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I know its advisable to use it, especially for networking. However I'm not a member of LinkedIn no matter how many invites I get from people to join. I like m privacy. I have decided that when I open up my own business I willl add it to LinkedIn. Never underestimate the importance of a network, especially if your business is online. It's also a very good way to come up with business leads. I would recommend LinkedIn. I know many people that have got business or got jobs, through this humongous network.

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On 27/03/2018 at 10:42 AM, Kakashi2020 said:

LinkedIn is a good social media site for businesses, employers, headhunters and jobseekers do you use this site?

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Yes I am using that site also but unfortunately speaking though it had been made for just professional thing such as looking for jobs and connecting to those people in the same path you want to go on. My first profile had been hacked , but it didn't stop me to use the site because I know how importance having this site maybe not now but for future references because you will see a lot of job openings that may be suitable for you and your path or career growth you wanted to and you will learn a lot of things in what a business community goes and you will also get inspired by some of the stories and post them. 

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I think, at the very least, you should be visible on this site by having a current profile. It gives you more credibility when people look you up (and they will). A LinkedIn Profile allows you to present a professional image that a Facebook or Twitter profile may not. Additionally, it may lead to opportunities and connections. So it's definitely worth setting up.

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I've been a member of LinkedIn for a decade now and it was really useful when I was still working.  It's the best place to get new recruits / applicants for our company.  

 I'm still using it now to get in touch with friends in the corporate world and I also get a lot of job offers from it.  There are also options that you can adjust so that others would only see what you want them to see when viewing your profile.  

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10 minutes ago, Kakashi2020 said:

I've been a member of LinkedIn for a decade now and it was really useful when I was still working.  

 

I also found it useful for business, especially if you had to make sales calls or were otherwise promoting your business. Even though you were connecting outside of LinkedIn (offline or on a different website), people would look you up to check your background, and sometimes even request to be connected on LinkedIn. Being on LinkedIn gives you credibility when making sales or promoting your business. LinkedIn is uses a lot by traditional business people, and not being on it actually can hurt you in some cases.

It is also useful to see who is looking you up. LinkedIn actually tells you who looked at your profile, in most cases, and it is always interesting to see that someone you met at a networking event actually looked you up on LinkedIn by searching for your name. People look.

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For finding employment jobs I haven't had much luck.  I may not be using it right though at the time.  

Since for finding new leads or researching people it's been great.  I'm a premium member from time to time as needed for sending inmails and such.

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Yes, especially if you're doing freelance work offline, having a Linkedin account can be incredibly beneficial. I like that it's an incredibly professional platform and works to connect people in the same industry with one another. Each week I get a report that shows how many searches my profile shows up in when employers search for people for a role in their organization. I've even had a couple job offers come through Linkedin. Nothing handed to me, per se, but rather employers reach out to me because I have a skillset they think would compliment the position they're looking for, and encouraging me to apply. That sort of thing.

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I have made an account on this site a few years ago but I am not using it anymore because it was no appropriate for my business. It sure didn't bring me any visitors to my blog, I use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, there is where I am spending my time.

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I just signed up to LinkedIn for like a month now and so far it leads me to connections of the same university attended and of same professions but haven't found employers yet. In my point of view, it's like Facebook but in a more professional aspect. I just hope it remains that way and not be flooded with nonsense and toxic, like what Facebook is turning out to be.

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I am very active on LinkedIN. I find it to be the best site for professionals. I keep my profile updated so that the recruiters can have the latest information about me. I also search for active open jobs and apply to them if I feel I match the requirements. I try to maintain good connections with people around me and it has helped me in getting a job. I have my resume uploaded on the profile page visible to potential job recruiters.

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I have a LinkedIn account but I rarely used it for job purposes because I mostly used it for doing some task on my other freelancing sites that I am working. I really like the site because it helps me to share some important updates or advertisement that I want to share to other people since it is free and very convenient to use. I highly recommend this site to all people out there that want to have a great experience since it would really help us a lot especially in our businesses.

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I have a LinkedIn account too and what's hard at first is building your network. For someone like me that doesn't have that many friends in the same field, sometimes random strangers just add me and I'll accept. I do like that they'll keep you updated on possible jobs available and if you pay for the Pro model, you'll get to see who searched for you and the times you've appeared on an employers' search list as well.

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I have a LinkedIn account. I remember signing up when I was still looking for work. Now, although advertise by many, I seldom visit the site due to time constraint. Aside from that LinkedIn is mostly used for those looking for job and business related stuff that needs more network of people. I don't see the need for LinkedIn now, but I'm seeing it important for possible business endeavor in the future.

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