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website 1 year 6 months ago #1

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A site that used to get a lot of hype was "Monster" ... I know little about it as my job areas are not usually posted on the regular sites.
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Yes, I like LinkedIn as well, however, Indeed has been on the move to the top for the past few months. I see advertisements for them everywhere. I have even put up a resume on Indeed and applied for a couple of positions. No word yet but it's fairly soon.
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website 1 year 11 months ago #3

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Linkedin is great. I have had several friends find jobs on Linkedin.
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Agree with you! See the same types of things you and your husband find on the Linkedin site. Seems to me to be more of a social affair than a serious job search.
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Moneyes wrote:
I was prompted to start a LinkedIn account a few months back and I haven't had any luck with it so far. A friend told me that she was able to find a ton of jobs this way, but I don't see how that's possible.

By networking. Linkedin is an electronic version of the old word-of-mouth method of finding work. Typically, people who have a LinkedIn account only associate with people in their line of work.

Yes, the networking factor of LinkedIn is still there. I don't use it, but my husband does and it just seems that in the past year or so people have stopped posting about work so much and now they post on it like it's Facebook. Once in a while he'll see somebody talk about hiring or permit approvals, but that doesn't happen as often as it used to.
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Going directly to the company site is a great way to do it. You look proactive and diligent.
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I got my last role by looking through company sites and applying directly. Indeed.com is good, but I found LinkedIn wasn't great for jobhunting unless I already knew the people who were looking. Contacts tend to ignore friends-of-friends-of-friends.
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I was prompted to start a LinkedIn account a few months back and I haven't had any luck with it so far. A friend told me that she was able to find a ton of jobs this way, but I don't see how that's possible.

By networking. Linkedin is an electronic version of the old word-of-mouth method of finding work. Typically, people who have a LinkedIn account only associate with people in their line of work.
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Breakinger wrote:
FrugalFran wrote:
I think Indeed is where everybody goes these days. Depending on the industry you're in, you could create a LinkedIn profile and make some connections, but I personally think LinkedIn is a pain in the butt.

I agree. I was prompted to start a LinkedIn account a few months back and I haven't had any luck with it so far. A friend told me that she was able to find a ton of jobs this way, but I don't see how that's possible. I think I'll just stick to the normal job websites and the newspaper.

It may have to with your field and what you're looking for when it comes to LinkedIn. It seems to me that it has gone in the direction of social media and a newsfeed of memes rather than job postings.
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FrugalFran wrote:
I think Indeed is where everybody goes these days. Depending on the industry you're in, you could create a LinkedIn profile and make some connections, but I personally think LinkedIn is a pain in the butt.

I agree. I was prompted to start a LinkedIn account a few months back and I haven't had any luck with it so far. A friend told me that she was able to find a ton of jobs this way, but I don't see how that's possible. I think I'll just stick to the normal job websites and the newspaper.
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Glassdoor is a new website someone introduced me to. It shows comparable salaries for your given job and has job postings as well.
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Indeed.com is definitely a good site to use to look for jobs. When I retired from the military, I created an account with Indeed and set it up to email me prospective jobs daily. The site has several cool features, connects with LinkedIn and will allow you to apply to jobs directly from the site.
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I think Indeed is where everybody goes these days. Depending on the industry you're in, you could create a LinkedIn profile and make some connections, but I personally think LinkedIn is a pain in the butt.
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jordane wrote:
I swear by Indeed.com. I have found many great new opportunities on this employment website. The best thing about Indeed.com is that they email daily with any new jobs in my area. You select the criteria that you are looking for and they will email you.
I'm a huge Indeed fan too. I actually get email texts daily on any jobs I might find interesting. I do believe that you need to do your own research on each company that you are interviewing with.
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I have always went straight to the website of the company I was interested in. Whether they were hiring or not or whether I was unemployed or not, if I heard through the grapevine that they were hiring and I was interested, I applied.
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