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CeredigiBlue
14:09, Wednesday 16 May 2018
Just signed up as I’m looking for a new job and want to maximise my chances.

However, nobody I know uses it, so I’m not really sure who I should be connecting with or how it works. Didn’t want to just start adding anyone and everyone in the field I want to work in as I don’t know if that’s the done thing so to speak.

Wondering if any users have any advice on how to go about things on there please? It’d be really appreciated. Thanks
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Haircut1000 replying to CeredigiBlue
14:11, Wednesday 16 May 2018
I'm on linked in with Panos!
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Bluewurst replying to CeredigiBlue
14:13, Wednesday 16 May 2018
A giant recuitment site, which has hundreds of faux jobs advertised.

The genuine ones that are, are often very high quality.

Be very wary of recruitment agancies spam.

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CeredigiBlue replying to Bluewurst
14:15, Wednesday 16 May 2018
The recruitment agency spam is something I’ve noticed on other job sites, so I’ll keep an eye out for that. Cheers for the heads up
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Squatnose replying to CeredigiBlue
14:15, Wednesday 16 May 2018
I think that’s exactly the way you should use it. I added loads of former work colleagues or acquaintances in my particular professional field. After a while you’ll get other people adding you to their network, often recruitment folk, so that’s not a bad thing. Just remember to ignore all your mates who will try to add you like they do a Facebook friend. That’s not the purpose of LinkedIn!
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A_n_E replying to Squatnose
14:16, Wednesday 16 May 2018
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I think that’s exactly the way you should use it. I added loads of former work colleagues or acquaintances in my particular professional field. After a while you’ll get other people adding you to their network, often recruitment folk, so that’s not a bad thing. Just remember to ignore all your mates who will try to add you like they do a Facebook friend. That’s not the purpose of LinkedIn!

^^^ this. I use mine to promote me ready for when I start job hunting
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CheswickBlue replying to Squatnose
14:19, Wednesday 16 May 2018
Yeah pretty much this.

I use it on a daily basis and have amassed quite a lot of connections and end up inundated with irrelevant job offers.

Don’t connect with too many people you don’t actually know. I did that and now my feed is about 20% useful and the rest is utter shite.
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CeredigiBlue replying to Squatnose
14:42, Wednesday 16 May 2018
Thanks for the advice all. I’ve actually managed to find a few people I used to work with a couple of years back so that’s a start who currently work in the field I want to so that’s a start! Will keep plugging away at it.
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JCL replying to CeredigiBlue
14:47, Wednesday 16 May 2018
When I was job hunting I was talking to a lady who matchmakes jobs to people, apparently quite good in her field.

Her advice on LinkedIn was to accept every invite. It increases your reach and circles.

I never actually used it to find a job mind, but that was her advice. The majority of jobs do come from personal introductions, not that many are actually found from online adverts, so boosting the amount of contacts in your field is a good thing.
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Robert Hopkins replying to JCL
15:12, Wednesday 16 May 2018
Look of people with LION after their name - linked in open networker - they will accept any invite. PM me and I will connect I have over 1000 connections
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miamivice79ish replying to CeredigiBlue
15:18, Wednesday 16 May 2018
All depends on your sector.

For starters, import all your contacts from your phone and any other social media - FB etc.

If you're looking for work, search for people with titles who you might report into, as well as HR, Recruiters in that sector.

If you have a basic account, you won't be able to see much beyond people you know, so it's important to increase your contacts, which in turn will increase how many people you can view.

Let me know if you need anything else.
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notts_blue replying to Robert Hopkins
15:19, Wednesday 16 May 2018
Only accept invitations from recruitment consultants if they are hot women.
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Oldham replying to CeredigiBlue
15:27, Wednesday 16 May 2018
It's just full of egostistical people sellers, and is home the scourge of the internet, humblebrag. I'd delete it if I could be arsed.
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newblue replying to Oldham
15:40, Wednesday 16 May 2018
My biggest weakness when I worked was that I worked too hard and held people to similarly high standards.
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Valencia replying to Oldham
16:28, Wednesday 16 May 2018
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It's just full of egostistical people sellers, and is home the scourge of the internet, humblebrag. I'd delete it if I could be arsed.

What do you mean?

Has a burger ever made you angry?

Yesterday I realised that my annoyance was spoiling my day and I had to deal with it. Here’s what happened.

I was walking along New Brighton prom in the record breaking Bank Holiday heat. It was a beautiful day.

Then it happened.

As I walked past an onion-smelling burger stand where a man stood doing his flipping, I spotted the price. £8 or £9 with cheese! (€10, $12)

What! For a little piece of outdoor sizzling junk food called meat, in that unhealthy wheat flour white bun, plus another quid for that thin slice of plastic processed cheese! £8/9!

