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    LinkedIn

    As I post this I'm aware a few others have posted about it before, but all the previous threads seemed to have gone off on a tangent.

    http://uk.linkedin.com/

    I've recently been suggested the site, but am struggling to find groups worth adding, or anyone worth adding as a network (I generally don't add people from work, or from the internet as email contacts as I keep my work, friends and internet life seperate.)

    Anyone recommend some groups? There are too many in IT/education/recruitment to search it effectively without taking out a couple of days to do it.

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    The EduGeek group for starters?

    LinkedIn for me is a professional network (errr, like everyone else I hear you say!), so contacts that I 'meet' either in person or via online communication I like to add where possible.

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    I created a LinkedIn profile as I was told it was worthwhile while job hunting..

    Perhaps I didn't use it right - I didn't see any benefit..

    I deleted my profile when one of the SMT here asked to be a contact..

    ..sorry but I just don't see the point of LinkedIn..

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    I use it for more professional social networking rather than Facebook which is more keeping in touch with some suppliers and friends I've made here etc but I must admit I only go onto it about once or twice a month.

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    I've got an account and have linked up with several members here and those who I have dealt with professionally in the past, but find little benefit of having an account.

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    Im not really sure how this works. They picked up some of my details and allot of them where totally wrong. But some correct.

    I have no idea how they got this information.

    I e-mailed them and they removed all my details from the site.

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    It's been good for me, potential employers have seen my profile and... I think this has been positive for me.

    I don't network, I use it to safeguard my name online - just in case anyone has a vendetta against me!

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    Arrrr - thanks for reminding me of that. I was told by a recruitment firm to use this and as I am desperately trying to get out of my current position I must finish off sorting out my profile on it.

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    My soon to be ex employer is recruiting an IT tech and I think still a NM (not 100% sure on the NM one or its current state in employment).

    PS. Is it really slow to load or just me & bethere?



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