Applying for Employment through LinkedIN Profile or Employer Websites

goldenlightgoldenlight Posts: 378Member
I fear LinkedIn because so many people can set up fake profiles. Now if the company has a link directly on there website then I might give it a go.

What are your thoughts?
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  • --chris----chris-- Posts: 1,516Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I do a lot of "direct" contact when applying for jobs. I feel that quite often companies post jobs on their websites and no where else.

    As far as linkedin, it would depend. If a hiring person was putting out there, "looking for __________" send me a cover letter and resume type of thing I would be all over it.


  • tjb122982tjb122982 Posts: 255Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    --chris-- wrote: »
    I do a lot of "direct" contact when applying for jobs. I feel that quite often companies post jobs on their websites and no where else.

    As far as linkedin, it would depend. If a hiring person was putting out there, "looking for __________" send me a cover letter and resume type of thing I would be all over it.

    A lot of the jobs that are only posted on their company websites are posted on indeed.com and simplyhired.com
  • BryzeyBryzey Posts: 260Member
    I got my current job through LinkedIn and it's the best job I've ever had.
  • BradleyHUBradleyHU Posts: 918Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    man, i've been applying through LinkedIn for years...never had a problem. Got a number of interviews from applying on there
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  • jvrlopezjvrlopez Posts: 911Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Get plenty of offers and leads from Linkedin. Most are just from my profile being out there and getting seen.
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Only just applied recently through LinkedIn, annoyingly some adverts don't let you attach a resume / cv and coverletter and all it does is sending a link to your profile ...
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  • rsuttonrsutton Posts: 1,029Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    We hired our last senior guy through linkedin and I always check linkedin profiles for potential candidates. It's a great resource for job hunting.
  • BradleyHUBradleyHU Posts: 918Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    jibbajabba wrote: »
    Only just applied recently through LinkedIn, annoyingly some adverts don't let you attach a resume / cv and coverletter and all it does is sending a link to your profile ...

    was this a posting on Linkedin, or on the company/external site?


    only thing i'm dismayed about, you can't post your cover letter separately anymore.....back in january, they took that away, now if you want to send a cover letter, it has to be in the same document as your resume, instead of the text box they had.....
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Job advert directly on linkedin by a company and because we weren't connected, the HR lady wasn't able to view the profile for some reason.
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