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NewInTownForever 20.12.2020 23:01

LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
Monthly Premium plan if you are located in Germany: 29 EUR/month

Monthly Premium plan if you are located in Switzerland: 38 CHF=35 EUR/month

It's only 6 EUR/month more, but it's very annoying that they increase the price just because of the myth that "people in Switzerland earn more" (which is not always true). And they apply a 19% VAT, which I think is wrong.
I mean it's just a website, they don't have any additional cost by serving Swiss customers.

Yet another ripoff caused by geolocation...

roegner 20.12.2020 23:06

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
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Originally Posted by NewInTownForever (Post 3253756)
Monthly Premium plan if you are located in Germany: 29 EUR/month

Monthly Premium plan if you are located in Switzerland: 38 CHF=35 EUR/month

It's only 6 EUR/month more, but it's very annoying that they increase the price just because of the myth that "people in Switzerland earn more" (which is not always true). And they apply a 19% VAT, which I think is wrong.
I mean it's just a website, they don't have any additional cost by serving Swiss customers.

Yet another ripoff caused by geolocation...

Has been going on for years, nothing new. Is that the reason they gave you or just your thoughts

blackbird 20.12.2020 23:23

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
Linkedin does not have any better job postings like jobs.ch or indeed.
Absolutley not worth the money spent, only plus is to see , who is watching you and the learning tools.
But does not solve the problem, if the economy is bad and companies can wish
whatever they want.

JackieH 20.12.2020 23:25

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
Same for all sorts of goods and services. Have a look on line for the same product from EU or Switzerland- the difference can be much bigger.

I buy from La Redoute France, for that reason, and get delivery to the French Post Office nearby.

Axa 21.12.2020 15:01

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
I payed the Swiss price of Spotify until they changed the terms. Now I pay a price according to the country of the bank that emitted the credit card. Enjoying 50+% rebate since then :D

Gravity 22.12.2020 11:13

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
I've been 3 times on the free premium trial and there's absolutely nothing worth it. Yes, I can see the "who is watching me" but honestly I don't even believe it's a true list. I'd say it's a socio-technic scam, they leverage on general people tendency of being nosey parkers "oh, well, who's viewed my profile..." :msntongue:. I'm not going to pay any premium until they give me anything useful in return for my money, like what's the salary for the advertised position :msnnerd:



Throughout all the years using LinkedIn for job search I didn't see any shortcomings of a standard account. By the way, most of the time I don't apply through 3rd parties, such as LinkedIn, but I try to reach directly. Sometimes the company doesn't have a dedicated careers page, bust most of them do. Of course, when the company is unidentifiable, I don't even apply.



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Originally Posted by blackbird (Post 3253769)
Linkedin does not have any better job postings like jobs.ch or indeed.
Absolutley not worth the money spent, only plus is to see , who is watching you and the learning tools.
But does not solve the problem, if the economy is bad and companies can wish
whatever they want.


speakeron 22.12.2020 11:45

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
Wait. People pay for LinkedIn?

MusicChick 22.12.2020 11:51

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
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Originally Posted by speakeron (Post 3254211)
Wait. People pay for LinkedIn?

Wait. There are people using LinkedIn?

roegner 22.12.2020 12:01

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
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Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3254214)
Wait. There are people using LinkedIn?


:confused:


Yes and some people get jobs through the connections there. OK tool as long as you do not pay for the extras that do not bring much.

speakeron 22.12.2020 12:12

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
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Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3254214)
Wait. There are people using LinkedIn?

It's a good point. The main reason I joined was to find an old friend from university (I found him).

I suppose it's handy to keep around (after all, I'm not paying for the storage of the endless messages from recruiters).

I did have a FANG reach out to me recently to come and interview. (Surely I'm far too old?) I politely declined. The last thing I want is to be humiliated in front of a white board by some over-achieving teenager because I can't remember whether promise problems for probabilistic Turing machines with a probability of 0.5 are in PP or P-SPACE...

MusicChick 22.12.2020 12:29

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
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Originally Posted by speakeron (Post 3254223)
It's a good point. The main reason I joined was to find an old friend from university (I found him).

I suppose it's handy to keep around (after all, I'm not paying for the storage of the endless messages from recruiters).

I did have a FANG reach out to me recently to come and interview. (Surely I'm far too old?) I politely declined. The last thing I want is to be humiliated in front of a white board by some over-achieving teenager because I can't remember whether promise problems for probabilistic Turing machines with a probability of 0.5 are in PP or P-SPACE...

Hahahaha.

Wait. You do not want to humiliated by over-achieving teenager???

It gets better. I promise. Practice, exposure..

speakeron 22.12.2020 12:35

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
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Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3254228)
Wait. You do not want to humiliated by over-achieving teenager???

Now you put it like that, as long as I've got a safe word it could be something I'd get into.

Axa 22.12.2020 13:18

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
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Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3254214)
Wait. There are people using LinkedIn?

I shared 2 open positions on private groups on Linkedin in the last few weeks :D

MusicChick 22.12.2020 13:22

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
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Originally Posted by Axa (Post 3254242)
I shared 2 open positions on private groups on Linkedin in the last few weeks :D

Dang it! Does any of them involve glitter glue, cheerleading pompons, black slopes or merangue with cream????

I'm missing out big times, thanks, guys.

Axa 22.12.2020 13:31

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
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Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3254243)
Dang it! Does any of them involve glitter glue, cheerleading pompons, black slopes or merangue with cream????

I missing out big times, thanks, guys.

Not really, jobs in geoscience are not sexy, at most copious amounts of alcohol ingestion are possible.

The point is that this info is not available even if paying for linkedin. I see linkedin as a long term project, if you use it when looking for a job.....it's too late for socializing, tip sharing or whatever.

MusicChick 22.12.2020 13:43

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
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Originally Posted by speakeron (Post 3254231)
Now you put it like that, as long as I've got a safe word it could be something I'd get into.

Yes! That's the spirit!

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2q4gz0

nickatbasel 22.12.2020 20:25

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
I like reading the overinflated job titles people give themselves.

Like “Print Media Distribution Executive“ if they once had a paper round.

Gravity 22.12.2020 23:07

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
I remember when I accepted the free premium trial, being unemployed, and checked the LinkedIn BS* "how to get most out of LinkedIn". These courses opened my eyes why LinkedIn is more like a sewage of over-pumped low quality adverts than a professional platform.


Well, I'm staying there only because of my connections from past positions. If I quit, those connections would fade away completely.

Flying Kite 27.12.2020 00:38

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
...waste of money for premium, no difference from free...still have average 15-20 serious offers per month, even if I am set as busy...

jacek 27.12.2020 03:58

Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland
 
If you have found oneself in this unfortunate situation and ever been on RAV, then LinkedIn, along XING, is recommended as one of the networking tools and job search engines. In principle, never subscribe to it. It’s my backup option only and use it analogically to Strava, as a permanent trial version for free. :D


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