Is linkedin premium worth it?

TechGromitTechGromit GSEC, GCIH, GREM, Ontario, NY Member Posts: 2,042 ■■■■■■■■□□
edited June 3 in Networking
I've read some opinions that it's worth it, but I have a tough time justifying $30 a month when I'm not actively looking for work.  Maybe if it was $30 a year, I might consider signing up, but $30 a month? That's as much as my Cell phone bill and I use that a LOT more than LinkedIn. I feel it's WAY over priced for what they are offering. Any opinions?

If i were to bite the bullet and sign up.  I only would do so if I found myself in a position I needed an employment opportunity. Assuming other avenues failed to yield favorable results. Than once I landed another job, I'd cancel the service, until the next time I needed it. Given the demand for my experience and skills, I think my resume listed on any of the job search sites, would produce so many leads, I'd need to hire a bodyguard to for protection against the horde of recruiters. 
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  • shochanshochan Member Posts: 962 ■■■■■■■□□□
    I've felt the same way...it's TOO expensive IMO.  I have tried their 30 day trial but really didn't see any additional benefits that actually helped me.
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,260 Admin
    I think the LinkedIn Premium service is most useful to people advertising/marketing on LinkedIn and not so much for ordinary job seekers--especially in the current cybersecurity job market. As you said @TechGromit, "hordes of recruiters" abound there.

  • matt333matt333 Senior Member Bay AreaMember Posts: 262 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I agree it's pretty high, I have not tried it personally but I can't think of a valid reason to upgrade. Doesnt seem like a service we need the recruiters will find us regardless of if we have Premium.
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  • trojintrojin tecnomancer IRLMember Posts: 224 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I used only when was going to move the job. Courses are nice add-on but not worth this money
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,260 Admin
    trojin said:
    Courses are nice add-on but not worth this money
    Does LinkedIn Premium also include access to LinkedIn Learning or is that always a separate subscription?

  • trojintrojin tecnomancer IRLMember Posts: 224 ■■■■□□□□□□
    JDMurray said:
    trojin said:
    Courses are nice add-on but not worth this money
    Does LinkedIn Premium also include access to LinkedIn Learning or is that always a separate subscription?

    Yes, include LinkedIn Learning 
    I'm just doing my job, nothing personal, sorry

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