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Pros/Cons of Reducing LinkedIn Connections

Right now I'm connected to 375 people on LinkedIn, and I'd really like to remove 25+ of those people because our relevance to one another has dwindled. Could this have any downsides I'm not thinking about? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Aug 6, 2016 - 10 answers

Nonsense Characters When Attempting Sign In To Facebook Or LinkedIn?

Pretty much just like it says. Sometimes, but not always, when I try to sign in to Facebook/LinkedIn (or go to the page if I had been there recently and hadn't signed out) I can only see garbage characters, such as this: ßW•½ÎŒä¤Õ ‘²pþþ8®Ç:ïy]ö}Ÿ¿$ÒSoå¾^buµë¯+vy©ª¦YÆ„%Ààz>. It fills the page. I've tried logging in using Firefox and Chrome with these results, but oddly I can get in with Edge. Thoughts?
posted by purplesludge on Jun 10, 2016 - 4 answers

I'm an accidental consultant - can I list my client as an employer?

An unsuccessful job application has turned into a part-time “consulting” arrangement with the company. May I list that company on my resume and linkedin the way I would an employer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2016 - 6 answers

Why can't I go to Google? Why do I sometimes get redirected to LinkedIn?

This has happened to me off and on for a couple of years, and I've never resolved it. Sometimes, on my Macbook, using both Chrome and Safari, I'll try to do a Google search by typing my search directly into the address bar (my usual way of doing things), and when I press enter, I get this screen (Chrome), or I get redirected to a totally unrelated website - usually LinkedIn like just now, but I think I've been redirected to Facebook in the past. This always resolves on it's own after no longer than a day. I don't have the same problem on mobile, on the same wifi network. I can't seem to find anything about it with a Google search (or maybe I'm not using the ideal search terms?). Anyone know what causes this and how I can fix it?
posted by ohmy on May 22, 2016 - 5 answers

Break me out of LinkedIn prison

I want to delete my LinkedIn account. I'm tired of it, the security breaches, the spam, the shady practices of gobbling phone contacts, the spying, and the horrible no good worthless "news feed". But I need a bit of a "resumé presence" on the web. Is there a service that can do what I want? [more inside]
posted by tybstar on May 20, 2016 - 12 answers

How to handle a gender transition on LinkedIn

How should I handle a gender transition on LinkedIn? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jan 28, 2016 - 11 answers

Should I give a LinkedIn reference to someone I don't rate?

I was head hunted by a recruitment agent through LinkedIn about 6 months ago, which has resulted in me starting a job I LOVE this week. Today the agent called me up and asked me to give her a LinkedIn reference . I felt a little on the spot so I said yes. [more inside]
posted by Dwardles on Jan 6, 2016 - 19 answers

How do I turn a recruitment into an information interview?

I received an email from $bignamecompany on LinkedIn. They want me to interview for a position. For a variety of reasons, I am not interested in switching jobs right now. I would like to get more information about the position at the company and establish a relationship with the HR person for the future, however. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2015 - 14 answers

Do I really need a LinkedIn profile photo?

I'm whipping my LinkedIn profile into shape, and I'm really stuck on whether I should add a profile photo. Slight complication: I'm a visible minority with an ethnically misleading name. Help? [more inside]
posted by blerghamot on Nov 11, 2015 - 27 answers

LinkedIn for remote jobs?

How does one search LinkedIn for WFH opportunities; also, how to present yourself as someone only interested in those types of jobs? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Nov 6, 2015 - 8 answers

My work is a mystery...

...should I keep it that way? Primarily wondering if / how to add my experiences to my resume and LinkedIn account. Details enshrouded within. [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Jun 23, 2015 - 8 answers

Where are my Linkedin updates?

LinkedIn offers users of its service three ways to post new information to individual accounts - share an update, upload a presentation or publish a post. I've shared many updates and when I click refresh, the post disappears while the post that was just below my post remains. I can scroll down hours and not see the update I shared seconds before. What happened to it?
posted by CollectiveMind on Jun 9, 2015 - 2 answers

What's up with all these strange LinkedIn invitations?

I've used LinkedIn semi-regularly for 2-3 years. Every other month or so I get an invitation from a complete stranger, in a completely unrelated field, no common contacts, and always from a foreign country I've never visited. Is this some kind of data mining scam? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE on Jun 6, 2015 - 10 answers

I received a connection request on LinkedIn from an old friend ...

* Special snowflake advisory * [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2015 - 15 answers

LinkedIn post snapshot

These updates to LinkedIn have been killing me. Have they completely removed the little box on the left on the Home tab that would include analytic info on any postings you made? (How many in your network saw the post, 2nd connections, 3rd+ connections?)
posted by heavyp08 on Mar 27, 2015 - 1 answer

LinkedIn-profile input needed

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]
posted by Rabarberofficer on Feb 18, 2015 - 10 answers

Another Linkedin Question - Do you connect with recruiters?

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.
posted by seesom on Feb 16, 2015 - 14 answers

Who died and left me hall monitor? Oh, wait...

Managing a Twitter account for a professional education/networking group: what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Dec 11, 2014 - 4 answers

LinkedIn for the flinchy

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]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Nov 6, 2014 - 13 answers

I want to be linked in, just not to this extent.

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!
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper on Nov 5, 2014 - 13 answers

Can I add coworkers on LinkedIn?

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]
posted by iamsuper on Oct 7, 2014 - 11 answers

How to look for a job efficiently in the internet age?

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]
posted by adapt on Oct 6, 2014 - 15 answers

Social Media Etiquette for the Networked Era

What is the current day etiquette around maintaining and removing connections on LinkedIn? [more inside]
posted by infini on Sep 21, 2014 - 18 answers

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

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