Re: [BCAB] Is joining linked in worth it? Alex Stone 17 Nov 2012 00:49 GMT

Barry, I completely agree with you here!
Alex

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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Barry Toner
Sent: 07 October 2012 13:18
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Is joining linked in worth it?

Hi Graham,

Linked In is what you make of it.  It's a way of tapping into a professional
group of peers, for networking opportunities.  As someone who has spent the
past 3 years unemployed I'd not hesitate to recommend anything that will get
your name out there and possibly get you chatting with people who may be
able to forward your name onto a potential employer.

Regards,
Barry.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Graham Page
Sent: 07 October 2012 12:25
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: [BCAB] Is joining linked in worth it?

Hi all.

I am currently unemployed and doing what I can to find work.  I am trying to
decide whether or not to sign up for Linked In where I believe you can give
your profile including a CV etc. though I've not looked in detail at it.

I am trying to decide whether or not to join and be active on there.  If it
can help me publicise my abilities and the fact that I am looking for work,
it could be useful.  On the other hand, I do get quite a lot of unasked for
email from linked in and people have complained that they have had messages
sent to everyone in their address book from linked in.  I get things like
Linked In News which I have never asked for.  I also remember the story
about linked in being hacked.

How seriously is Linked in taken these days, and is the site reasonably
accessible?

Regards

Graham

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