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How to move from startup to real job?

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]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2014 - 16 answers

What's the Linkedin etiquette?

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?
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace on Aug 13, 2014 - 13 answers

What if I don't want to be a lifer?

How do I find a new job when I've only worked one place for the decade-plus since finishing college? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2014 - 10 answers

Can you help with a LinkedIn summary?

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]
posted by foxhat10 on Jul 23, 2014 - 4 answers

Recommendation for a LinkedIn marketing book/resource please

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?
posted by chinabound on May 4, 2014 - 0 answers

LinkedIn profile quandary - switching gears mid-job hunt

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]
posted by sockless on Apr 14, 2014 - 7 answers

LinkedIn spam?

What's your feeling on unsolicited recruiter spam on LinkedIn? Because now I want to spam you. [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Mar 18, 2014 - 25 answers

Resume/Job Search Question #1001

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]
posted by a.steele on Mar 4, 2014 - 4 answers

Here a contact, there a different contact. Everywhere a contact contact

What is the sanest way of syncing contacts among CRM, Outlook, and LinkedIn? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Feb 4, 2014 - 4 answers

What's the best way to use social media effectively?

How can I best use Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. to meet and keep in touch with people? [more inside]
posted by larkin123 on Jan 30, 2014 - 4 answers

Is LinkedIn a necessity in this day and age?

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]
posted by Thanquol180 on Jan 18, 2014 - 38 answers

Public sector employee wants to maintain privacy but also use Linkedin

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]
posted by vignettist on Jan 7, 2014 - 10 answers

Cold calling tech recruiters: anything I should know?

Is there anything I should know, or be wary of, when responding to a cold-calling recruiter? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Sep 9, 2013 - 9 answers

Should I delete my LinkedIn profile?

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]
posted by Gmbee on Jul 14, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I add more than one type of income-producing skill on Linked In

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]
posted by cartoonella on Jun 7, 2013 - 6 answers

Are LinkedIn surveilling us?

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]
posted by Elizabeth the Thirteenth on Jun 7, 2013 - 14 answers

How to do Social Media without being a Douchebag?

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]
posted by SansPoint on Apr 9, 2013 - 10 answers

how much should I charge to improve a LinkedIn profile?

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?
posted by IzzeYum on Mar 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Reaching out to HR people after applying online — best practices?

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]
posted by doctorpiorno on Mar 5, 2013 - 9 answers

Linking Social Networks

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?
posted by CollectiveMind on Feb 8, 2013 - 3 answers

LinkedIn Job Seeker Premium - worth the money?

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]
posted by windbox on Jan 21, 2013 - 7 answers

Linkedin for the Differently-Organized?

How does one use linkedin effectively if one hasn't exactly got a career? [more inside]
posted by Because on Jan 14, 2013 - 7 answers

LinkedIn Endorsements - What is the deal?

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.
posted by seesom on Jan 7, 2013 - 15 answers

Online networking etiquette

Acceptable to send requests to strangers on Linkedin for networking? [more inside]
posted by synapse2512 on Nov 18, 2012 - 19 answers

Should I use the "courses" section on LinkedIn?

Should professionals use the new(ish) "courses" section on LinkedIn? [more inside]
posted by snailparade on Oct 22, 2012 - 5 answers

They will know what you look like now

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?
posted by bleep on Oct 11, 2012 - 3 answers

How to break off with a recruiter?

How do I break off a relationship with a recruiter who's lied to me? [more inside]
posted by glache on Jul 27, 2012 - 22 answers

Accepting LinkedIn invites from recruiters you don't know

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]
posted by glache on Jun 28, 2012 - 8 answers

Linkedin Email Scraping

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]
posted by seesom on Mar 15, 2012 - 20 answers

How do you deal with recruiters?

A recruiter contacted me on Linkedin. I may be interested. What's the protocol here? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Mar 5, 2012 - 10 answers

I just want people to know I'm employed...

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]
posted by thereemix on Feb 20, 2012 - 7 answers

How did Linkedin make this connection?

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]
posted by faustessa on Feb 2, 2012 - 21 answers

how to use job research to land an interview

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]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Jan 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Responding to an offer via LinkedIn

I got an email from a recruiter at a well-known "web 2.0" company via LinkedIn. How should I respond? [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Dec 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Is LinkedIn premium actually premium?

Are any premium job search services (i.e. LinkedIn Premium) worth it? [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on Nov 17, 2011 - 9 answers

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]
posted by thereemix on Nov 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Publically posting profiles potentially perilous?

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]
posted by Dr. Eigenvariable on Oct 28, 2011 - 6 answers

How to leverage second degree LinkedIn connection?

[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]
posted by thereemix on Oct 24, 2011 - 17 answers

LinkedIn Endorsements - Trim to the few "best" or show them all?

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]
posted by meinvt on Oct 15, 2011 - 4 answers

how to present this?

Should, or how should, I represent this cataclysmic but plum past job in my employment history? Way, way more within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 - 11 answers

I am totally not google-stalking you, but maybe I am. Kinda.

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]
posted by canine epigram on Aug 7, 2011 - 13 answers

Networking: How to Do It

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]
posted by iLoveTheRain on May 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Maintaining privacy while networking

Can I use LinkedIn and still maintain a modicum of privacy online? [more inside]
posted by moojoose on Apr 14, 2011 - 5 answers

AAAAACK! Could it be any worse?

LinkedInFilter: I just discovered that, instead of casually linking to a friend's counseling business, my LinkedIn Work Experience section lists my last four years as a therapy client...! [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Mar 10, 2011 - 6 answers

FaceFilter

How can I overcome my anxiety over Facebook and other highly interactive social media? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 15, 2011 - 13 answers

Adding contacts to LinkedIn and changing jobs

Has there ever been any research done on whether there is any correlation between spurts of adding contacts to LinkedIn or LinkedIn activity and someone changing job? [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan on Jan 12, 2011 - 2 answers

To accept or not to accept?

I've received a linkedin invitation from someone I have never met and have a dubious connection with. I'm relatively new to linkedin myself, so I'm not sure of the etiquette in this situation. [more inside]
posted by lockstitch on Dec 30, 2010 - 12 answers

Expecting a call from Jesus Christ any day now

Despite never meeting them, or having any meaningful correspondence, I have been added as a linkedin contact for some rather important people. How? [more inside]
posted by hellojed on Dec 7, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I more easily keep track of job changes using LinkedIn?

LINKEDIN POWER USER TIP: How do I easily find out when someone changes jobs using LinkedIn? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Dec 5, 2010 - 9 answers

LinkedIn - the semantics of connection

Tell me when and why you connect to people on LinkedIn ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Nov 21, 2010 - 19 answers

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