IS LINKEDIN A PLACE TO BE? WHY? SHARE YOUR TOP 3 REASONS WITH ME


111.jpg In current days we're all overwhelmed with amount of content created out there and social media being used to promote such a content.

Choosing right platform for our daily activity and trying to find out which one of them are worth our time isn't easy at all.

INTRODUCTION

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Recently I've been focusing my efforts on building strong community and followerbase on Steemit, moving almost completely away from Facebook and Twitter. I'm not very happy with amount of censorship on those platforms and for that particular reason I've been commited fully into Steemit.

LINKEDIN - place to be?

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However my own brother is encouraging me to build my presence also on Linkedin and he claims that in current days, this is place to be for everyone who dreams to be entrepreneur. And today I would like to hear your view and feedback. I'm also wondering how many Steemians do actually use this B2B platform and what's your experience so far.

My initial worry is the fact, that Linkedin seem to be fully centralized and currently more and more users seem to shift their interests towards decentralized platforms, build on blockchain. We all seem to value our privacy and at the same time (what an irony) we're seeking as much transparency as possible.

Also I'm wondering if Linkedin is selling our data to advertisers? I didn't really see any ads so far and it's becoming hard for me to understand their business model. And I like to understand things :)

SHARE YOUR OPINION AND WIN OVER 25K SP UPVOTE

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I really hope learning from your experience will help me make wise decision: should I or should I not invest my time into building account on Linkedin. Is this place worth attention or is it another "ghost town" where hardly anyone is being active?

Drop a comment below explaining your 3 biggest reasons why it's worth joining Linkedin.com

Share your feedback with me and others. I read, reply and upvote (with 25K Steem power) all valuable and interesting comments

ps. I've created my own profile and if you're on linkedin and would like to connect, then add me:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/piotr-leib/

Yours, Piotr


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The title is not a link , can you set the link in the post?

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20.08.2019 09:44
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Hi @mrme1984

I was just testing some new tool created by a friend of mine and accidently I posted something on steemit which I didn't intend to. Unfortunatelly we cannot mark posts/resteems as "removed" (so they wouldn't be displayed).

So I had to replace that empty spammy post with draft of my newest publication which I wanted to post soon. What a mess.

Cheers
Piotr

20.08.2019 10:06
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I like the new post I using LinkedIn very often and I have ~28k connections there

20.08.2019 11:33
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Hi @mrme1984

Sorry for such a late reply. Somehow I've missed your previous reply.

How long have you been on linkedin? 28k is quite an impressive number.

Cheers
Piotr

28.08.2019 17:17
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🤔🤔 I don't see anything

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20.08.2019 09:49
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Hi @leeart

I was just testing some new tool created by a friend of mine and accidently I posted something on steemit which I didn't intend to. Unfortunatelly we cannot mark posts/resteems as "removed" (so they wouldn't be displayed).

So I had to replace that empty spammy post with draft of my newest publication which I wanted to post soon. What a mess.

Cheers
Piotr

20.08.2019 10:06
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Ah, i know what you mean. I have had errors with esteem when editing that i thought were not published only to find out it was doubly posted.

20.08.2019 10:39
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So about linkedin, i only hear about it and read about it but no idea about it. 😂

20.08.2019 10:41
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I used LinkedIn for a while but I didn't see much innovation and I grew out of love for it.

Thanks for your article!

20.08.2019 09:55
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Ouups! I learned it's centralised so I never bothered to check it out. Decentralisation FTW :)

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20.08.2019 10:02
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LinkedIn is quite cool if you're a career person, helps you build your network, meet people, it's not really for entertainment that's why it's not so so popular and fun to youths...
You can develop yourself also with LinkedIn learning and all other stuff they have to offer. It's just building your career and networking...
It's boring to me though, I prefer twitter.....good day

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20.08.2019 10:03
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Dear@crypto.piotr,
Thank you for sharing funny issues.
At first linked in have been used in many countries and every kinds of companies examine candidates there.
Second you can introduce yourself freely. It is up to you.
Third you can find your friends whom you forget and they may help you to be in the right position in your new firm.
Thank you again for this valuable post.