I was riled but also aware of my bad attitude and I didn’t like the feeling it gave me. Ok, I’m not a skinflint but I do appreciate value for money.

Suddenly I had a mad idea.

I changed my rules.

How about I give that man £9, not primarily for the burger, but to help him look after his family and pay his bills. The burger is not worth the money but he is.

A wave of relief came over me. I felt better, I had beaten my burger battle. It won’t get to me again.

Can you relate?

Have you ever bought something like that for the benefit of the seller more than you?

For example, bought a copy of the Big Issue?
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HackneyBlue replying to Oldham
16:40, Wednesday 16 May 2018
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Oldham
It's just full of egostistical people sellers, and is home the scourge of the internet, humblebrag. I'd delete it if I could be arsed.

yep its the absolute worst for this.

However its incredibly useful if you are looking for work, or even if you aren't looking for work, good opportunities tend to present themselves in the form of recruiters sliding in your DM's.
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GMZA replying to JCL
17:54, Wednesday 16 May 2018
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JCL
When I was job hunting I was talking to a lady who matchmakes jobs to people, apparently quite good in her field.

Her advice on LinkedIn was to accept every invite. It increases your reach and circles.

I never actually used it to find a job mind, but that was her advice. The majority of jobs do come from personal introductions, not that many are actually found from online adverts, so boosting the amount of contacts in your field is a good thing.

The inventor of LinkedIn says accepting every invite is the worst way to maximise the effeciveness of the platform.
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HackneyBlue replying to GMZA
18:02, Wednesday 16 May 2018
Depends what you use it for I guess.

Accepting every invite will inevitably full your feed full of stuff you aren't interested in or outside your field.

If you are just using it to look for work or check for people you may have in common for intro's, having a wealth of people on there will help.
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TinaTractor replying to HackneyBlue
18:08, Wednesday 16 May 2018
Just make sure you have your career history updated and filled out to match your CV - and stick your skills on as this is how people often find and match you.
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micktheknife replying to CeredigiBlue
18:55, Wednesday 16 May 2018
Just out of interest, what industry do you work in?
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Nath replying to CeredigiBlue
19:28, Wednesday 16 May 2018
You can search jobs on there, so I’d start there. Use it every day thumbs up
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CeredigiBlue replying to Nath
19:40, Wednesday 16 May 2018
Just wanted to thank everybody for the direction and advice. I've managed to update my profile a bit more and make some connections. All going well so far thumbs up
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StechyBlue replying to micktheknife
20:30, Wednesday 16 May 2018
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Just out of interest, what industry do you work in?

He is in the porn game.

He won't admit it though.
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Bluesince62 replying to StechyBlue
20:38, Wednesday 16 May 2018
He's a fluffer.

I wouldn't own up either.
Thanks for keeping us up, Harry.
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bluemandoo replying to CeredigiBlue
20:58, Wednesday 16 May 2018
Use the people filter correctly and target the companies in the industry where you would like to work.
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CeredigiBlue replying to Bluesince62
21:15, Wednesday 16 May 2018
The furry porn industry specifically
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Hank Marvin replying to miamivice79ish
00:16, Thursday 17 May 2018
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miamivice79ish
All depends on your sector.

For starters, import all your contacts from your phone and any other social media - FB etc.

If you're looking for work, search for people with titles who you might report into, as well as HR, Recruiters in that sector.

If you have a basic account, you won't be able to see much beyond people you know, so it's important to increase your contacts, which in turn will increase how many people you can view.

Let me know if you need anything else.




Absolutely this.




I'm a musician as most know on here now.


I've been on LinkedIn for around 8 or 9 years now. I've not got a gig or anything out of it yet.
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baldrick replying to Hank Marvin
04:12, Thursday 17 May 2018
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miamivice79ish
All depends on your sector.

For starters, import all your contacts from your phone and any other social media - FB etc.

If you're looking for work, search for people with titles who you might report into, as well as HR, Recruiters in that sector.

If you have a basic account, you won't be able to see much beyond people you know, so it's important to increase your contacts, which in turn will increase how many people you can view.

Let me know if you need anything else.




Absolutely this.




I'm a musician as most know on here now.


I've been on LinkedIn for around 8 or 9 years now. I've not got a gig or anything out of it yet.

Pfft! LinkedIn isn’t for oiks
It’s for us professional schmoozers
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QBBC2 replying to CeredigiBlue
08:32, Thursday 17 May 2018
You could send me an email to connect on LinkedIn. I could put it in the 'special folder' along with the other half dozen who repeatedly request we 'connect' even though I've never been on LinkedIn, let alone have a profile on there.
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StechyBlue replying to CeredigiBlue
08:42, Thursday 17 May 2018
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The furry porn industry specifically
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