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LinkedIn & Indeed aren’t good sources of hires because they don’t know anybody

...  that know and recommend you. That’s why websites like LinkedIn and Indeed are lousy sources of hires and jobs. They have no brain! ...  200 keyword-matched candidates (passive or active) that LinkedIn or Indeed delivers, to instead talk to one or two “shining lights” ...

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Do LinkedIn recommendations, endorsements & connections matter?

...  reader admits there's fake stuff in LinkedIn Recommendations and asks whether these "networking" tools really work, ...  The Headhunter Newsletter. Question How important are LinkedIn "recommendations?" Some are true, some are made up and a person feels ...  you. Nick's Reply Let's start with the basics: Your LinkedIn profile is your calling card. You should absolutely have one. But your ...

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Will publishing on LinkedIn make me look like an expert?

...  your previous postings, you suggest that LinkedIn is a poor medium for applying to companies. (See LinkedIn Payola: Selling out employers and job hunters.) At the same time, ...  advantage while finding a professional home. Is LinkedIn an appropriate and productive medium to build one's professional ...

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LinkedIn Job Roulette: A career suicide game?

...  the July 18, 2017 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, LinkedIn members reveal how they use the network to commit career suicide. Question Do you think LinkedIn has lost whatever promise it once had for people hoping participation ...  Thank you for your thoughtful commentary. Nick's Reply LinkedIn once showed promise as the leading professional network. Sadly, today ...

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LinkedIn Extortion

...  Newsletter, a boss tries to turn a new employee's LinkedIn profile into an ad for the business. Is this LinkedIn extortion? Question My new employer wants me to list in my LinkedIn profile that I’m working for her, and to include the company’s ...

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When headhunters on LinkedIn are scammers

...  job listing in my field in my city. The pitch was sent via LinkedIn with an attachment. I do not open attachments from people I do not ...  service. Then I called the number the headhunter posted on LinkedIn, but got a vanilla message which did not identify the headhunter or ...

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Career Scams Update: TheLadders, LinkedIn, Lee Hecht Harrison & More

...  on stories we've covered here before about TheLadders, LinkedIn, Toronto Pathways -- and one new rip-off by prominent outplacement ...  aggressive online behavior to a whole new level.” LinkedIn It didn’t take LinkedIn very long to go from “leading professional network” to becoming a ...

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LinkedIn Users Sucker-Punched by Wrong References

...  Headhunter Newsletter, we examine yet another questionable LinkedIn "feature" that could cost you a job. Question The New York Times just did a story about a group of people suing LinkedIn for selling possibly invalid references to employers. Now LinkedIn has ...

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LinkedIn: Busted for U.S. wage law violations, sued for “injury” to users

LinkedIn busted by U.S. Department of Labor It's no big deal, suggests LinkedIn. According to a Computerworld report (LinkedIn pays almost $6M for U.S. wage law violations), LinkedIn was busted by ...

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Join My LinkedIn Gang-Bang!

...  a reader wants to join my network: I wanted to send you a LinkedIn invitation to connect, but I noticed on your LinkedIn profile page that you only accept connections from people you already ...

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