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

Robin Polak robin.polak at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 10:37:37 EDT 2008

I agree.  Linkedin is a great place to keep track of your business
contacts.  And it is up to your discretion whom you allow to be
connected to you.  For instance when I receive  requests I ensure that
I know the person from some place or another in real life.  In
addition it's another good way to keep in touch with people from your

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 15:42, Brad Schonhorst <bschonhorst at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 3:14 PM, Steven Kreuzer <skreuzer at exit2shell.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> For what its worth, my current employer found me through LinkedIn.
>> Another nice
>> feature is that if you add all your former coworkers into your
>> network, you'll usually
>> have access to their most current and accurate contact information
>> which comes in
>> handy when a potential employer asks you for references.
> Agreed.  I find it much easier to manage than a stack of business
> cards.  I never could figure out the Rolodex.
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