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

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How to ask for a job referral from a person you don't know?

I work in the software engineering industry. I want to work for company X. This company is a big company, and receives many CVs per day. Looking online, it seems that it would be better to ask for a ...
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How can I stop feeling jealous when seeing other people's profiles in LinkedIn? [closed]

I was recently laid off from my job, and so I started my job hunt in various sites, including LinkedIn. I never looked into it much but now that I have to, I keep bumping into the profiles of ...
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Writing LinkedIn recommendation in exchange for one

I've recently received some recommendations on LinkedIn from my previous bosses and coworkers. I explicitly asked them to write one. Should I now ask them if they want me to write a recommendation 'in ...
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How should I list small freelance jobs on my resume? [duplicate]

A couple of years ago, I did a lot of little help jobs for handicapped people (driving, grocery shopping, cooking, etc.). None of these where with official contracts or for a company and I was paid in ...
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Connecting with CEO or management on Linkedin

I recently started working at a company and was considering connecting with my higher level management that I work and interact with on a weekly basis. In my case they would definitely recognize and ...
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My boss asked everyone to remove their role explanations from the LinkedIn profile. Is this okay?

My boss recently sent out a company-wide email saying something along the lines of: ...Moving forward, we want to ensure that we omit strategic business information from our communications. So in ...
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Should I add news about me in my linkedin profile?

Recently, one my my work covered in some news websites. Should I add them to my linkedin profile. If the answer is yes, which section?
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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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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 can I share a publication about me in linkedin

I'm a computer engineering student and working for a company in cyber security field. I did something about cyber security 5 years ago and some authors mentioned my name about that in two books and a ...
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Is writing considered a volunteer job? Is it worth mentioning it? [duplicate]

I am contributing a lot in a wikipedia-like service, which is mostly driven by the community. I am writing, editing, reviewing the articles etc. What would you think(in a hypothetical recruiter role),...
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Does the Skills & Endorsements section of LinkedIn matter for recruiters/employers? [duplicate]

I found this as one of the more fun aspects of a profile in LinkedIn, however, I wonder if it even matters for employers and recruiters. Do they see them as "bonus points" when making ...
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Should I include academic information not (directly?) relevant to my skill set in LinkedIn

Just some background: I have completed a degree in mathematics and another in computer engineering last year. I am working now as a firmware software engineer in a telecomunications company. Now the ...
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Should I put the college I went to on my LinkedIn profile if I didn't earn a degree? [closed]

After about a semester and a half I flunked out of college (this was about 7 years ago). I was told it was acceptable to put the amount of credits I earned on my resume, but I was wondering if that ...
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Should I remove a LinkedIn contact who bullied me? [closed]

I worked in a company and found some nice LinkedIn contacts. But there is a contact who started to bully me after a while. I think he can't stand me at all. Should I remove him to my LinkedIn contacts?...
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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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Is it okay to ask current team lead for linkedin recommendation, while seeking new job?

I'm looking for new job. I want to ask my team lead for a linkedin recommendation, so that I can refer to it in interviews( or indirect reference by putting linkedin profile link in CV). But I do not ...
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Should I interview for a job I didn't apply for? Manager from another company contacted me for interview but I didn't apply for a job

I was contacted by a senior level engineer at another consulting company. We have "connections" on linked in. His email asked if I had any interest in his company and wanted to interview. This is ...
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Would adding a role to my LinkedIn profile I spent a short amount of time doing negatively effect me?

I'm currently doing a work placement as part of my university degree and have had the oppertunity to move to a variety of teams. I have previously work in two different roles, one for 5 months and ...
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Request to delete LinkedIn account at termination of employment

My employment is coming to an end and my current employer has added a clause into an agreement requiring me to: Delete my personal LinkedIn account, never re-activate it or access the information ...
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Is my Linkedin profile for personal use or work use?

My employer insists that everyone's Linkedin profile list their business email address, not their personal email address. Is this typical, standard, or generally accepted practice?
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Should one mention job experiences out of his field on LinkedIn?

A friend of mine who has water-treatment engineering degree recently moved to another country but struggles to find a job in his field. Because he did not want to stay at home unemployed (and because ...
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How to communicate relevancy of my degree to interviewers?

As I mentioned in my previous question, I'm looking for a job. Now that I started with job interviews, I fear I'll face a very uncomfortable and stressing situation. As soon as I finished high school ...
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Why are random recruiters showing up in my “Contacts” in LinkedIn? [closed]

When I view my connections on LinkedIn dozens of random recruiters and other miscellaneous people I have never heard of show up at the head of the list as "contacts". Why is this? How do I stop it ...
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Should I provide a recommendation on LinkedIn without being asked?

