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Old 03-08-2011, 08:30 PM
 
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:21 PM
 
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I know of people who have succcessfully used it to obtain the contact info for hiring managers and they got the job.

Most people use it for keeping in touch with former co-workers and friends who are in the same field. It's similiar to a rolodex in that respect. They also have a good job search engine.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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I use it to keep in touch with colleagues. I did get two interviews throught people I am connected with on LinkedIn last December when looking for a new job. Both went to the final stage. I ended up taking a different position, but because I had my contacts on LinkedIn, I got a ton of leads and was easily able to organize a list of references for the jobs I did apply for.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:43 AM
 
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My husband did. He found the position under the jobs tab. In fact, there was another position he was in the last stages of interviewing for at the same time - both he found on LinkedIn.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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I keep my profile very up to date and get offered 2-3 interviews/year (without looking) by headhunters on linkedin. Nothing substantial enough to pull me from my current job, but if you put time into your profile you can get some decent jobs on it.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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I can't attest to any job offers, but I've only recently put some time into my profile. It does seem like the most legit site out there for aggregating jobs. You really have to do some digging on sites like Careerbuilder, Monster, and Craigslist.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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What industries are the people that are landing interviews/getting offers in? I am finding through my search that it's very niche oriented (IT, Social Media, writing, etc). In the social service/non-profit field there aren't very many people using it other than to connect to colleagues or to just build up random networks.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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What industries are the people that are landing interviews/getting offers in?
My husband is in IT.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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What industries are the people that are landing interviews/getting offers in? I am finding through my search that it's very niche oriented (IT, Social Media, writing, etc). In the social service/non-profit field there aren't very many people using it other than to connect to colleagues or to just build up random networks.
I get email alerts about Supply Chain/Procurement jobs every week. Have you played around with your communication preferences?
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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I get email alerts about Supply Chain/Procurement jobs every week. Have you played around with your communication preferences?
I have all my communication things open. I am a member of several non-profit and alumni groups. I have about 32 connections and even participate in twitter chats (just fyi to those looking check out the hashtag #jobhuntchat and #HFChat they're good for jobseekers) and still have only found 1 new connection that is even remotely close to the field I'm in (child/family welfare). It may be that San Antonio is kind of small too. I don't know. Many factors.

I know LinkedIn works.My dad gets contacted by recruiters frequently, but he's Executive level, I'm only 4 years out of college with that amount of experience.
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