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Old 04-17-2019, 09:56 AM
 
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I am not in the hunt for a position.



Truthfully, I don't need any more clients than what I have now. I'm at a position in my career where clients come to me.



Yet I am bombarded with every spammer on the planet trying to sell me SEO, web site construction, you name it. And I suspect that LinkedIn is where they're getting my e-mail address.



I'm trying to decide if it's worth deleting my profile entirely. Unfortunately, I have a couple of opportunities coming up where my bona fides might get looked over. So I feel kind of stuck at the moment.



Anyone else?
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I don't get spammed, but it's been useless as a job tool. As other threads have concluded, it's Ab Fab for certain thin strata of IT and dev, and a few other niches and regions, and just BizFacebook for everyone else.

I hate that it's so pushed... nearly every job app asks for my profile, and in my field it's just to see how many clients I might bring. (I don't link to clients, so...)
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:06 AM
 
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There's a setting in LinkedIn to hide your email address.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon (in Transition)
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I don't hate LinkedIn. I have actually gotten a job from connections made on LinkedIn. It is a tool and used correctly can be a great aid to making professional connections.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:25 AM
 
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There's a setting in LinkedIn to hide your email address.

Did that. People have learned to skim it nonetheless.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Pittsford, NY
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Well I have worked half my career in kind of standard orthodox type positions, and other half in what amounts to more complex more independent more R&D and more non standard. No doubt LinkedIn serves the more orthodox vanilla kind of employment. It is good at that, but not good at the other to some or much extent though certain companies may be exceptions and use LinkedIn so you want an account just in case. Take these sites for what they are good at and find another for other things I guess if you can in what work you do, and that might not be out there in some fields to be honest.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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It hasn't been too bad for me; I got multiple phone interviews from applying to job postings on there.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:02 PM
 
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Did that. People have learned to skim it nonetheless.
Where? There is no way to see my email address on my linkedin profile.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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Where? There is no way to see my email address on my linkedin profile.

Don't know. But mine is hidden.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:08 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I am not in the hunt for a position.



Truthfully, I don't need any more clients than what I have now. I'm at a position in my career where clients come to me.



Yet I am bombarded with every spammer on the planet trying to sell me SEO, web site construction, you name it. And I suspect that LinkedIn is where they're getting my e-mail address.



I'm trying to decide if it's worth deleting my profile entirely. Unfortunately, I have a couple of opportunities coming up where my bona fides might get looked over. So I feel kind of stuck at the moment.



Anyone else?
Why do you have your email address on your LinkedIn page? It's easy enough for anyone who might want your service to message you on LinkedIn. Remove your email address, and see if the problem resolves.
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