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OldSouth
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Folsom, LA
Member since Oct 2011
8599 posts

Tell me about LinkedIn
Should I start taking it seriously? Anyone have any positive experiences with using it to get hired or find new opportunities for sales etc.?


BRgetthenet
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Golf Board Smash Lab™ CEO
Member since Oct 2011
90778 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
It's a waste of time.


Paul Allen
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re: Tell me about LinkedIn
Staying in touch is the best thing to do on there.


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Geauxld Finger
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2005
26458 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
waste of time unless you're in sales. then its only a slight waste of time


nerd guy
LSU Fan
Dallas
Member since Dec 2008
5403 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
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It's a waste of time.


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SabiDojo
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Open to any suggestions.
Member since Nov 2010
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re: Tell me about LinkedIn
I'm beginning to enjoy it. I join group conversations concerning my work and it is a great way to stay updated and get some new ideas.


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medtiger
Chicago Cubs Fan
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2003
18391 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
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It's a waste of time


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RebelOP
Ole Miss Fan
Misty Mountain Top
Member since Jun 2013
12114 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
quote:

waste of time unless you're in sales. then its only a slight waste of time


This


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Titan
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Apr 2008
2077 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
if you are in sales, recruiters will contact you all the time with job leads


Preys on Gumps
LSU Fan
Wrigleyville
Member since May 2012
2099 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
Technical roles its pretty much essential.


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Nobs
LSU Fan
Pearland, Tx
Member since Dec 2010
345 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
If you do it right it's a gold mine. Especially for Oil & Gas Engineering/Technical jobs.

Hit up google for tips to set up your profile correctly.

It's also nice if you've worked with alot of people that have moved around a few times and have large networks in the industry you work in.

Don't get me wrong, you will get hit up by recruiters for jobs you don't want, in places you don't want. Deleting an email is easy.


TheWhizzinator
LSU Fan
Holding cell at 201 Poplar
Member since Jun 2008
4959 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
It's awesome for Sales. My current position was generated through a recruiter that contacted me on LinkedIn.


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saltybulldog
Mississippi St. Fan
MS Gulf Coast
Member since Aug 2007
1122 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
Waste of time. People constantly "endorse" my work, even if they barely know me. They are only looking for me to return te favor.


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EvrybodysAllAmerican
LSU Fan
Death Valley
Member since Apr 2013
3380 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
So far it just seems like a bunch of people i barely know trying to connect and then sell me something i dont want.
This post was edited on 7/26 at 3:11 pm


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TheIndulger
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2011
15456 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
Not a waste of time if you're looking for a job, especially engineering jobs. And it doesnt even take up time either.


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Clark W Griswold
LSU Fan
Walley World
Member since Sep 2012
3731 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
Total waste of time


The Veldt
Member since May 2013
822 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
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Anyone have any positive experiences with using it to get hired or find new opportunities for sales etc.?
LinkedIn works best with well sort after careers e.g. engineering, computer science, math etc

For other professions I think it's great for networking.


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WarmBubble
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since May 2007
1802 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
I actually find it useful. Needed a preceptor for my clinical rotation and found someone on LinkedIn. So it had its uses for me in the nurse practitioner field. Would guess it would be good for anyone in health care. Have had a few recruiters contact me about future jobs.


Mr Magoo
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
172 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
Essential if your in a finance or consulting capacity. I used to think it was a waste of time also, but have truly found it to be a great tool in networking. Finance and consulting are entirely driven through networking to find work.


Rebel
Memphis Fan
Graceland
Member since Jan 2005
86040 posts

re: Tell me about LinkedIn
I have gotten tons of sales leads from it by simply watching who a few of my competitors are making connections with.

Y'all keep up the good work.


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