Have a look at this article (german: http://www.zeit.de/digital/datenschutz/2013-11/spiegel-gchq-belgacom) The british secret service is stealing profile data from Linkedin. This website now is not trustful anymore. If you would like to save privacy try to avoid linkedin.
I found a job without a LinkedIN profile. There's a lot of hype surrounding the perceived "need" to have an LI account. Ignore it. Follow the money trail and better yet, preserve your privacy. There's issues re: LI privacy that will make the news more so in the coming months, more so than it has already. Just passing along info from someone on the inside. It's Facebook on steroids and not nearly as many HR and hiring managers use it as a tool as some would have you believe.
Social network serio utilissimo per:
* presentare il proprio curriculum vitae e le proprie esperienze
* fare carriera
* entrare in contatto diretto con aziende e con head hunters ad ogni livello professionale
* creare network di collegamenti professionali
Since joining, a number of my "associates" have recommended me for skills that I don't have, and for tasks that I would be both unable and unwilling to perform. Assuming this is the case across the board, what weight can be attached to any of the skills members of LinkedIn are credited with?
At £30+ per month, this is just a glorified Facebook.
When I joined, LinkedIn "hijacked" all my address books, and sent invitations, in my name, to all my contacts to join LinkedIn. Needless to say, I was then flooded with e-mails from elderly aunts asking what LinkedIn is.
Since that time, I average 2-3 pieces of LinkedIn related spam every day.
I feel Linkedin has the BEST social media platform for doing business.
This is a place where business decision makers are doing business with other business professionals.
If you are a solution oriented business person you need to get on Linkedin and join some groups and grow your business.
I once logged into the system to look around and have since been bombarded by junk mail from people I don't know wanting to be my friend !! It took ages to get my profile removed (customer services were quite helpful in the end so they get the star).
brilliant company with insightful and innovative ideas on how to better support our businesses, companies, connections, recruitment and manage to make money out of tackling the needs of the market and thus probably helping to bring us out a recession. Can Facebook say that? no, because most people on facebook are avoiding work...
This outfit put me in touch with a stream of people most of whom I either know already or have no wish to get to know. The bulk of the latter apparently comprises self-regarding "professionals" with hilariously grandiose - and opaque - job descriptions that I simply don't understand. Worst of all, although I've unsubscribed, LinkedIn continues to pester me with unwanted emails. I can't stop them doing this as, having unsubscribed, I can no longer contact them in order to tell them leave me alone. Don't join. It's like the Foreign Legion. They'll never let you leave!
Sometimes a very bit of unwanted information.
I have tried to delete my account but Linkedin never respond and I just keep getting their crap emails.
Go away Linkedin and do something useful.
I sue Facebook and LinkedIn since quite some time now...However, LinkedIn seems to improve their website only every few months/years. Whereas Facebook is constantly changing things. On the one hand I prefer some slower changes, but I still want to see changes to LinkedIn.
I have become more and more cynical of people who seem to think the only way to get on in life is to promote yourself through LinkedIn.
I am sure these people are on commission or something (or spend most of their professional life on LinkedIn and most of their personal time on Facebook!)
This site has brought me back in touch with so many contacts and opened up new opportunities as well as rekindling long lost friendships. As I start a new venture after 30 years in one industry, hopefully my network will expand and help make sure it all goes well.
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