In an effort to get job leads, I re-signed up for a site called LinkedIn. I am hoping this go around is better than my previous one.
For anyone here who has used the site, did you do well there/get the results you wanted or no?
I have found that LinkedIn has been useful in keeping contact with folks I have met at various international conferences and standards meetings (particularly those from out of the country...) as well as with colleagues in past industries and companies. I use the messaging only occasionally, but still look at it a few times a week even though I am retired now. It has changed formatting a number of times over the years and it is not always intuitive on how to access some of the features after these "improvements" but I get by...
I have hundreds of Connections and have been active in several Groups -- the latter can be useful to track industry activities such and standards meetings, conventions, etc.
Similar to other social media sites it can get a bit polarized and political (but much less so than the ego-driven ones that are essentially useless due to these sorts of distractions...)
I have never used LinkedIn specifically as a means of searching for employment, but do find it a good way to get information on various companies where prior colleagues and other Connections are presently working, etc.
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