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Old 24.08.2011, 18:11
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Linked-in annoyance.

Is anyone else getting fed up of Linked -in requests?

I don't remember how I got sucked into this site and I don't understand how it works i.e what use it is.

I get invites from people I hardly know and I suspect that the site has raided my laptop address book. It really is annoying.

How do you all feel about linked-in? What do you use it for? Is it something of benefit?
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Old 24.08.2011, 18:23
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Re: Linked-in annoyance.

I just ignore the requests
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Old 24.08.2011, 18:30
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Is anyone else getting fed up of Linked -in requests?

I don't remember how I got sucked into this site and I don't understand how it works i.e what use it is.

I get invites from people I hardly know and I suspect that the site has raided my laptop address book. It really is annoying.

How do you all feel about linked-in? What do you use it for? Is it something of benefit?
Linked In can be very helpful if you are looking for a job - it's become "the" go-to-site. However, you can set your privacy settings accordingly if you do not want unsolicited invites.
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Old 24.08.2011, 18:41
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Linked In can be very helpful if you are looking for a job - it's become "the" go-to-site. However, you can set your privacy settings accordingly if you do not want unsolicited invites.
I agree that it can be very useful in that respect.

I was not aware of privacy settings (similar to FB I guess), so I will take a look at that. Recently, I received a request from someone I had met a few times, which was fine, but then my husband received a request from the same person. He had only met her once, for under five minutes, in the wet fish shop
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Old 24.08.2011, 19:25
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Re: Linked-in annoyance.

I have been getting some fake Facebook requests that appear to have originated from my Linkedin profile
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Old 24.08.2011, 19:26
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Re: Linked-in annoyance.

Create a filter in your email account for linkedin invitations to bypass your inbox and go into a special folder. Then you can check your invitations at your leisure, or not at all.
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Old 24.08.2011, 19:26
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Re: Linked-in annoyance.

Perhaps I am old-fashioned. I just don't like an employment-based network that spies on my address book and those of my friends. I feel that I could easily lose friends that way. Maybe I am being too paranoid. It is like facebook constantly asking for photo profiles for members so that you can be tagged.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/st...k-privacy.html
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Old 24.08.2011, 19:34
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I have been getting some fake Facebook requests that appear to have originated from my Linkedin profile
I am getting it the other way round- I think. Or it maybe that many of the people who know me on facebook, got what appeared to be invites from me (unwittingly as being confused with 'people you might know') joined linked-in and are now repaying the supposed favour by friending me on Linked-in. This will drive me nuts, my life is full of passwords and filtering procedures.
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Old 08.09.2011, 20:51
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Re: Linked-in annoyance.

I never used it, but i have just been advised to join

In the set up, it asks for your email address and password so it can go through your contacts and scan them, its quite openly stated

I skipped it, but thats how they get your data. Annoying, but open
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Re: Linked-in annoyance.

LinkedIn is a very useful site. I am on it since 2007. I don't even remember what settings I have there but it doesn't seem as if I am getting requests from any of my contacts from any address books. The only requests are from those who want to genuinely connect. And one doesn't have to accept every request. There are many whom I ignore and I guess there have been many who ignored me.
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Old 08.09.2011, 21:52
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Re: Linked-in annoyance.

I get about a dozen requests a week, mainly headhunters and people looking to get into the Pharma industry (usually students and post docs). What does annoy me though is when people cold call me by calling through the switchboard
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Old 08.09.2011, 23:17
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I get about a dozen requests a week, mainly headhunters and people looking to get into the Pharma industry (usually students and post docs). What does annoy me though is when people cold call me by calling through the switchboard
Amen to that... especially when they don't tell you how they found you and then immediately get into a thinly disguised sales pitch for their company's products/services. "Mr xxx, would you be interested in improving cash flow for your business?" kind of intro questions. Yuck!
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Old 08.09.2011, 23:29
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I get about a dozen requests a week, mainly headhunters and people looking to get into the Pharma industry (usually students and post docs). What does annoy me though is when people cold call me by calling through the switchboard
I had to change my title from senior porn caster to reinsurance underwriter to stop all the cold (hot) calling
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Old 08.09.2011, 23:44
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Re: Linked-in annoyance.

Hey Hoppy, wanna be my chum on Linked-In?

We know each other through EF, and we've done business with the New Jersey mafia. You might also know these other hoods in my circle of criminal friends.

What's not to like...?
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Old 09.09.2011, 16:28
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I have been getting some fake Facebook requests that appear to have originated from my Linkedin profile
I reported around a dozen fake emails to Facebook over several days.

Facebook did not respond but the fake emails have stopped (for now, anyway)
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Old 09.09.2011, 16:34
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Re: Linked-in annoyance.

i sometimes use the site and find it useful for my profession (there are specific groups with news/forum feeds). also great for getting jobs/candidates.

i've had various job leads and potential candidates come (indirectly) through the website.

if you reject/report inappropriate requests, this will stop the recruiters (it's normally them) from contacting others - i think they have a 3 strike policy.
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Old 09.09.2011, 16:38
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Re: Linked-in annoyance.

I find it a useful site to keep up with former colleagues who I don't have regular contact with. I get the emails and see when they are promoted, move jobs, etc. Helps immensely with networking.

As others have recommended, you can always create email filters/rules and adjust privacy settings.

It's just a tool....up to you, really, about how to use it.
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Old 09.09.2011, 16:46
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Re: Linked-in annoyance.

I find it quite useful to be honest; got some job offers from there and revived some old relationships.
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Old 09.09.2011, 16:58
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Re: Linked-in annoyance.

I also like Linkedin. It helped me get my job in Zurich as an old friend who I had previously contacted through the site passed me the job advert The site also enabled me to research the people who would be interviewing me!
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Old 09.09.2011, 17:27
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The site also enabled me to research the people who would be interviewing me!
I always felt awkward doing that because they can see you've been stalking them.
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