Linked-in: I need a job dammit!!!

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    Feb 01, 2012 5:23 AM GMT
    Does anyone know how to use Linked-in effectively? I've been on it for a few months, but I'm not much of a networker. I have fifty something connections. How do so many people get jobs from this site?
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    Feb 01, 2012 2:02 PM GMT
    I've been on it for years, but never bothered to figure out how to use it.
    I do know, however, that it's better for businesses and self-employed people...not so much for finding a "normal" job.
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    Feb 01, 2012 2:09 PM GMT
    http://www.indeed.com/

    try this instead. icon_biggrin.gif

    (not biased due to an internship or anything...)
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    Feb 01, 2012 2:21 PM GMT
    LinkedIn is good for building connections that might get you jobs in the future.

    What will get you a job immediately is printing resumes, talking to hiring managers and putting foot to path.
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    Feb 01, 2012 2:48 PM GMT
    There are job listings on LinkedIn. Find a job you're interested in, see if anyone in your network is connected, and see if that person can get you introduced to the hiring person. Or just apply for the job directly.

    You can't just post a profile and expect recruiters to flock to you.
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    Feb 01, 2012 3:51 PM GMT
    Haaretz saidLinkedIn is good for building connections that might get you jobs in the future.

    What will get you a job immediately is printing resumes, talking to hiring managers and putting foot to path.


    I have been doing that as well. The big problem is, I'm not sure what I should be applying to. I got a BA in psychology four years ago and then tried to pursue creative writing, working jobs here and there to make ends meet. The creative writing thing has dried up and now my resume is filled with the service and retail industries, but it's difficult to make a living wage there. I've spent days on Indeed.com without applying to anything, because so many of the positions read like Latin to me.

    Has anyone been in a similar situation and have any advice?
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    Feb 01, 2012 11:24 PM GMT
    Craigslist! There are a lot of jobs, mostly direct hire, on Craigslist!
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    Feb 01, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
    iLikeDC saidCraigslist! There are a lot of jobs, mostly direct hire, on Craigslist!


    I got hired with my recent job from craigslist so definitely check that out....

    Plus i use Linkdin for reference and connection purposes...It helps show people to what sort business people you're connected to .
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    Feb 01, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    As far as LinkedIn goes ... does the "free" version do anything worthwhile?

    I mean --- $19USD/month is a bit steep if one is currently unemployed just to use their basic features.
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    Feb 01, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
    Haaretz saidLinkedIn is good for building connections that might get you jobs in the future.

    What will get you a job immediately is printing resumes, talking to hiring managers and putting foot to path.



    ugh... you mean i have to DO SOMETHING in order to get a job?

    FUCKOBAMAFORMAKINGMEHAVETOWORKTOGETAJOB.


    (I'm 110% being sarcastic...)
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    Feb 01, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    Over here the only way to get a ne job is through recruitment agents, unless you have genuine (i.e. people you actually know) connections.
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    Feb 01, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    Try to increase your network. Connect with teachers, classmates, anyone that will help increase your connections.

    Also, try joining groups within linked in that relate to your career field of choice. That is a way to join conversations and build new connections.

    It is true, though - linked in is more about building connections that might link to a job ultimately.

    You might also work within sites like careerbuilder, monster, or indeed.

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    Feb 02, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    Dude,

    I feel for you being unemployed. The only wisdom I can share is to think outside the box.

    What is everybody else doing to get a job these days, and do the opposite. Applying online is a fucking joke. See a company, like a company, go there and don't leave till you hand your resume to a decision maker. You need to be a fucking hustler!! Once you get an interview, get a a business card printed out with your name and the company name you are interviewing for and and at the end put "future (the position you want)" on it. icon_cool.gif

    Get your hustle on kid. Don't get discouraged, finding a job is a fucking nightmare, but all nightmares end. Good luck and attack!!
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    Feb 02, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    Ive been on LinkedIn for awhile, and all i get is NOTHING! icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 02, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    Aznewbie saidDude,

    I feel for you being unemployed. The only wisdom I can share is to think outside the box.

    What is everybody else doing to get a job these days, and do the opposite. Applying online is a fucking joke. See a company, like a company, go there and don't leave till you hand your resume to a decision maker. You need to be a fucking hustler!! Once you get an interview, get a a business card printed out with your name and the company name you are interviewing for and and at the end put "future (the position you want)" on it. icon_cool.gif

    Get your hustle on kid. Don't get discouraged, finding a job is a fucking nightmare, but all nightmares end. Good luck and attack!!


    Everything except the business card thing. Thats a bit creepy brah.
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    Feb 02, 2012 4:11 AM GMT
    Check out the YouTube channel ProLangoTV



    View the other clips on this channel. This guy taught me how to not screw up the search for my current job.

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    Feb 02, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
    GigoloAssassin saidIve been on LinkedIn for awhile, and all i get is NOTHING! icon_sad.gif


    +1
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    Feb 02, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
    RobertF64 saidCheck out the YouTube channel ProLangoTV



    View the other clips on this channel. This guy taught me how to not screw up the search for my current job.



    Those seem really good. Thanks!

    I would like to say the title is a little misleading. I actually do have a job, but it's retail, minimum wage and since the holidays I've been cut to twelve hours.