It’s no surprise that jobseekers flocked to LinkedIn with this past recession after realizing that most recruiters were already heavy LinkedIn users and were using the social networking platform to find new talent. So many jobseekers are utilizing LinkedIn that some are calling it less of a professional networking site and more of a jobseeker’s networking site. It is unfortunate that some professionals are turned away from LinkedIn because of this as they miss out on a lot of professional networking opportunities.
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Unfortunate that we lose these folks but perhaps this will push us into a dual focus site– one for professional collaborations and the other for job exchanges.
Having been on LinkedIn for some time, I find it to be an excellent concept, especially since it has seen growth in the last few years and become more mainsteam.
Inevitably, there are negatives to this growth but perhaps one of the more-annoying is the proliferation of SPAM — working from home, earning $1000 a week by opening emails or surveys, etc. I realise most group creators / organisers also have other things to do (like going to work) so I offer a suggestion – let the group members share the load.