not actively applying

Should I put wording like "seeking a new opportunity" on LinkedIn etc profile, if already employed and not actively looking to leave but unsure about my future to see what's out there and invite ...
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Working in an agency, can I put in our clients' company on my LinkedIn profile? [duplicate]

I am a Web Developer and I work in agency where they give us clients from other agencies/companies to work with. Can I put in our clients' company on my LinkedIn profile? If not, can I put it as a ...
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How much information about my job should I reveal on my LinkedIn profile?

I am drafting my current job description for my LinkedIn page. I want to showcase certain projects that I worked on with my team, but I'm not sure if it is "acceptable" to disclose them in my ...
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Can employers see my edit history on Linked In? [closed]

What "secret" information might LinkedIn be sharing with employers? Is there anywhere where I can find a description of such? LinkedIn doesn't appear to be disclosing that information openly (...
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Informing connections on LinkedIn about looking for new opportunities? [duplicate]

So, I've given notice to my current employer, but have to work off my 3 month notice period fully. I've sent emails to a few recruiters I'm connected to on LinkedIn, but would like to publicize this ...
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How long should I wait before networking on LinkedIn with coworkers at a new job?

I just started a new job and most of my new fellow coworkers are very active on LinkedIn. Is it rude or strange to connect with the ones I've met and worked with so far, or should I wait until I ...
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Can I list donations as volunteer work on my resume?

As you know, there is a new volunteering section on linked in now. I have never physically worked for a non-profit organization, but often I have made monetary donations for causes (e.g. the ...
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Taking a side job from random LinkedIn contact

I was just contacted by a random recruiter via LinkedIn asking if I'm interested in a side project. The recruiter said she was "impressed with my experience" and that she represents a company that's ...
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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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