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20.08.2019 10:12
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I appreciate your feedback @huseyinunozkan16

I was a bit confused while I've read that I'm sharing "funny issues" :)

Upvote on the way :)
Piotr

20.08.2019 10:32
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Hi Piotr,
good topic indeed.

  1. I think LinkedIn is quite different from those Facebooks and Twitters, because its a "job seeking" social network. From time to time, you search for some kind of job opportunity or you offer it to someone. And for that reason its good.
  2. Surely they are not so perfect, while trying to convince you to give them your email and password "to reach more people" from your email list. This is a sh*tty forcement I really don't like. Your password should stay at your client, thats it. It could be leaked from someone etc.
  3. For headhunters its great, because you simply focus on abilities and qualities, that people have (and fill in their profile). So if someone wants to be caught by a headhunter, one should fill the profile as much as possible.
    PS. 4. Crypto - I think even for crypto people its a good tool. People are having kind of more professional attitude in there, so you can feel "in better company" while talking with the same people. And also photos on the profiles lookes different than in fb (sometimes too much, but it comes with it).

ritxi

20.08.2019 10:17
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Late thank you for your amazing comment @ritxi

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27.08.2019 09:43
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Generally there are 2 sides to every person. The personal side where you show only to friends and family. On the other hand, you have the professional side which will be displayed at work. While Facebook targets the personal side, LinkedIn targets the professional side.

While I don't post anything on LinkedIn, I do read the feeds occasionally. Most posts are professional and business driven. There are targeted ads and I know they are mining my every click and activity data. However, I don't really mine these ads as I do find them relevant in my professional career.

The ads on LinkedIn are not as agressive as those on Facebook. This is probably because LinkedIn has a premium version which requires users to pay. Being a paid user allows you to view any profile of your choice. Usually headhunters and company HRs will subscribe to the paid version.

Overall, LinkedIn is a place where I provide information that I don't mind sharing to the public. In fact, I might even want more attention from potential hirers so that I can get a better job.

Circling back to your question on whether it's a better platform for entrepreneurs. I think that's a yes. Compared to Steem, LinkedIn is meant for business professionals. Steem on the other hand is a mix of everything. Though LinkedIn is centralized, I see no harm in sharing things that you don't mind sharing. You can't stop them from harvesting and monetizing your data, but I think the pros outweigh the cons

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20.08.2019 10:50
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Good input! I’d say that you stole my thunder, but you wrote a more brilliant note than I probably would have ;)

20.08.2019 17:59
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Thanks! :)

21.08.2019 00:25
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Amazing comment @culgin
I just re-read it and I've noticed that I never actually thanked you for it.

Cheers, Piotr

29.08.2019 06:42
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I think Linkedin is a great place for anyone who wants to build a professional profile. So, I will say you should give it a shot. Cheers!

20.08.2019 11:05
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Dear Piotr, we are already connected with Linkedin.
I think this is the right place where divide trolls from real people, in Linkedin you should be register with real name, not with nick as most of steemit trolls are there...

20.08.2019 11:49
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I just realized that I never thanked you for your feedback @intellihandling

29.08.2019 06:48
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No problem Piotr, i know you are very busy guy in your work, have good day

29.08.2019 10:05
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great article Piotr 👍🏼👏🏼
I seriously believe LinkedIn has lost its value comparing 2015-16; but i have my reasons, staying there; let me share them:

  1. linkedin is a great source for data scraping; consumer sentiments and trend observation
  2. overall I can't get enough of social media! maybe I'm obsessed with SMs but I still think we need to show presence in the major ones
  3. it's free! almost... so why not? 😉
20.08.2019 12:24
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Late thank you for your previous comment @honarparvar

29.08.2019 06:48
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you are welcome buddy

30.08.2019 00:37
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Professional community manager? Would you say that's an accurate description?

20.08.2019 12:38
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Late thank you for your previous comment @aaronhawk

"Professional community manager". Would you mind sharing with me what's wrong with that description? Does it look bad? Just wondering.

29.08.2019 06:49
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No, not looking bad. Just wondering why it's professional and what makes it so. It's not bad either.

29.08.2019 13:30
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Somehow I missed your previous comment @aaronhawk

I added "professional" simply because it sounds cool hahaha :)

23.09.2019 16:28
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  1. LinkedIn is different from other social media.
  2. It is the best platform for all professionals.
  3. Also it is very much users friendly.

