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Number of posts : 926
Registration date : 2010-11-04
Age : 53
Location : Oskaloosa, Iowa

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PostSubject: LinkedIn   LinkedIn EmptySun Aug 18, 2013 10:14 pm

Just wondering about this site. I know I'm not using it to its full advantage. Would anybody have a reference on how to fully utilize LI? Thanks.
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Registration date : 2008-01-11
Location : UK

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PostSubject: Re: LinkedIn   LinkedIn EmptyMon Aug 19, 2013 4:53 am

For me, LinkedIn is a time suck. You can check out my profile page and see all the endorsements. Initially, I endorsed back on a quid pro quo basis. Then "friends" began adding skills to my list of endorsements. I have so many skills it's a wonder I don't rule the world!

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Number of posts : 8594
Registration date : 2008-12-29
Location : Florida

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PostSubject: Re: LinkedIn   LinkedIn EmptyMon Aug 19, 2013 6:38 am

I agree Shelagh.  At first I did nothing except post a resume.  Then I saw some resume's of people I know who have received some really great jobs so it raised Linkedin in my estimation.  However, people post endorsements who haven't a clue and build networks like on Facebook.  I've not had one employment type result.  Maybe those who "upgrade" - but I doubt it.

I think you have to fill your site with the metatags and SEO gimmicks so the employee searching bots find you.
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PostSubject: Re: LinkedIn   LinkedIn EmptyMon Aug 19, 2013 1:29 pm

I'm getting similar answers from others. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: LinkedIn   LinkedIn EmptyMon Aug 19, 2013 1:40 pm

Sorry to hear our thoughts are borne out by others...:-(
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Registration date : 2009-03-28

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PostSubject: Re: LinkedIn   LinkedIn EmptySun Sep 22, 2013 7:58 pm

Coming in late, but better late than never, right? I maintain LinkedIn just as an online presence, a place for people with whom I've already "linked" elsewhere to check me out. It does its job for that.

 Some groups might be useful to join; I've seen job postings in a few I belong to. Mostly the groups are social and question/answer outlets, though, and there are far more people who don't know anything than people who do. I withdrew from one writers group after seeing the umpteenth reference to the shitty ol' Preditors and Editors site. None of the writers groups that I belonged to were worth much, IMO. I sent join requests to one or two others but never got a response. Maybe that's where all the bigshots hang out. lol

Spam isn't taken lightly by a well-run group. The terrible groups are terrible because they allow so much self-promotion (and this spans multiple types of groups, such as investing and real estate). The good ones kick self-promoters out. So I wouldn't approach LinkedIn with the intent of advertising your book. Unless the moderator has a specific board for it -a spam board that no one clicks on except to advertise their book. I don't know why the posters think anyone else would read the board when even they don't.
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Registration date : 2008-01-26
Age : 80
Location : Germany

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PostSubject: Re: LinkedIn   LinkedIn EmptySun Sep 22, 2013 10:01 pm

I have a presence on Linkedin, but that's it.  Got lots of endorsements and requests to send quiries about jobs.  Since I'm not in the job market, I just ignore them.  Mostly I keep a presence to keep up with business acquaintances.
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PostSubject: Re: LinkedIn   LinkedIn EmptyMon Sep 23, 2013 6:23 am

I have a presence there, but I receive mostly emails from people expanding their net.  I don't have any idea about who checks it.
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