Originally Posted by Find Finn
Can some one explain the point in LinkedIn, I still don't get it.
I've found it useful for figuring out what job titles compare across firms.
If you want to use a website like glassdoor to compare salaries across an industry, but the major players in the industry all use different title structures...how do you figure out what jobs are comparable?
If I go look on linkedin, I can find people with the job title in question and see what their qualifications are. Then I can find people at other firms and compare qualifications/experience to figure out what the other place would call someone in the same position.
Also...its easy to see if you have friends who might know people somewhere where you want to work. I once let a girl buy me lunch and ask questions about my company before an interview...she was a classmate of a friend of mine and knew that he knew someone who worked at the company she was interviewing at. She got the job and started in a higher position than someone who started the same day that was arguably more qualified --can't have hurt that she knew more about the position than her fellow applicants.
If it weren't for linked in, it might have been much harder for her to find someone to talk to.