Following you in LinkedIn.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/madhuri-roy-01423898/

20.08.2019 12:53
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Sorry for such a late reply. Just wanted to say that I appreciate your previous comment @chaynica2050

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20.08.2019 12:54
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I have an account on LinkedIn which I had opened some years ago. It is a job seeking website where entrepreneurs can also connect with each other and find suitable employees for their company.
I had not used it much as I am neither seeking a job, nor am I an entrepreneur. However, this website can help someone finding the suitable job or employees, resources etc.
It is a centralized website. So, it must also to be operated by someone who needs to earn money. I think they sale users data and earn from it.

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20.08.2019 13:04
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I just realized that I never thanked you for your feedback @akdx

29.08.2019 06:52
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You are such a nice person that your comment is always a compliment for me.

31.08.2019 16:41
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LinkedIn is the only centralized platform that I use. While I’d prefer to use a decentralized platform at least LinkedIn is 1) professionally focused (with generally professional behavior); 2) doesn’t appear to censor crypto and 3) is owned by a more mature company. (Microsoft) that has learned its lessons re anti-competitive behavior.

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20.08.2019 13:35
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Late thank you for your previous comment @apshamilton

29.08.2019 06:53
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  1. LinkedIn Is very Effective Marketing tool than other social media platforms.
  2. It is a social media network for professional rather than an entertaining platform.
  3. It is with powerful job tool which helps to recruit the right candidates to hire them.
20.08.2019 13:42
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Well I had been concerned about this for so long.

My first desire was to wipe out my digital footprints, so I entered this beautiful movement for virtual privacy, encryption and so on. But then I realized that, if you want to produce a change in society, if you want to give a message and gather people around ideals that could benefit us all... you cannot hide. You must be seen, you must be known.

I had to fight my desires to hide into the shadows (which is very important for me), because I understood that my calling was to bring people together on healthier bases for our social interactions.

Of course, the matter of centralized and decentralized services plays a major role in this. The corporative centralized social media is what most people know everywhere, and I am completely convinced that it will be like that forever... it's a matter of power.

When little groups compromised with freedom create cryptocurrencies, then appear corporate cryptocurrencies that inevitably dominate the whole market because they have the power to do that... they have the techs, the professional advertiser, the social engineer specialists and, most of all... they have the money.

I think the cyberpunk stories are really essays of futurist political philosophy, and they teach us clearly something: You cannot beat the monster. Perhaps, and with big efforts, you may cut one head... but there will appear many more.

However this is not an advice to remain careless on those platforms. We must protect our data as long as possible. But there is a necessary balance between delivering a message, cultivating useful relationships and, on the other hand, protecting our privacy.

When some people ask me: Why are you using facebook, twitter and the others? It is because of people there. I use those platforms for them, to connect. I couldn't do that from here, because they're not here.

I advocate for a sound minimal care, but when you realize how big is the monster you understand that the only way for absolute privacy and protection is, either the complete withdraw from society, or the change of the whole social system... None of them seems a viable option.

So, yes, use that platform, and the others. Use whatever thing will be useful. You're already under surveillance, we all are (that's what we call "modern society"). Just control your hands there, entering only the necessary things.

20.08.2019 15:46
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When some people ask me: Why are you using facebook, twitter and the others? It is because of people there. I use those platforms for them, to connect. I couldn't do that from here, because they're not here.

Essentially correct!
I agree with you.

21.08.2019 00:44
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Dear @crypto.piotr

I have been a Linkedin user for a long time and one of the main reasons is that I use this platform to promote my curriculum Vitae, since the problems began in Venezuela, it is an alternative for many Venezuelans to be able to promote for a better job search. from our country. I know cases of other friends who thanks to this platform have hired them from other countries and were able to leave.
That would be a good opportunity to get some employment outside of Venezuela. Since in my own land there are almost no companies many have closed because the government expropriated them, those companies that were expropriated only lasted while they had inventory after it was stolen by the government because they closed it. So employment opportunities in Venezuela are minimal.

And I say it again, I think they offer a good opportunitya job search.



