Ok, so I would benefit from some sensible critique on my LinkedIn-profile. I'm new to the US workmarket and updated my profile according to the many (many) good advice that fills up my LinkedIn-feed. But I still feel as if I'm missing something. My upbringing makes it difficult for me to "toot my own horn", as they say. Please point out glaring mistakes, omissions and lost buzzwords! [more inside]
My personal policy when using Linkedin is to only connect with people who I have met personally, or have had somewhat detailed communication over phone or email. However, I fairly frequently receive requests from recruiters who I don't know despite having a fairly sparse profile. Should I connect with these people despite the fact that I am not looking for a change? What are the pros and cons of doing so? Thanks.
Managing a Twitter account for a professional education/networking group: what do I need to know? [more inside]
Can you help me understand LinkedIn and how I use it to find a new job without it being staggeringly awkward, especially considering all of my professional connections on LinkedIn with my current coworkers? [more inside]
I merged my e-mail account with my LinkedIn profile a few weeks ago. Now emails from my personal show up in my conversations on LinkedIn. I would like to unmerge them, but I can't figure out how to this. I can't find directions on LinkedIn or through Google either. Please help!
In my new job, there is a clause in the contract which says "you must not signal on your professional networking profiles that you work for company name". Would adding colleagues count as signalling that I work for the company? [more inside]
The last time I went job searching was through answering ads on Monster. Everything was fairly straightforward. I would send my resume, go on an interview, get an offer or not. Now the advice is to network, use LinkedIn, find a recruiter, and figure out how to optimize keywords to defeat bot filtering while registering online. I’ve tried this without any success. Is there a better way to beat the system? Someone break this down for me. What actually works? [more inside]
What is the current day etiquette around maintaining and removing connections on LinkedIn? [more inside]
A while back I asked a question about becoming better at a new job. I'm now hitting my quota for anonymous Qs so give me your best advice on how to plan to transition from this fabulous new job that has only one problem--no reliable pay check. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
Asking for a friend... If you know who your interview panel is, is it a good idea or a bad idea to view their Linkedin profile while logged in? If you do this they will KNOW you're looking at their profile. Does this come across as: A) doing good research; or B) creepy stalking?
How do I find a new job when I've only worked one place for the decade-plus since finishing college? [more inside]
So pretty much everything is filled in nicely on my LinkedIn profile, except the part where I summarize myself and my objectives. Ugh... [more inside]
I'm looking for a good recommendation for LinkedIn marketing book or other specific resource. I know there's a ton of information out there but I'd rather find something that's a bit more structured. There's a few different options on Amazon, but when it comes to online marketing and social media marketing it's very difficult to trust reviews. The goal is to be able to help a small Mandarin school connect with potential ex-pat customers. Any suggestions?
My LinkedIn profile is targeted to the job I want, but I need to broaden the scope of my job search to include a different, lesser position. How can I do so without my profile hindering my chances? [more inside]
What's your feeling on unsolicited recruiter spam on LinkedIn? Because now I want to spam you. [more inside]
In May, I will be graduating with a master's degree in applied anthropology. I'll be meeting a potential employer this week (possibly tomorrow) at a 3-day long design/innovation bootcamp. How and when do I broach the subject of employment and ask to send him my resume? Bonus job search questions abound! [more inside]
What is the sanest way of syncing contacts among CRM, Outlook, and LinkedIn? [more inside]
How can I best use Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. to meet and keep in touch with people? [more inside]
I am job hunting, and my career counselor has told me to set up a LinkedIn profile. I am a naturally introverted, private person, and don't particularly like the implications of social media. Is LinkedIn a necessity in this day and age? Details inside. [more inside]
I am a public sector employee, and I would like to stay in touch with former private sector colleagues via Linkedin. But I don't want the public-at-large to be able to find me easily. [more inside]
Is there anything I should know, or be wary of, when responding to a cold-calling recruiter? [more inside]
Should I delete my LinkedIn profile? I currently have a low level, low wage job with the State government of the state I live in. I am looking for a new job that pays more anywhere in my town. I will be applying for a lot of jobs with the local state university. My friend recently got a really good job with the state university and when I asked her if she had a LinkedIn profile she told me she had never even heard of that site so she definitely did not need it. [more inside]
Everyone in my industry uses Linked In, so though I can't figure it out for the life of me, I had to create a profile. But I don't have just one job - I'm also a freelancer in a couple of different fields. I'd like to list them too. [more inside]
I've long suspected that the professional networking site LinkedIn may be using information such as my mobile phone records to make recommendations for connections. But today they really freaked me out. What gives? [more inside]
So, I've recently inherited the community and social media role for the company I work for. I'm hoping to use our social media presence to drive up engagement and get users to use our product (a niche-focused social network in the finance realm), but I want to do it without being a douchebag. [more inside]
Has anyone improved someones LinkedIn profile for a fee? I have a couple people who really like mine and would like to pay me to improve theirs. What might the going rate be for something like this? Assuming I write some pieces, tell them who to reach out to for recommendations, etc?
