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LinkedIn

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by imschatz, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    At your experience level, the really aggressive recruiters are probably trying to fill jobs that people generally don't want (insurance sales, "financial advisor," outside sales, etc.). In grad. school, I got a lot of those messages. Most of them were shxt. Some of them seemed decent.

    For me, LinkedIn was a nice way for me to contact recruiters/managers (not the other way around). Good luck.
     
  2. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    Yep...You'd probably be in play if you put a little time into it. You'd probably be surprised. I'm employed, but I've had a few interviews (and subsequent job offers) because of LinkedIn.
     
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  3. ahdaeeeee

    ahdaeeeee Well-Known Member

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    I had been contacted by a number of recruiters also, from a big corporations to a smaller ones to even recruitment consultants. I am actually surprised that people are actually using LinkedIn to offer employment. Put some effort into the profile, it won't hurt.
     
  4. GreenFrog

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    There's a job opening for an equity research associate position at a BB bank for the one and only sector I would want to cover and I just found out who the analyst for that sector is.

    I found his LinkedIn profile and he only has 11 connections, so I'm guessing he's not very active on it.

    Do you guys think I should network more at the associate level before reaching out directly to the analyst?

    I've never, ever used LinkedIn to message people and only have it to track connections, but everyone keeps saying how monumentally useful it is for landing jobs. My manager even said the premium subscription is worth it.

    Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  5. CTLION

    CTLION Senior member

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    I played with the subscription Idea when I was between jobs a couple of months ago. I imagine it has a lot to do with your field, and I am afraid I am not qualified to speak about your field. I use it to know who the players are, who my competitors are and to network, but I rarely use it to contact people. That being said I am hiring a new rep and I have used it to look for potential candidates whether they are seeking work or not.
     
  6. PA37

    PA37 Member

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    I remember someone saying this is only common for someone with a IT or Sales background.

    Now I was approached about a job opening in a private message from someone last week but that was only because I sent the person a connection request and my background was similar to where she was working.
     
  7. Goodfella

    Goodfella New Member

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    Overall LinkedIn is great. What I would recommend is exactly what you were thinking. Network at the associate level male some connections (see if you can get some recommendations) then contact the analyst.
    I use LinkedIn daily, at my old job (marketing specialist) for a surgical company I made lots of connections that helped me expand my marketing reach.
    Another key to a successful LinkedIn network is joining different groups and meeting people in the groups (lots of times if you're in the same group you share that interest).
    The premium subscription is defiantly worth it.

    Hope this helps, let me know if I can answer anything else.


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  8. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Yes. Network with as many people as you can.
     
  9. PA37

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    I believe Linkedin helps you get a job if you already have one
     

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