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If you look here within steemit they also have a link for you to promote your publications within that platform and others. such as facebook

20.08.2019 15:47
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If you look here within steemit they also have a link for you to promote your publications within that platform and others. such as facebook

Gotcha!

21.08.2019 00:48
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The benefits of Linkedin are as follows. 1) Finding workers 2) Finding a job 3) Contacting the same occupational group.

20.08.2019 16:29
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It is not for me. It is more you leave your profile/business card behind if you look for a job. I never figured out how to engage to others.
It does exist since years and years so not the newest place to be.
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20.08.2019 16:36
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Right now, as you say, people are looking for more privacy. Confidence in the use of your data and this for now is handled better in the blockchain.

So there will be a time when all users will be within this growing technology.

20.08.2019 17:35
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@crypto.piotr, LinkedIn is effective space for Entrepreneurs and in my opinion your brother's advice is right and you should try it because in a way you will expand the Steem Blockchain experience and may be you can attract more people towards Steem Blockchain from there.

20.08.2019 21:50
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Unfortunately in my experience LinkedIn didn't seem to be in my field of work or area however this was a few years ago but I have been meaning to try again thanks a lot for reminding me

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20.08.2019 23:28
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Greetings appreciated @crypto.piotr

Linkedin is a network for professionals.

The main idea is to allow both companies and independent professionals to contact each other.

With the creation of your profile you can specify your professional skills and work interests, so companies can locate you.

It has similar features to facebook. With this I laugh at some artificial intelligence and above all the possibility of finding or contacting people with profiles similar to yours, as well as you can import your email contacts.

I am not sure of the functionality in terms of creating a specific group or niche with the intention of exchanging group ideas. In other words, I don't know if this allow it.

Your friend, Juan.

21.08.2019 00:38
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Le di resteem para que pueda ser leido por otros participantes @crypto.piotr

21.08.2019 00:54
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Hello my friend, nice to read a post from you again @crypto.piotr

About the topic. Linkedin is a great platform to describe our professional careers if you are looking for a new job or just to be in a radar for a company.

This is a huge globalization platform and all your information can appear in many countries.

I’m not sure if the sell your personal information because suddenly some request appears in your email box for someone else.

If you are interested in someone else or professional people on a specific area, you can find them it for sure.

You can send message.

And receive message before adding them to your list.

Is very public but 100% better than Facebook...!!

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21.08.2019 04:56
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En verdad nunca he usado linkedin. Pero gracias a esta publicación, leyendo los comentarios, me da mucha información al respecto. Como profesional, me parece interesante linkedin, para promocionar mi especialidad. Gracias @ crypto.piotr, por su publicación. Las respuestas son muy claras al respecto.

21.08.2019 07:01
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I) Linkedin is great for professional networking.
II) It doesn't bombard users with irrelevant info like humor and memes...
III) It's a great avenue to demystify decentralization and platforms like steemit to those who may not know much about it or are averse.

21.08.2019 11:41
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Hello dear @crypto.piotr, very good topic.

I honestly don't know this platform, the reason is that I've been focusing on steemit lately and although I have accounts on other blockchain-based platforms, I don't have much time left for them.

Building a community and a solid base of followers is a very difficult task, it requires time and effort, the work you are doing in steemit is very good and you are managing to consolidate a community around a project, but there are many things to do, no I am sure if starting a similar job now on another platform is convenient.

Even so, you know that you have the support of the group and mine in particular.

Blessings!
Fucho

21.08.2019 11:49
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I've been on LinkedIn for close to 15 years now. I rarely use it, but when I was in India, I used it once for recruiting purposes, and had fantastic results.

I worked as an editor at a company based in Gurgaon (aka Gurugram), India. We wanted to hire 1–2 more editors, but HR was unable to find any qualified recruits. HR handed us many resumes that they had received, but none of the applicants were experienced or qualified.

Finally, one of the editors on my team suggested that we try LinkedIn. That day, I purchased a targetted ad of sorts, and waited.

By the next day, we had received applications for a dozen or more qualified prospects ... from near and far. For the following week, we kept on receiving more and more applications, most of which were from experienced editors who were well qualified.

Within another week or so, we had filled the position with an editor from the area.

