[nycbug-talk] LinkedIn: Worth it or not?

Mikel King mikel.king at olivent.com
Tue Oct 21 14:26:28 EDT 2008

On Oct 21, 2008, at 2:00 PM, Matt Juszczak wrote:

> Slightly off topic, but here goes:
> I'm on a lot of "Social Networking Sites".  I find that they are more
> hassle than they are worth.  First, I find that the only true  
> contacts you
> can really make are either people you meet in person or people that  
> refer
> you directly -- but most of these sites like "Linked In" are turning  
> into
> everyone being friends with everyone and half the people I'm friends  
> with
> are recruiters, or people I've never met before.  MOST of the  
> successful
> job leads I get are from places like this list, or people contacting  
> me
> directly on monster/dice, etc. which I only have active when I'm  
> looking.
> So what are your thoughts?  Do you find LinkedIn (and similar sites  
> like
> Pulse) to be beneficial to your tech career, or too annoying to  
> manage and
> think about?
> -Matt

I find it handy to stay connected to client contact event after the  
relocate. LI is one of the less obnoxious sites.


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