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LinkedIn
Overall Satisfaction Rating 3.80/5
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    Rated with 4 stars
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    Original review: Aug. 13, 2020

    LinkedIn is a great website to use in your job search and much preferred over more impersonal sites such as Monster or Careerbuilder, which receive more applications - many unqualified - than they can handle. This is because your own LinkedIn account starts with people you know and who know you. They have worked with you and can back your abilities. They can even refer you to positions that may not yet be public knowledge, which is needed in these competitive times. You can also look for contacts for jobs you’re applying for that your own 1st tier contacts know and could connect you to. It’s always better to know someone at the company you’re applying to! If you’re a qualified candidate, using LinkedIn will be a much more successful way to obtain that new position you've always wanted.

    2 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: Aug. 2, 2020

    I highly recommend everyone to check out LinkedIn especially if you're searching for employment. Even people that are already employed can benefit from this website and what all it has to offer. It is very similar to a social network but one that is focused around jobs. It is very easy to connect with others individually and as a company as well. With LinkedIn you can find employment by searching the available jobs posted and applying to them. Between the specific categories and the filters available, searching for any job, anywhere is super easy and it actually has a lot of legitimate opportunities available.

    The part that really sets LinkedIn apart from the rest is that you can not only find work but work can find you as well. So even if you're employed but still needing or wanting to look for something better it's very helpful to have a LinkedIn account with a up to date profile for yourself. Just by keeping a profile you can be recruited by employers because companies can also search for people to be potential employees. There really is a lot to gain from having a LinkedIn account because it even offers learning courses. It's definitely a all around awesome website to utilize.

    2 people found this review helpful

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      Rated with 5 stars
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      Original review: July 8, 2020

      LinkedIn is more a Recruiting Site than a Job Search Site. By that I mean that it is more a place for Employers to find good prospects, rather than for a Job Seeker to find a job (although they certainly do have jobs posted on LinkedIn. LinkedIn tends to have more upper level jobs than many of the other job sites. It is a site commonly used by recruiters to find candidates to place with specific companies. It is also a fantastic place to get Career Advice. If you are in serious Job Search Mode it is worth signing up for Premium (you can always go back to the "regular, free" level after you land that Dream Job. When I retired from the OneStop, a LinkedIn Profile was rapidly replacing the Resume as the Primary Job Search Tool.

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      Rated with 5 stars
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      Original review: June 29, 2020

      For the most part LinkedIn (paid subscription) is my go to Job search app. However the 2 things I find difficult & frustrating are:

      1. ability to filter for REMOTE positions (& the variations of remote, 100% Anywhere in US, State specific, partial remote etc)

      2. ability to easily filter or see which jobs posted via a Recruiter (usually same job posted by many recruiters) vs posted by actual hiring Company. While I am open to working via a recruiting agency I've found they ONLY have my interests in mind when they happen to have a position that by chance I match up with. In no way have experienced or found a Recruiter who works with ME that matches MY skills to a job. I would pay for this service, IF I could find, which I can't if it is a real thing.

      What I like: ability to Quick Apply with maybe 2 or 3 job specific questions, which I find occasionally, More often I'm direct to a companies or recruiter site that even when using linked in connect to prefill, I still need to copy and paste or correct 85% of my info into. I love the Company or application insight information, ie # of applicants, salary ranges, etc.

      2 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 4 stars
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      Original review: June 28, 2020

      LinkedIn is a great resource for job seekers. I've found the job alert helpful but I wish there was a way to customize the area of law I'm looking to practice in. I used other filters such as for distance, level of experience etc. but did not encounter one for area of law specifically. That would narrow down the results and make them more relevant and helpful for me. Whether or not you're seeking a job though, LinkedIn is great for professional development because you are able to follow organizations and people you are interested in, thereby receiving updates from them. I've been able to connect with various people through the messaging system and the suggestions for fixing your profile are helpful as well. I haven't explored the advertisement possibilities and some of the other professional features LinkedIn offers, but I'm excited to do so.

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      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: March 20, 2021

      This website advertises posting a job if employers are hiring. I post to hire a marketer for my medical clinic. They asked me about my credit card information and address, name, and much more. After 2 hours, I found they block my account and asked me to send them my Driver's license photo. I called them more than 5 times and sent the messages and no reply for days. I sent them my Driver's license photo because they have my Credit card and they charge me $21 per day and I can't even log in to the website to stop it. After I sent my driver's license they sent me an email and asking for my passport too. This is a very fishy act. This is fraud to force people to send them their government-issued documents and doesn't let people close their account and they keep the people credit card information and charge them daily for the account that they restricted them.

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      Rated with 2 stars
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      Original review: Feb. 24, 2021

      There is no Help Desk of ANY kind. Options they say they provide Never work - Ex. I don't want to get "Ads", and even though I say I don't want them and yet I am constantly having to block the posters. I'm daily getting deluged with ads that take me 30 minutes to clean out. I get the feeling from LinkedIn that they think they are doing me a 'favor' by sending me ads by people, organizations, etc. That I don't know and don't have any interest in. There is a LOT of political posting on the site and I have begun to realize that Linkedin is run by Democrats. If you post anything or follow anything that THEY don't agree with - you are branded as a "Hater". What are political ads and posting doing on that site anyway???? If you "connect" with someone, they assume automatically that you want to follow them.

      If you check into a company, they assume you want to follow them as well. This means you are deluged daily with anything/everything your connections want to send out. If you join a group, people are free to not follow the rules and advertise whatever they want and you get stuck with it in your profile box. People try to get rated as "Influencers" on LinkedIn and that is another nightmare of ads and posts altogether. I went to a job search meeting and 1 woman was trying to get counted as an "Influencer". She had brought a phone, which she swiped through the group and rejoiced when she told us that we were now connected to HER LinkedIn account. I was supremely glad I didn't have my phone with me at the time. This was not originally supposed to be a job search site or Influencing site.

      I understood it to be a site to reach out and connect with people you knew or had worked with or people you wanted to know who had the same interests as you. I would cancel my connection if I didn't have so many people in my network who would lose my connections. I'm supposed to have a Private site - but anybody can view me and connect with me.??? When I opted for the new job search mode activation, LinkedIn COMPLETELY wiped out all my job details and awards and refuses to restore my information. This site is no longer geared for the user - it is for LI bragging rights.

      3 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: Jan. 3, 2021

      This review is about the protection of our 1st Amendment right. I thought about how to write this review over the last two weeks. If you are looking for a professional website that respects your freedom of speech, then LinkedIn is not for you. I have been a member for almost 9 years, in the beginning, LinkedIn was a professional business website that respected its customers. Over the last few years that has changed, and without warning my account was restricted. I do not know the reason why, nor do I care. I have not said or done anything that was offensive or disrespectful. This form of censorship is unacceptable and should not be allowed.

      6 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: Nov. 2, 2020

      Linkedin is directly responsible for the consistent discriminatory practices on their site by allowing recruiters to look at your picture and not respond to the experience. I have been paying attention and taking names of recruiters that only look at your picture. Linkedin is a partner in this continued effort to discriminate on race, age, weight, etc. Linkedin is only for those whose look isn't that of a minority. Shameful!

      4 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: Sept. 19, 2020

      After being involved with LinkedIn since its inception, I am banned without warning and with no reason. Horribly run. Pathetic. I have 3,000+ followers and I contributed daily to the information being dispersed, but this garbage happens.

      6 people found this review helpful
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