What the company's HR department had not been able to do over a month or 2, LinkedIn managed to do very quickly.

From my experience, it's NOT a "ghost town."

LinkedIn is professionally focused, so it's almost the ideal network for recruiters and headhunters. Whenever anyone tells me that they're having trouble recruiting, I simply advise them to use LinkedIn.

21.08.2019 13:34
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I've been on LinkedIn for close to 15 years now. I rarely use it, but when I was in India, I used it once for recruiting purposes, and had fantastic results.

I worked as an editor at a company based in Gurgaon (aka Gurugram), India. We wanted to hire 1–2 more editors, but HR was unable to find any qualified recruits. HR handed us many resumes that they had received, but none of the applicants were experienced or qualified.

Finally, one of the editors on my team suggested that we try LinkedIn. That day, I purchased a targetted ad of sorts, and waited.

By the next day, we had received applications for a dozen or more qualified prospects ... from near and far. For the following week, we kept on receiving more and more applications, most of which were from experienced editors who were well qualified.

Within another week or so, we had filled the position with an editor from the area.

What the company's HR department had not been able to do over a month or 2, LinkedIn managed to do very quickly.

From my experience, it's NOT a "ghost town."

LinkedIn is professionally focused, so it's almost the ideal network for recruiters and headhunters. Whenever anyone tells me that they're having trouble recruiting, I simply advise them to use LinkedIn.

21.08.2019 13:34
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I have a profile up there.

I don't use it very often, but the messages about job opportunities never cease to come in.

21.08.2019 19:46
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Hi Piotr

I find LinkedIn to be a powerful channel to market myself and my business. I have also gotten some good leads that found ME through a search on LinkedIn. I do limit the amount of personal data I put out there - no date of birth for instance :). I do have a company page but it doesn't get much attention.

As to their business model, they have things in place to get you to pay for their premium services. If you use LinkedIn to find prospects, for instance, you will find you soon exceed the free account search limits.

21.08.2019 22:01
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I think you should build your LinkedIn account and profile. If built well, you don't need to send résumés or portfolio to potential clients or employers. You can just send them there.

However, like every social media platform, your experience with it depends on your friends, followers or connections on it and your interaction. Communicate, share, comment, and learn. That's how you build.

My present boss only asked for my LinkedIn profile and checked it out.
While it is being abused or misused by some, it is a professional social networking platform. If used right with the right connections, it is highly rewarding.

Cheers.

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22.08.2019 04:21
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Now a days I feel like its a trend that most of the people wants to have account in every social media platform and LinkedIn in not the exception.

I also have account and I created a long back (exactly not remember when) and I created it because my colleagues had. I visit LinkedIn once in a month or even less. For me it's Place where I have many connections out of which some of them are my colleagues in current company or past company and many people who are connected, I don't even know them m it's just that they sent request and I accept thinking that may be in future they could be helpful. I see people getting job through LinkedIn but in my case No.

I noticed that people in LinkedIn write really nice content saying that they are ready to help people to get the job when and few of them then their response was just opposite so far me it's just social media which i visit even less than Facebook.

Why you should join-

1- Surely a nice place to connect with many like-minded people who have achieved a lot in life and possibility to connect with them and learn.
2- it's better than Facebook because in facebook we see lots of spam and meaningless posts but here this ratio is less.
3- Many big companies are here and they keep on sharing their future plans so you get opportunity to know about it.

why shouldn't join-

1- If you have limited time and can't visit quite frequently then it doesn't server the purpose.

2- don't join if not interested to add one more account of social media (i mean professional 😀) as there are many other with similar purpose.
3- I am sure you would join it to connect with communities and free version would not be much help. Pro might helpful but again it depends upon your requirement.

Thanks @crypto.piotr for nice topic. I think my response is bit long to read but I tried to make as small as possible. Have a great day buddy..

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22.08.2019 09:27
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Thanks @crypto.piotr. I have a Linked In profile, but its not updated. I cant remember the last time I went there. But its a nice place to connect to or offer Job opportunities. Apart from Job givers and seekers, I think its not entirely designed for entrepreneurs and people that run startups. If I were a job seeker, it would be a popular destination for me.

