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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BB Bobcat, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    A friend of mine suggested I sign up for this in order to find a new job. I poked around a little and it just seemed to facebook-ish that I found it difficult to believe that anything actually productive could come out of it. Has anyone had any experience getting actual useful career help out of this?
  2. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Actually, yes ... I joined LinkedIn following a conference about social media. I am now networking with fellow marketing professionals on how to incorporate social media into our marketing plan.

    It is very Facebook-ish on the surface ... but it's more for networking on a professional level.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Facebook for grown-ups.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah. That's why I don't like it much.
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Ha! I was going to say the same thing. Only people I know actually using it, instead of just signing up and forgetting about it, are people over 30. I signed up on a lark, added a couple friends, and saw a whole bunch of (sorry Moddy :D) old people from work on it. I don't think I've been back since.
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    But *** but *** we're not connected!!
    I do have a bunch of connections, but no place to list what I'm reading.
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I'm on it, but haven't really pushed it, other than to send the occasional invite. And there might be two people on here who would even know what name to search for me under.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Saban spawn?
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  10. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    recruiters use linked in . . . a lot.
  11. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    For journalism jobs? Or is there even such a thing as a journalism recruiter? :)
  12. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Ditto. Signed up, added a bunch of folks, but don't really see a point to it.
    Now, a bunch of advertising folks at my job have praised its use and have said they find it to be a valuable networking tool.
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