LinkedIn Job Seeker Premium - worth the money?
January 21, 2013 10:42 AM Subscribe
Has anyone used LinkedIn premium for finding jobs? Did it expose you to more recruiters/hiring managers? And most importantly, can people besides recruiters see that you are using it (like...current coworkers)?
posted by windbox to work & money (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'll usually get contacted by a recruiter once every other month or so, sometimes with a formulaic message from some bunk text-crawl of my profile, but sometimes with legit opportunities from people who clearly read about my experience.
Does LinkedIn Premium attract more of the former or latter? Or does it attract anyone at all? Looking for people who have used it and what their experience is like. Other major concerns:
- Privacy regarding current coworkers being able to see whether I'm in the market or not.
- Whether using the service will actually *damage* my reputation to recruiters and employers ("Oh he's using premium, he must be having a rough time finding a job and therefore not actually marketable")
Looking for thoughts and experiences from people have used it, from your side and from the hiring/recruiting side. I have the 30 bucks to spare to try it for a month, easily, but is it being proactive or is it potentially harmful - or just a waste?