22.08.2019 09:38
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Hi, my friend! You have a brother? 👀

I've been on that platform for a long time. And I entered it to get a chance to find a job and I've never got one. I really don't understand what Linkedin is for. Many of its best features are not free. I really don't know why I have an account at Linkedin, hahaha

I always get emails that many people see my resume and I don't see any of those who have seen me. I get the impression that I don't know how it works or you have to pay to know how it works. But when a platform is entangled it means that it doesn't work for me.

Cheers

22.08.2019 09:56
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I suppose I won't qualify for your bounty because I don't have 3 good reasons to tell you to join Linkedin. I joined it about 7 years ago, but it hasn't been a factor in my life. I have a few friends on there, but only one that keep contact with any frequency. I suppose it might be useful if you were looking for a job, or looking to hire someone. As far as posting articles, I've only posted one, it was on the altcoin GIANT and it didn't get any attention. I originally joined because of LockTrip (LOC) and a promotional bounty they were running. The platform is not an important part of my blogging life at this time, but I'm retaining my membership.

22.08.2019 16:57
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Not sure about other countries but in Malaysia i use linkedin few years ago and its like a dating app i didn't get any job offers at all.

Everyone is trying to date everyone here or posting about their careers maybe i didn't use long enough but i don't see the benefit.

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22.08.2019 17:34
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I believe it is amazing platform to seek job but is weirdly organised.

22.08.2019 19:56
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I use linkedin over a year, I think it has a complicated user interface..

22.08.2019 23:48
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Hi @crypto.piotr,

Like you, I am also networking on #steem and I am working at building Steem-based groups here in the Philippines, particularly Steem.ph and Humanist.xyz.

The Steem Philippines group is currently on Facebook but the plan is to eventually make it 100% Steem-based, but we are marketing on FB first.

The reason why I am messaging you is that I had a conversation with @guruvaj who said that you have become an online friend of his. I personally didn't know if you were sincere in a message I received from you since I get inundated with bots all the time.

After knowing that, and after our previous interactions in the comment sections of other people's posts.. I see you as someone I would very much like to get to know :)


In regards to LinkedIn.. I kind of use it but all of it for me is posts about success stories, business, tech and things like that. It's okay for some people but I like broader perspectives, or perspectives related particularly towards Steem, philosophy or one where I can have 1-on-1 discussions with people.


One thing that I like about @steemit's transparent policy, is that if I am going to be brainwashed or influenced by someone(s), I would rather it be the whole world with people competing for my attention as opposed to a single sinister group or company like Facebook, the U.S. Government, etc.

Steemit does that for me and I think letting the entire world try to brainwash me will keep me safer than having all of my data kept from everyone except one tiny, narrow entity like Facebook, the U.S. Government, or Google.

It would basically be based on free-market principles than instead of tyranny.

~ @chrisrice

23.08.2019 05:49
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Yes, @crypto.piotr
@chrisrice and me are collaborating on building community here in the Philippines and I have mention you.

Best regards, HF21 cheers!

23.08.2019 06:12
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@crypto.piotr
I do have a Linkedin account Rodel Catajay LPT

Like any other social media platform, if you wanted to promote a business or a project, it would be better to post it on LinkedIN, and since it is more a professional-skill base platform, it will broaden your audience and reach.

I too forward to my LinkedIN account some steem post.

And been trying to contact people within my network to have a look on steem.

23.08.2019 08:40
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focusing my efforts on building strong community and followerbase on Steemit, moving almost completely away from Facebook and Twitter. I'm not very happy with amount of censorship on those platforms

That said, let me start with Linkedin: great idea, but pre-crypto. Linkedin had the mindset of early crypto developers.

Now for conventional SM. I always felt this way. From my experience, social manipulation is one of the least talked about prevalent ills of humanity. Initial hats off to Zuckerberg, Jobs, Gates and the others techies for dreaming but all, except maybe Jobs gave in.

Today we have crypto and it is what brought me back to social media. It actually increase my use of FB and twitter useage to keep a gateway open for regular folk to know what we are all about.

23.08.2019 10:55
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I'm also quite new to the LinkedIn community, started my account when I needed to do my internships I've seen alot of posts from companies wanting interns and recruiting through linkedin that is a bonus instead of job searching wasting alot of time yoy could just land a job while browsing through your feed.

