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Old 02-23-2014, 02:31 AM
 
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What are you thoughts about Linkedin? Personally, I find it to be a bit ridiculous. I don't find any of its features enjoyable. When people attempt to connect with me, they always want to know if I can find them a job. Typically these are people who I did not enjoy working with to begin with.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:36 AM
 
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For me, LinkedIn is just a way to keep in touch with previous employers or co-workers. I just like knowing where people work in case I need to contact them for a reference or possibly a job. So, yes people are using it to find a job which is what I think one of the reasons for it is.

I've also had people reach out to me for a job, and if they were nice to me and I thought they were good workers, I helped them. If they were stuck-up or players, I ignored their requests.

I like it better than Facebook, since on FB I have to hear about what people are doing on vacations, etc.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:37 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I don't see it as useful in finding a job. Any contacts from others about jobs are in areas far from me and not places where I would want to move. I do find it to be very beneficial in discussions with people in the various groups that I belong to, sharing tips on various aspects of the field and specific software being used.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:05 PM
 
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If you utilize that little search feature up there, you'll find 72 threads on it in this forum alone. Here is a recent one with discussion in it this month to get you started:

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