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The whole point of LinkedIn is to allow users to share business, and in some cases personal, information about themselves. The converse is also true; allowing you to view business and professional information of a potential employer, customer, business partner or other business relationship. Honestly, as an employer, I'd be disappointed and surprised if you ...


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No. Don't apologize. Had it happen to me, and I've done it myself. If a person doesn't want their profile accessed, they shouldn't make it publicly available. There is nothing wrong with that.


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Regarding the first question, "is it legal?" questions should always be posted on Law SE, not here. As for your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn has the ability to change your email address associated with your account. It should be in your profile settings somewhere. You should change that.


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Should my manager be aware of me being offered opportunities to other companies? The short answer to this is no. The longer answer is that once you make that statement, you have essentially said "I am not happy here for whatever reason, and I am looking." Once you have implied this, it is really hard to take it back. Your best approach is to keep this ...


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Update your linkedin profile IMMEDIATELY, report possible fraud to them. Change the email from your work email to a private one. Get a lawyer to send a cease and desist order to your previous employer. Ask your lawyer about identity theft and criminal impersonation charges. Also ask your lawyer if you're permitted to reach out to the clients.


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You work in the "Financial Services" industry, and your job title and skill set is "Software Developer". This will be important later in your career when you're applying for developer roles that want experience in the financial sector. It won't limit you to only working in software development roles that require financial knowledge however. The skills you'...


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Company owns your email address (for example natasha.nice@yourcompany.com ) so they could theoretically re-use it, however impersonating someone (especially to obtain financial gain) is strictly forbidden in most civilized societies. For example , in US it amounts to a criminal fraud. I advise you to write polite but firm letter to your former company, ...


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You need to be aware that LinkedIn recruiters contact a very large amount of profiles. They are fishing with a large net to hope catching one fish. So telling your manager that you are very solicited isn't much of a threat. There is no such thing as keeping a kind of implicit pressure on managers for them to keep workers happy before they start to be ...


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If I were one of the interviewers, I would view it as good research and a positive indicator about your interest in the job. I would however stay away from asking any questions about info you found out on LinkedIn that is not directly relevant to the job you are interviewing for unless they volunteer the information. The fact that you went to the same ...


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I have a bit more of a broad answer. Never go to any meeting without knowing what the purpose of the meeting is, and what each participant wants out of it. * * Exceptions exist for spouses and bosses It follows that you should never attend a meeting unless it aligns with your interest. If you are prepared to go for a vague chat about things, it signals ...


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I've worked in the kind of consultancy company you describe. The only way to get a raise/promotion/bonus/... was to threaten to quit. After a couple of years (and several people leaving), they started to change their policies. I was already gone by then. Making it known that I have offers could have them take more care of me, leading me to speed up my ...


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Congratulations on taking action to get free of a toxic environment! A lot of people just put up with it. This is advice for next time (for you) and for any others that might be considering this: Set your out of office and your voice mail greeting just before you turn in your notice. Don't say anything nasty towards the company, just a simple: "I am no ...


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You asked, Am I working in software development industry, or financial services industry? In the comments on your question, you clarified what you were looking for by saying, I'm more interested in IF there is a convention of determining which industry I work in and if there is one, what is it? I guess in the end, this is more about "the determination ...


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Now my question is, is it wrong to ask about the source of data where the recruiter found my personal Info? No, there is nothing wrong in asking that. Some people may take it nicely and others not. Seems this recruiter was the latter. What if its case of stolen data, should it be reported to concerned authorities? I think saying it's "stolen" is going ...


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You can make your visits invisible to people whose profiles you visit. But I have actually visited profiles of my would-be-bosses and coworkers without making my visits invisible. Many of my interviewers also visited my profile. I don't think this is a problem. Mentioning what you found on their profiles is too much though. It has a stalker vibe to it. I ...


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Legality definitely matters, but even if illegal, are you willing to hire lawyers and sue? What will the legality do to shape your response? To me the larger questions are around whether it’s ethical and more directly what’s the harm or value of what’s happening. You need to gauge whatever risk you are willing to undertake either by allowing them to pose ...


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Would that be wise ? Maybe Would that be useful ? Unfortunately, no. As you can already tell from the category of the received messages, they are mostly blind attempt at communication and trying their "luck" at getting a response. They are not targeted communication, and anything you put in your note is not going to affect them, since they are not ...


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Here's a contrarian view: LinkedIn is totally overrated. The only thing it is good for is attracting spam from recruiters who want you to work jobs you probably aren't interested in taking. I get "Hi, I saw your profile and I'm interested in reaching out" messages all the time and they're never worth reading. Occasionally someone tries a novel approach, ...


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As someone who will be going through a series of internships in the next few years, how can I capitalize on this? How can I phrase a request to my supervisor for them to; put an endorsement on my linkedin, or write a paragraph that I can put in a longform CV I make available to employers I apply to? And what sorts of things should I ask my ...


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A software developer frequently has two parts of their job: developing software using a specific language, API, or framework; and their domain knowledge. In some cases the domain of their employer or their division within a large employer is very important. Software development and other IT positions are not the only positions that face this dilemma. Other ...


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What would be the best course of action to minimize misunderstanding? You sent an honest thank you note, so there is few room for misunderstanding and this person will get that you wanted to thank them for the interview. I don't know the level of authority that page you linked has, but I wouldn't take it as the absolute truth. In a way I feel you are ...


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They can certainly ask. Whether or not LinkedIn will comply, only LinkedIn can say for sure. Or waiting to see. But, since your employer objects to these posts, do you really want to upset them? Remove the posts yourself, apologizing is not necessary, but would not hurt. Then ask you employer for a clear, written policy on what you may post when their ...


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A LinkedIn recommendation is not a recommendation letter. You just leave a one or two paragraph comment on the person's LinkedIn page. He simply wants to show that he is working with students by having their recommendations on his profile. Why would you be unqualified for that?


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My last two contracts were from Linkedin contacts. Found my current job through a Linkedin ad. IMO a good Linkedin profile and a healthy set of contacts is very helpful in finding a job in the IT market. Protip: just unfollow the spammers. I also report posts that are junk/unfit for LI.


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Personally, no, I decline all of those. I only connect with people that I have some kind of relationship to - people I went to school with, worked with, met (usually at least two or three times) at professional networking events, or collaborated with (including in online communities where we may not have met face to face). The idea is that my network on ...


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I don't believe this is your problem. A resume is just a reflection of your past work and education. Or, it should be. Anyone can put anything in their resume, so it doesn't really matter if they lie and make up stuff, or they use your resume, to apply to jobs. It's also not an identification document so I have no idea who can be scammed with just a resume?...


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You can ask your colleague for a note on LinkedIn now, and ask him/her to be a long-term reference at the end of your internship. Recommendations belong in recommendation letters or personal conversations between recruiters and past colleagues - not on your resume. If you feel comfortable, there's no reason to delay asking for a LinkedIn comment from your ...


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You could be honest, there is nothing wrong with asking how much you will be paid, though maybe an headhunter doesn't even know this kind of information, but you could try with something like this: "Thank you for contacting me, I appreciate the offer. I would like to know more about it. What is the annual salary? The technologies I will use? etc..." You ...


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You're trying to better understand the company structure, projects, and day-to-day tasks. This information is valuable for you in order to make an informed decision on whether to take the job or not, should you get an offer. We look at LinkedIn profiles for our candidates in order to give us more detail that your resume does not have, which can help us with ...


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Normally, you'd list your title as Developer and then explain what sorts of things you did in the description of the position. Something like Foo Corp, Developer                                 &...


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