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Hussein Baghdadi
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What do you think of LinkedIn application? is it really useful? didn't you get a job opportunity by using it?
Pavel Kubal
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Joined: Mar 13, 2004
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I've got an opportunity to work abroad thanks to the LinkedIn, but I was not willing to realocate at that time. It may be usefull, but I wouldn't rely on it.

I know many people competing in number of connections and number of recommendations, which is very easy if you work in a larga IT company.
Mark Herschberg

Joined: Dec 04, 2000
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I have found it tremendously useful. There are a few competitions like Ryze and Xing, but LinkedIn is the industry leader. When used correctly, it will be useful.

I recommend books like "Never Eat Alone" and "The Pocket Guide to Becoming a Superstar In Your Field" to learn how to network. if you understand how, LinkedIn helps automate some of the processes by letting you keep up with others and them keep up with you. It also provides transparency to your extended network, so you can see contacts of friends without having to talk to them directly to see who they remember.

Of course, many people misuse LinkedIn and simply connect to as many people as possibly. Those aren't real connections and as such they are not people you can rely on to help you. I strongly discourage people from simply connecting to people they don't know well for the sake of connections

Like everything networking related, this is not a quick fix. Networking is something requiring years of investment before you start seeing significant payoffs, but it's well worth it.

Sunil Kumar Gupta
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Not just for the job, Linkedin application is uselful in many ways. Basically contact building, it's just great

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Paras Jain
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It is no doubt a very useful application. I got many job offers via LinkedIn. I could not avail any of them till now. but in future I expect LinkedIn will be a great source to find an opportunity.

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arulk pillai
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I do get queries from recruitment agancies via LinkedIn from time to time. You need to fill in your profile appropriately and where possible get recommendations from peers, superiors etc..

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Tina Ma
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What do you have to do get out your application to the LinkedIn network?

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Sergey Vlasov

Joined: Nov 21, 2007
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Originally posted by sreerupa basu:
What do you have to do get out your application to the LinkedIn network?

Basic membership is free. Just provide your information at their registration page

I also like their Answers service. You can get a very good answers from real pros. Also you can search answers database.

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Hussein Baghdadi
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Does LinkedIn restrict how many connections you could have?
Paras Jain
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I have one question regarding LinkedIn.
Can I send request for recommendation to one of my previous boss who is not in LinkedIn. I tried it but i found that LinkedIn has the option of selecting the recommenders from the list of connections. No provision to provide any email-id.


P.S. I know that the best place for asking is the LinkedIn forum, but JavaRanch is my preferred place of getting answers [ ]
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