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  1. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Couple of friends joined Linkedin yesterday and thought I'd join to take a look around.

    I have no idea what it is or really how to use.
    It looks like a on line CV store crossed with facebook.

    Upload your CV, add friends and then hope that their connections see your CV and hope you get a job out of it?

    Any one use it, had any thing happen on it?
    General views and thought about it.
     
  2. jcs356

    jcs356 Brum brum

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    I use it, never got a job out of it, but a handy way of keeping an eye on some people I used to work with!

    I see there is a clear difference between it and Facebook. Facebook is for your mates and is a social tool. LinkedIn is a professional tool for networking and as you say, you never know, you might get a job out of it. For that reason I'm much more careful about who I accept as a friend on LinkedIn. I'll only connect to someone I know well - not someone who just happened to be on the same floor of an office as me. For that reason I've probably rejected more link requests than I've accepted as I don't really want to be linked to some sort of f***wit I barely know.

    LinkedIn isn't a popularity contest, it's about building a good network of contacts who you would recommend to others or who you'd work with again. I don't want my credibility compromised by being linked to someone who doesn't fall into those categories.
     
  3. BigBird

    BigBird Lost in music...

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    I find it useful as a way to see what's going on within my small industry. I generally hate the idea of networking, but feel that when it's about you & your job, if you want to get on, it helps to know who's about & what they're up to.

    I also use it to see what old colleagues are still doing wrong!
     
  4. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I'm on it, but it's of very little use for me, as I'm in the catering trade. But I can see the benefits in other fields of work.
     
  5. a3tdi2001

    a3tdi2001 Member

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    I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
     
  6. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    i have it but never really use it. just there as i was told to register by a previous agency i worked with. pretty boring really
     
  7. Stringster

    Stringster Missed gear

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    I use it a fair bit. As others had said, it is good to build a professional network and keep an eye on previous colleagues.

    Tend to get a few calls/emails from recruiters as well.
     
  8. Crazyfool

    Crazyfool Lead boot

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    I am on it and have used it to find new recruits
     

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