Another great thing is if your profile pops up infront of people and your description creates some curiosity in their mind, then they will certainly look into your profile and maybe even follow you. This builds up relations within a certain industrial community contacts are always important in every business.

Lastly there are some great entrepreneurs out there giving advice to the new generation and you'll learn alot from them. I've had a pretty good experience using LinkedIn and I do recommend it to you.

23.08.2019 12:45
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Well, just my few cents :)

  • job search
  • archiving references
  • communication in a business environment
23.08.2019 20:20
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I am coming from your memo, I will be sure to check out that post , as for your question, Linkin is an amazing platform

1) I really enjoy lynda for learning new things (part of their eco system )
2) I love the idea of a social media for professionals with people sharing useful information and one does not need to filter as much as other social medias to get quality content
3) I meet a lot of great people and have been slowly growing my network

Going to add you shortly on LinkedIn will also be following you here on steemit

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24.08.2019 19:17
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Hi @crypto.piotr

I have an older account at LINKEDIN
But is not active there.
Feels like I don't have that need

25.08.2019 00:19
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My experience with LinkedIn @crypto.piotr is years old. Long before the Steem blockchain was conceived. My wife is on Facebook. I am not, nor will I likely ever be. From what she shares with me from Facebook, I view LinkedIn as Facebook for professionals. It connects business associates from all over the world.

Once connected, you can then share professional content that you deem may be of interest to your peers. It also allows you to maintain personal contact, if desired, with those whom you may have worked with many years ago (as in my case) and it is nice to see how they are doing.

As far as any downside, I was not too happy when it was sold to Microsoft. As you may know, Microsoft has historically bought up many, many firms to establish itself in new market areas, rather than build their own presence from scratch. At the time of their purchase of LinkedIn, it was the single largest purchase they had ever made - $26.2 billion USD ...

25.08.2019 04:52
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I have a linkedin account from many years ago. But i never really use it. 😰

25.08.2019 21:24
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Hello Pior I hope you are well, I read your article carefully, I was a little far from your publications, but here I am, I remember that I opened my likedin account in the university because according to some professors and university colleagues it was a social network for the job search , which I did not find, even if I updated my profile. But it is your decision if you want to have that account.
Regards @pauli0606

25.08.2019 22:14
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I currently use LinkedIn for sure. In the past I have used it for job searching, I found the positions available more appealing and directly what I was looking for as opposed to other sites like "Indeed". Also I find it to be another place for me to share my content. I am always in favor of building up a network of people who live near me, that could potentially help me in the future. I connected with someone who builds awesome custom homes, in the future, if I need a custom home built, I will probably go with him. In my view it is still a great place to be. I will connect with you for sure!

26.08.2019 00:18
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I don't think LinkedIn is that bad. I've not really heard any negative news about them before so I think you should build a presence there. The adoption of blockchain is still quiet low and until a bigger percentage moves there, I think you shouldn't give up on centralised systems completely

26.08.2019 21:03
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LinkedIn is a social network designed for job seekers and employers. I have used it to promote my consulting business and got one contract and a valuable recommendation. Even you are happy with your job, you should always have a passive job search. You could lose your job or it can turn bad. Then, a LinkedIn profile along with resumes posted to job boards make it easier to start an active job search. The only exception is people who are lucky enough to have reputations that lead to job offers.

If you start a business, you have a free publicity platform.

An earlier version made it easy to get related information, but, unfortunately, that was discontinued.

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27.08.2019 00:16
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LinkedIn well is the FB for more business. It is useful for networking as well. yes it is centralized but like anything you put out in public. just be mindful

29.08.2019 16:14
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Late thank you for your reply @chekohler

ps.
Would you mind sharing with me what's your impression so far after latest forks? One week after hf21 and hf21 has been introduced?

ps.
Check out my latest publication..
It brought some real emotions. I've been downvoted by over half million SP (attack of few accounts), however I also received solid support and few strong upvotes and now I will be enjoying the biggest genuine payout in my lifetime ;)

Yours, Piotr

09.09.2019 09:13
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so far i have mixed thoughts on the whole things. still a mystery to me

09.09.2019 09:58
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