I recently worked with someone who I really enjoyed working with, and who I also think is incredibly skilled. He no longer works with us as he was here on a limited contract which is not being renewed ...
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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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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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Should I approach an interviewer before a decision has been made?

I am in a bit of a conundrum here. I was interviewed in person by a panel of 5 interviewers(1 on 1, 5 hours back to back technical) last Friday. Today is the 4th day(Thursday here as I write this ...
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Connecting on Linkedin with people from other companies you work with

Say your company works for others. In a certain moment, you are involved in some of these businesses, by being present in negotiations and setting up the final product in the client offices. There, ...
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In my last job I wore multiple hats; would it be OK to list separately each role I covered?

In my last job I was working on a software company covering several roles: Project Manager for projects A, B, C (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Product Manager for the main product (e.g. Windows), ...
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AWS Partner Accreditations on Resume [duplicate]

My company is an AWS Partner, and so far I have completed the "AWS Technical Professional Accreditation" and was going to possibly do the Business one as well (there is also an economics one). I was ...
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Including LinkedIn on resume/cover letter [duplicate]

What are the pros and cons of including a URL to your LinkedIn profile on your resume or cover letter? I have most of my contact information on my cover letter and only my phone number on my resume, ...
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Inappropriate to list my client's net worth?

I've worked as a freelance web developer and have had a client with a net worth well into 7 figures. I feel proud of this achievement and want people to know my skills are scalable, but I could see ...
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To what extent can my volunteering and social responsibility experiences damage my career, if the causes are debatable/political?

Volunteering and social responsibility/charity work is widely encouraged here in the UK as part of ones' professional development - and recruiters/firms/career advisers expect people to list this ...
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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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Should I ask why a recruiter connected to me on LinkedIn?

About a week ago a recruiter connected to me on LinkedIn. He never sent me a message, which I thought was odd, since usually recruiters connect and send a message asking if I'm interested in ...
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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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Can small-sized businesses have offices nationwide? [closed]

I was wondering if small-sized businesses (less than 200 employees nationwide) can have offices across the nation. I saw a job ad on LinkedIn and then researched the company. They claim to have ...
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LinkedIn Profile With Respect To Past Employment

I have been at my current company as a software engineer for the past three years. However, after graduating from college and before starting my current job, I had three different jobs within a year....
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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 ...
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Should I accept all LinkedIn requests? (or for that matter, send out requests to anyone in your field?) [duplicate]

What are the advantages and disadvantages in inviting and accepting all people in your LinkedIn profile? Obviously the advantage is that you'd have a larger circle and you'd be easier to find for ...
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Can it be seen as unprofessional to have an avatar as your LinkedIn profile picture?

I have created an identity of myself on the internet, with the following image: I'm using this image on almost every site I use: Twitter, Gravatar, Stack Overflow, blog, ... My question is the ...
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How valuable is a photo on networking sites? [duplicate]

I am signed up on a few career networking sites (like LinkedIn), and I often get sent reminders to add a photo to my profile, and "Here's an article [written by us] about why having a photo is great!" ...
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How to remove ambiguity from the meaning of an “executive” title in a corporate context? [closed]

I have seen the word "executive" being used for completely opposite levels of seniority: Someone is a "senior executive" means that one is a director or senior manager at a business. Someone is a "...
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How to get across on LinkedIn that I absolutely enjoy, and am committed to, my company? [closed]

I work in a non-client-facing role and only occasionally interact with suppliers/vendors and consultants. Generally I feel that my professional network is very small and thus I want to get to know ...
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Will a restructuring that “downgraded” my role look bad on CV - and how to make it look better? [closed]

So, technically speaking I was not demoted, but if I list my titles chronologically, it will appear that I was "downgraded" from manager to assistant team leader. This was due to an internal ...
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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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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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Company name in LinkedIn description & article comments - bad mix?

Occasionally I have a quick skim through the comments on a linkedin article. Inbetween all the comments from people with titles such as "Director at MyOwnCompany" and "Visionary at GrowYourBizToday", ...
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As a non-IT manager of IT folks, how do I represent familiarity with programming/technology?

I am a business-educated manager who works a lot with IT folks and programmers, and want to figure out what's the best way to represent this on the resume or linkedin. I am not a programmer but ...

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