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Old 12-08-2015, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Has anyone used Linkedin for when they are searching for a job? My fiance and I just moved to a new area (over 800 miles away from where I grew up), and I'm looking for employment here. I know a lot of people use Linkedin, but I'm not sure how effective it really is. Naturally, I won't stop my job search.

Thanks in advanced!
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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I have used it successfully. Generally I find the jobs I am interested in and apply on the company website.
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I find Indeed to be a much better resource overall. LinkedIn has an "easy apply" feature, but on surprisingly few jobs. You can see when the job poster views your application, but it seems like maybe a third or less of the postings even get viewed.

I also have an extremely thorough profile ("all-star" level according to LinkedIn) and nearly 2000 connections, and am lucky to get one unsolicited view a week.
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Old 12-08-2015, 11:43 AM
 
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I find Indeed to be a much better resource overall. LinkedIn has an "easy apply" feature, but on surprisingly few jobs. You can see when the job poster views your application, but it seems like maybe a third or less of the postings even get viewed.

I also have an extremely thorough profile ("all-star" level according to LinkedIn) and nearly 2000 connections, and am lucky to get one unsolicited view a week.
^^This. Zip Recruiter is another good aggregator board. It pulls from a number of local resources. Also, I like LinkUp.com (not affiliated with LinkedIn) because the jobs are pulled directly from the hiring companies websites. Personally, LinkedIn has not been a helpful job-finding resource for me so far. However, I do see value in the apply now feature since you have immediate access to the job poster for follow up.
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