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Old 03-28-2019, 04:03 AM
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I am always interested to learn who viewed mine. Recently my employer did. And our competitor did. Hmmmm..I have zero interest in working for our smaller competitor...was just wondering about my company looking at it. Nothing new to learn about me.

I do get aggravated when someone views it in private mode even when I paid for the Premium access. I cancelled that program esp if views can still be private.
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Old 03-28-2019, 05:13 AM
Location: HoCo, MD
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The overwhelming hits I get are via their homepage. So they likely saw something I posted or saw my profile through something a mutual connection posted to me.

IMO - It doesn't' mean anything. I look at profiles all the time because something in the title or where they work caught my eye. And honestly, more often than not, I'm looking at their connections just to see if there's anyone I know. So when someone looked at my profile, I just assume they are more interested in my connections than actually me.
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:31 AM
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I get the weekly "showed up in a search" by random companies I have nothing to do with...lol. I suspect it is random crap that they pull to make it look like people are searching for you when it isn't the case.
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:47 AM
Location: Los Angeles
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People looking to sell me something (real estate people, insurance people etc.), people wanting to work at my company (who promptly message me their sales pitch for hiring them despite me not having any influence), recruiters offering me chances at positions that will pay half of what I make now for double the amount of work, and lastly a few people from my company or industry in general. Mainly the first three though.
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Old 03-28-2019, 07:18 AM
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I tend to get the

* recruiters seeking to fill [$wrong_role] in [$wrong_location]
* Fake account of a powerful official somewhere, they've had the same job for 85 years that they're famous for. (419 scammers)
* Hot chick from [$third_world_country] with no work experience. (love scams)
* Student from [$third_world_country] who want me to do their homework for them.
* sales droids from schools, training, etc., "just take our [$short_time] course in [$Hot_field] and you'll make $$$ in a new field with no experience!"

That's the noise I get.

But after I ignore all the noise, I do get the good stuff such as:
* recruiters seeking to fill [$correct_job] in [$correct_location]
* someone who is inspired by something I posted and becomes a good connection
* someone who agrees with something I posted and recommends I meet [$good_connection]
* a hiring manager of one company who can't hire me now, but recommends his friend who is a hiring manager at another company

To get the good stuff, publish articles, and post comments on other people's posts. If they're good comments, insightful, value adding, or solve problems - that builds relationships.

LinkedIn is worth it - it is a tool, that IF USED WISELY, can help build connections to help your career. But if you use it like facebook, it becomes wortheless.
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Old 04-02-2019, 02:06 PM
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I am actively applying for jobs. My profile views come from random companies, sometimes in random cities. I also get viewed by "administration" at my own employer every time.

As another poster mentioned, I think LinkedIn makes a lot of the content up to persuade you to pay for Premium membership.
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