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  • # May 23, 2012 at 4:09 am

    hi,

    I am all for networking
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/krsiakdaniel

    I like local community as we have same interests :)
    I would not be asking random people to get in touch all over the internet

    join me on LinkedIn
    I am interested in new contacts and professionals in web design

    # May 23, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Howdy,
    Like all my accounts its the same username
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/karlpcrowley

    # May 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Nice idea.
    http://linkedin.com/in/katbella

    # May 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    internet is a big place with lots of random people
    here it is slightly better to bump into similar souls doing similar stuff :]]

    @karlpcrowley
    @theacefes

    added you both ;]

    # May 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Can’t believe there are people still using LinkedIn

    # May 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    @christopher … why not ?

    I know a lots of professionals that get projects just by being recommended by clients on LinkedIn and other people that were hired by HR company from there as well

    # May 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Really? Where are you from?

    # May 23, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I am from Europe, Czech Republic.
    Where are you from Christopher if you do not mind I am asking?

    I believe it can fairly differ by countries.

    # May 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    You may have else experience in your live, I respect that.
    On the other side I was contacted by 14 HR companies from England, Germany and my country just in last 5 months.

    # May 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I am originally from New York. I would agree that it varies. Those who I know that use it here in the US, feel it serves no purpose. I hear that it’s quite the opposite in Europe, though.

    # May 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Agreed on that.

    Simple as it is:
    our folks are cheaper “workforce” then guys from western countries :]

    # May 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I would agree that it’s more useful in certain circles than in others. However, if you’re looking for a job or for freelance clients/connections then it’s a very useful resource. I get several freelance/contract inquiries every month via linkedIn, and there are a LOT of recruiters on there looking for designers/developers and advertising open positions for web-related jobs.

    Here’s an example of how it’s helped me recently: 3 months ago I wasn’t actively looking for a new job but was approached by a recruiter on linkedIn who sent me information for a front-end dev job at a large online university. I ended up getting the job – it was a great position and paid 50% more than I was making at my current job. After 3 months I was made an offer by my boss at my old job for a promotion and pay-rise to go back, which I took. That never would have happened if I wasn’t on linkedIn.

    I mean where else can you have access to hundreds/thousands of professional connections which you can use to advance your career in various ways? I’d say that if you know how to use it effectively then it can be a very useful tool.

    Feel free to add me as a connection @krysak4ever: http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnnybrackett

    # May 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Added you guys :)

    Chris, some job boards and agencies here in Ireland only take applications through LinkedIn, it’s silly

    # May 23, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    @Karlpcrowley Yeah, I remember you telling me it’s popular there.

    # May 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I found it to be incredibly helpful during job searches and keeping tabs on people in the industry. :) It’s like Facebook without the cat pictures.

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