Anyone on Linkedin?

Old 03-12-2009, 01:34 PM
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Default Anyone on Linkedin?

I have been looking at joining for business networking opportunities.

Is anyone here a member, and do you get benefits from it?
Old 03-12-2009, 09:55 PM
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I'm a member and networked through my school. If you are looking for a job its least in my network there's alot of job postings but only for alumni.

I think you can also link through companies and friends.
Old 03-13-2009, 01:28 AM
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I joined last May when I got laid off. Have made several good contacts through, but still haven't hooked up on a new job yet. Several on the recruiters I', working with are very active on it however.
Old 03-13-2009, 03:08 AM
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Yes, I have been a member for a few years. It is valuable for identifying people in your network who may work at a company that you are interested in, for example.
Old 03-13-2009, 07:26 AM
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I have been on LinkedIn for a few years now - I think highly of it as a professional networking tool (both for general business needs as well as career networking) and recommend it very often.

I'm in Human Resources and use LinkedIn often for recruitment purposes. It's a great tool. We just acquired a company and are offering outplacement assistance to those employees to whom we are unable to offer positions. The outplacement firm managing this for us just presented to the employees and one of the first things they did was recommend everyone get registered on LinkedIn.

There are quite a number of sub-groups on there - special interests, associations, credentials, etc. I'm enrolled in my high school and college networking sites as well as former employers. It's a great mechanism to keep in touch with others - those you know and those you don't know yet.
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In addition to the above, it can be useful in linking to classmates from high school, college, grad school, prior employers, etc. in a professional way. I've been able to get in touch with several who I'd lost contact with, and catch up.

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