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Any of you guys use it? If so is it worth the money?

I took one of their trial versions for 6 months. It's worth it if you want enhanced searching options and want to be able to look at profiles anonymously, but IMO it's not worth the money for the average individual. I guess it depends what your requirements are, but I think it was something like £16 a month for it. I would pay that per year, but not much more.

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Does any real business networking occur on there, anyway?

Isn't it mostly people just stalking ex-partners, I know that's all I use it for.

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Does any real business networking occur on there, anyway?

Isn't it mostly people just stalking ex-partners, I know that's all I use it for.

Its mainly for finding jobs. I get about 1 call a month from recruiters who have found my profile on LinkedIn.

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Just cancelled mine today after 3 months. Wasn't using any more than I got in the free version so I'm going back to that. It's outrageously expensive for little gain IMCO.

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I do get quite a few enquiries from my free profile. Adidas, in particular, have sent me a few emails over the years and that's just a standard profile,

I have never upgraded so I literally don't know what I am missing. I don't need any extra business from it and to be honest if I did, I'd probably call on my real world contacts first.

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I do get quite a few enquiries from my free profile. Adidas, in particular, have sent me a few emails over the years and that's just a standard profile,

I have never upgraded so I literally don't know what I am missing. I don't need any extra business from it and to be honest if I did, I'd probably call on my real world contacts first.

There is a "real" World, beyond HPC? :blink:

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Maybe it comes 'after' HPC...but only if we've been behaving ourselves :blink:

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I can't imagine YOU need to be LinkedIn! I imagine you have a big red telephone to call "The Supreme Architect of Everything". I usually get work via "agencies", or what is well known down here as "turds"!

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Isn't LinkedIn depressingly soulless? Particularly those horrendous articles where everyone above and below the line is an amazing entrepreneur with straight As from top universities who is being constantly headhunted. I know I should probably have a profile on there but every time I log on I just want to vomit.

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Isn't LinkedIn depressingly soulless? Particularly those horrendous articles where everyone above and below the line is an amazing entrepreneur with straight As from top universities who is being constantly headhunted. I know I should probably have a profile on there but every time I log on I just want to vomit.

I do vomit!

I do not want to be employed by "Are$holes", even if I have been "endorced" by some sh1t I have never met! :blink:

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I do vomit!

I do not want to be employed by "Are$holes", even if I have been "endorced" by some sh1t I have never met! :blink:

Cant you turn the endorsement down

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I used to be on LinkedIn but it generated so many cold calls and spam that I took myself off it. The other thing that made me drop it was the way that they allow app creators to such details on people's contacts out and hand them to other web sites. There's a whole load of sites like newsle.com where I found details of myself clearly slurped from my LinkedIn profile. I get the impression they'd sell their grandmothers into slavery if they thought there was a few quid in it. I never got any useful work leads out of it and, in any case, I have no plans to change job in the near future.

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'Linked in' started off ok but now every man and his dog is on it, it's almost like facebook.

Most of my connections are recruitment agencies, most of the younger female 'recruiters' seem to display a picture of themselves posing drunk in a nightclub! it is laughable to read what they did/studied/worked before they became a 'recruitment consultant too!

The amount of nagging emails, "Congratulate such and such on their new job for only the fifth time this year driving a truck at Manchester airport" etc. etc. "Please endorse someone you've never met for their skills in neo-*****el algebraic differentiation" weren't things simpler when we just had Monster & Total Jobs etc.

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'Linked in' started off ok but now every man and his dog is on it, it's almost like facebook.

Most of my connections are recruitment agencies, most of the younger female 'recruiters' seem to display a picture of themselves posing drunk in a nightclub! it is laughable to read what they did/studied/worked before they became a 'recruitment consultant too!

The amount of nagging emails, "Congratulate such and such on their new job for only the fifth time this year driving a truck at Manchester airport" etc. etc. "Please endorse someone you've never met for their skills in neo-*****el algebraic differentiation" weren't things simpler when we just had Monster & Total Jobs etc.

Very much so.

Actually, just this morning, I thought I'd try LinkedIn as I need someone with certain specialised skills for a project.

Having tracked a few people down, I go to send a message to be told that I have to upgrade.

OK, fair enough, there must be a revenue model to keep the thing going.

It starts from £18.44/mo billed annually and apparently then entitles me to send 3 messages per month. It seems a little expensive.

On another note, that of privacy, I think there used to be data leakage between Linked In and Twitter.

I say that because my Twitter account got hacked along with many others a couple of years ago. There is no way to ever close a Twitter account. Many people have requested that only to be stonewalled and told that they should deactivate their profile and it will then be deleted after a month. So I do that.

I return to Twitter after all this time and have a go at signing up again. I put in my email address, deny access to my contacts (is anyone that stupid?), and my location, so all it has to go on is that email address.

And straight away I then get a list "Do you know these people?" - yes, I do. Now, how did you know that? Suspicion is via Linked In.

That sort of data disclosure makes me run a mile from these things.

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Very much so.

Actually, just this morning, I thought I'd try LinkedIn as I need someone with certain specialised skills for a project.

Having tracked a few people down, I go to send a message to be told that I have to upgrade.

OK, fair enough, there must be a revenue model to keep the thing going.

It starts from £18.44/mo billed annually and apparently then entitles me to send 3 messages per month. It seems a little expensive.

On another note, that of privacy, I think there used to be data leakage between Linked In and Twitter.

I say that because my Twitter account got hacked along with many others a couple of years ago. There is no way to ever close a Twitter account. Many people have requested that only to be stonewalled and told that they should deactivate their profile and it will then be deleted after a month. So I do that.

I return to Twitter after all this time and have a go at signing up again. I put in my email address, deny access to my contacts (is anyone that stupid?), and my location, so all it has to go on is that email address.

And straight away I then get a list "Do you know these people?" - yes, I do. Now, how did you know that? Suspicion is via Linked In.

That sort of data disclosure makes me run a mile from these things.

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:blink:

Half of the people "endorsing" me, I have never met!

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Only half, you are so special Mr Pin

Obviously it is better if ALL the people you never met "endorse" you! :blink:

Thanks to the people I HAVE worked with, that think I am OK! :)

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