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Mosbonian
11-17-2009, 10:28 PM
For those who are into business networking, who here is on LinkedIn?

mmaddog
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jAZ
11-17-2009, 10:35 PM
Funny, I've had an account forever, and haven't used it really for a few years. Was just this minute looking at the new tools they opened up and going through the steps to update my profile and send out a bunch of invites.

Phobia
11-17-2009, 10:39 PM
I am.

bishop_74
11-17-2009, 10:48 PM
Yup

Mosbonian
11-17-2009, 10:59 PM
I am.

Sent you an invite...

mmaddog
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Mosbonian
11-17-2009, 10:59 PM
How useful have you found it to be?

mmaddog
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BWillie
11-17-2009, 11:02 PM
I still can't quite understand linked in

jAZ
11-17-2009, 11:17 PM
I still can't quite understand linked in

I'm pretty sure my first effort will be to invite people to various events that I host.

Phobia
11-17-2009, 11:41 PM
How useful have you found it to be?

mmaddog
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It's good. My local Chamber uses it pretty extensively so that's helpful. It's also good staying in touch with the dozens of friends I've encountered through my many stages of life.

Bearcat
11-18-2009, 05:29 AM
How useful have you found it to be?

mmaddog
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It's a site I wish I had more time for... I like the answers section, and really wish I had more time to use it. I think it would be a great way to get your name out there if you're looking to help others in your field.

I've gotten a few messages from head hunters, but other than that, it's a professional facebook at the moment.

Pioli Zombie
11-18-2009, 05:36 AM
Is that some sort of banned substance too?
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bevischief
11-18-2009, 05:42 AM
yes

ChiTown
11-18-2009, 05:44 AM
I am.

It's a useful tool for me to network with current and former bus associates. It's also great for linking with common people in your field that you do not know, but would be helpful to know.

Fried Meat Ball!
11-18-2009, 05:47 AM
Yes. Find it very useful.

DaKCMan AP
11-18-2009, 05:59 AM
Yes.

Keep in contact with friends/colleagues/etc.

I've been contacted by headhunters on there too.

kepp
11-18-2009, 06:25 AM
Yes I am.

BigRedChief
11-18-2009, 06:39 AM
Yes.

Keep in contact with friends/colleagues/etc.

I've been contacted by headhunters on there too.
Yeah, been on there a few years. Got an email from an old Sprint guy I use to work with the other day.

Get some recruiters sending me emails about jobs that I have no interest in is about the only downside I've seen.

Al Czervik
11-19-2009, 10:04 PM
Yep....been on it for about 3 years
very good tool for networking and doesnt cost anything for the basic package

DaFace
11-19-2009, 10:16 PM
I'm on it, though I don't really use it much.

Mosbonian
11-19-2009, 10:46 PM
I just started using it.....I had avoided it thus far, but several of my peers are on it and speak highly of it. Just wanted to get a feel for how many people here use it also.

mmaddog
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|Zach|
11-19-2009, 10:57 PM
Yup love it.

chiefzilla1501
11-19-2009, 11:18 PM
How useful have you found it to be?

mmaddog
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I found it very useful for interviews. Especially informational ones. Find out the decision maker, then find a guy who knows a guy who knows that decision maker. You'll be surprised at how many people in your network are only 1 or 2 networks away from a person who has the power to get you a job.

wildcat09
11-19-2009, 11:23 PM
yup but not sure why

Rain Man
11-20-2009, 08:35 AM
I'm on it but haven't really done much. I must say, though, that it seems like a much better tool for businesspeople than other stuff like Twitter. I really should use it more.

Great Expectations
11-20-2009, 08:40 AM
Have any of you switched jobs through a head hunter or hired an employee through one?

BigRedChief
11-20-2009, 09:39 AM
Have any of you switched jobs through a head hunter or hired an employee through one?4 out of my last 5 jobs I've been recuited for by head hunters.

MOhillbilly
11-20-2009, 09:42 AM
Joes on linkedin.

Great Expectations
11-20-2009, 10:02 AM
4 out of my last 5 jobs I've been recuited for by head hunters.

I've talked to several, and almost interviewed through them. I have ended up not going through the head hunter and looked at local or internet jobs available pages and probably found the business they were working for. I think it helps in negotiating a higher salary as they don't have to pay the commission.

modocsot
11-20-2009, 10:09 AM
I have one. http://www.linkedin.com/in/d o m t o s c o

If anyone wants to send an invite, just remove the spaces.

Simply Red
11-20-2009, 10:09 AM
me is.

BigRedChief
11-20-2009, 10:12 AM
I've talked to several, and almost interviewed through them. I have ended up not going through the head hunter and looked at local or internet jobs available pages and probably found the business they were working for. I think it helps in negotiating a higher salary as they don't have to pay the commission.I've only been without a job for a couple of months in the last 10 years. So, they are calling and emailing me while I'm still employed at one place to go work somewhere else. But if I was without a job, you bet I'd be applying to every job instead of waiting on some recruiters call.

Donger
11-20-2009, 10:16 AM
I am.

MahiMike
11-20-2009, 10:28 AM
Me too. Seems a must for anyone looking for a job.

Sandyskc
11-20-2009, 10:53 AM
I am, too