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LinkedIn vs. Xing

Hello everyone.

I have recently started searching for a job again. Of course in the US your LinkedIn profile can be very valuable in the job search, and I updated my profile. I have also heard about another professional network called Xing which seems to be popular in the German speaking part of Europe (from what I've read). I'm curious about how or if these sites are even used in Switzerland.

Have any of you had any luck finding a job with Xing or LinkedIn in Switzerland? Do Swiss professionals even use such networking sites?

I'd be happy to hear about your experiences. Thanks!
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Old 10.06.2015, 16:41
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Re: LinkedIn vs. Xing

Found my last 2 jobs through Xing. Yes, more commonly used in German speaking part of Europe, Linked-In is more english oriented, imho.
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Old 10.06.2015, 17:07
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Re: LinkedIn vs. Xing

From my experience, LinkedIn is much more widely used, at least for international and English speaking firms.

But given they are free it doesn't hurt to use both, and cross-reference your profiles on each as well for good measure.
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Re: LinkedIn vs. Xing

Xing raised prices dramatically last year for premium members:

http://www.computerworld.ch/news/kom...ler-ein-65454/

I have left Xing.
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Old 10.06.2015, 19:03
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Re: LinkedIn vs. Xing

Xing=DE
LinkedIn=EN

Simples
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Re: LinkedIn vs. Xing

I've found that the German-non German gap between Xing and Linkedin is narrowing.

From my own experience more of my Swiss and German colleagues are on Linkedin now than Xing. I ended up deleting my Xing account as I found it brought me nothing, had a horrible interface, and wasn't as engaging with articles and the like as Linkedin is.

Facebook for the office ;-)
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Re: LinkedIn vs. Xing

Thanks for the feedback everyone!


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I ended up deleting my Xing account as I found it brought me nothing, had a horrible interface, and wasn't as engaging with articles and the like as Linkedin is.
I also created a Xing a couple months ago and was put off by its interface, which is why I was asking if it is even useful. Ha ha.

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Found my last 2 jobs through Xing. Yes, more commonly used in German speaking part of Europe, Linked-In is more english oriented, imho.
Nice to hear you found jobs through Xing. Did you use the premium feature, or just as a free member? I'm not familiar enough with it to know the difference.

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But given they are free it doesn't hurt to use both, and cross-reference your profiles on each as well for good measure.
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Xing=DE
LinkedIn=EN

Simples
Thanks for the tips! I think this is exactly what I will do. LinkedIn in English, Xing in German, and then cross-reference each of my profiles.

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Xing raised prices dramatically last year for premium members
Good to know! What are the benefits of having a premium account over a free one?
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Re: LinkedIn vs. Xing

I see far more relevant jobs for me in Zurich on LinkedIN then Xing.

also most of my colleagues (also clients) Swiss and German are on LinkedIN, fewer on Xing.

If you are actively looking for work then theres no harm in using both.
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Re: LinkedIn vs. Xing

Nothing like Linkedin.
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Re: LinkedIn vs. Xing

I gave xing the ping.
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I found that xing is not my thing
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Re: LinkedIn vs. Xing

I always found my jobs over xing or linkedin. Head hunters checked them often. Lets say in marketing and sales, they know that people move every 2-3 years and get in touch with you with new job offers.
Xing helped me more as i have a german/french/international profile.
Linkedin is more for english speaking people.
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Re: LinkedIn vs. Xing

How is one supposed to pronounce Xing?

I always read it as "shing", but I suspect that might be wrong.
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