Two months ago, I applied online for a position at a US-based software developer and have not heard back from them beyond an automatic receipt confirmation. The job, along with related vacancies, is still published on their site. Would it be acceptable to contact the company's HR manager via e-mail or LinkedIn to express my continued interest in the position? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
I have been combing the social networks I use trying to find a way to link two of them. It's not a big list; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Soundcloud, and Wordpress. I know about IFTTT and Hootsuite, but I'd prefer to not use third party apps if possible. Facebook and Twitter of course, connect to almost everything. But I'm also trying to figure out how stuff I upload to Soundcloud can be posted on LinkedIn. And likewise, I can't get LinkedIn posts to show up my Facebook business page. Is it just not possible w/o 3rd party apps that will make posts I don't need? If there is a way, can somebody tell me?
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)? [more inside]
How does one use linkedin effectively if one hasn't exactly got a career? [more inside]
Recently I have noticed some unsolicited endorsements appear in my LinkedIn. I do not think they are detailed written out recommendations, rather something like "Jim has endorsed seesom for [Skill or Industry]". I do not think they appear on my profile yet since I have not "approved" them. What is the ettiquette for these? Have they helped you at all? Should I return the favor for those who have endorsed me if I can genuinely recommend their work? At first glance, they don't appear to be very useful since it seems like it doesn't take much to endorse someone, but I would like to take advantage of LinkedIn to help keep in touch with people. Any experiences you have had would be helpful.
Acceptable to send requests to strangers on Linkedin for networking? [more inside]
Should professionals use the new(ish) "courses" section on LinkedIn? [more inside]
In the US it's frowned-upon to attach a picture to your resume for a non-performance position. The reasoning is that companies would rather not know what you look like so they can't be accused of discrimination. How does this work when applying via LinkedIn? Does your picture get transmitted automatically or do they have to make a choice to view it?
How do I break off a relationship with a recruiter who's lied to me? [more inside]
What do you do if you receive a Linkedin invite from a recruiter of a company that you've had dealings with in the past, but not with the recruiter themselves? [more inside]
Linkedin seems to be somehow scraping my email contacts from an account that was never connected to Linkedin. Two questions: How does that work; and is there anyway to stop it other than closing my account? [more inside]
A recruiter contacted me on Linkedin. I may be interested. What's the protocol here? [more inside]
I am starting a long term contract position and am unsure as to how to properly reflect this on my resume/LinkedIn profile - but want to be up-to-date since it's not a guarantee that the contract will go perm. How do I update my resume/profile in this circumstance? I'm new to the world of contracting. [more inside]
I was browsing through the "People You May Know" box on Linkedin, and my husband's ex-wife showed up. There is no connection between us - my husband has zero connections on Linkedin (not even to me), and we share no common background. How could this happen? [more inside]
Job Search: How do I make use of some research I've done about the company I most want to work for in order to GET an interview? [more inside]
I got an email from a recruiter at a well-known "web 2.0" company via LinkedIn. How should I respond? [more inside]
Are any premium job search services (i.e. LinkedIn Premium) worth it? [more inside]
best way to follow up job application when I know the hiring manager has been researching me on LinkedIn?
Applied for job last week, subsequently the hiring manager seems to have scoped out my LinkedIn profile so I know he is aware of me. Want to follow up today - what would be the best way to do so? [more inside]
I'm considering making a transition from academia to industry in a technical, non-medical field. Do I need to be wary of posting my resume online? [more inside]
[Job application filter] I have applied for a job and have discovered that I am conected to someone in the HR department on LinkedIn. The problem: it's a secod degree connection. How do I go about trying to leverage such a connection when it is so peripheral? [more inside]
I've often called my career in architecture glorified itinerant work. The fact is that I need to go where the jobs are. So, despite having confidence in my position for the next six months to two years, I recently decided to start brushing up my public facing networking tools. In particular this means LinkedIn, and I decided to send a request for recommendations to many folks I have worked with over the past decade and a half at several positions. The result has been pretty gratifying to my ego, but now I realize I need to better understand the etiquette and strategy of how best to post them. [more inside]
Should, or how should, I represent this cataclysmic but plum past job in my employment history? Way, way more within. [more inside]
Everybody knows that people check out people they're interviewing with, but how do you bring that information into the conversation without sounding like a creepy stalker? [more inside]
Digital Job Search, LinkedIn Filter: I'm shy when it comes to asking people for help. I want to expand my job search horizons by learning how to use LinkedIn more effectively, and by getting over my inability to network. [more inside]
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