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Old 11-12-2007, 05:32 AM
 
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hi, Linkedin seems to pretty nice & very professional. I heard it can be accessed over the phone as well.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Dallas Texas
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I've been using the free version, and am pretty happy with it. It's a great way to find, and be found, by old friends and colleagues...it's kind of like Myspace for grown ups!
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Papillion
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I too use the free version. I began with establishing contacts with those I currently have active professional relationships with. Once that network was established I started to see "old friends" because of either mutual friends, or Linked In finding them for me. From that it just keeps growing.

You need to actively manage it and look to build the network to really be useful at the free level. I have also had 4 companies look at my profile, including one headhunter.

Not sure if any leads will come out of it for other opportunities, but it is a great free way to stay connected with professional relationships and for everyone to have their resume out there in case an opportunity pops up.

Unless you are using it as part of a company program or you are a recruiter, not sure you have a need to upgrade from free
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:04 AM
 
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hey Dave, am kind of new to Linkedin. i heard its pretty nice & professional. But i doubt how is it compared to Myspace. Its totally different isn't it?
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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I use the free one and making "connections." It is aimed at a professional network not as a myspace alternative.
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:58 AM
 
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I have been using the free version for quite a while. Great for research in banking/finance/recruiting or just catching up.

Anyone wants to connect? Send me an invitation via p.m.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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hey Dave, am kind of new to Linkedin. i heard its pretty nice & professional. But i doubt how is it compared to Myspace. Its totally different isn't it?
They are the same as they are both social network tools. Of course MySpace is targeted to kids (High School) so it has music, bulletins, blogs, etc. But the fundamental idea of putting yourself out there, then having friends associated to your profile and then you meet others through those friendship links is the same.

Same concept as Xanga and Facebook.

The big difference is LinkedIn is not sharing music, pictures, and the last breakup in your relationship - its sharing your professional experiences and associations thru a resume format. Because the concept is targeted to Professionals, you then get recruiters and companies using it.

All are social networks. Purpose of the network is different.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Major Metro
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I use the free version and I've found it to be useful for making contacts with people in my profession. It's not really designed for socializing at least not on the site itself but it's high quality.
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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It's not really designed for socializing at least not on the site itself but it's high quality.

I mentioned I too use the free version and just this week I've reestablished contact with two folks from years past. One was a person I worked with an an important project 8 years ago.
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