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Old 07-09-2013, 02:30 AM
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LinkedIn is the largest professional network site in the world, and although it is not as huge in Australia as in USA or many European countries, I would say that with your skills and experience it could be an advantage to create a profile there.

Just remember to actually put some work into it. LinkedIn can be an excellent way of showing off even more of your skills than your CV normally would - as you have the possibility to add more information about your skills, what you actually did at your previous jobs and the experience you have.

Aside from having your CV easily accessible on LinkedIn (and being able to ask for recommendations from previous colleagues/bosses etc. if they're there too) it's actually a great way of networking. I would spend some time searching for groups within your field + for Australia in general and Adelaide. Most active users of LinkedIn are very helpful and it might very well be that you can get some good pointers on how to go about finding a job in such groups - simply by presenting yourself in the group and asking for help/tips on finding a job as a new resident to Australia.

All that being said, LinkedIn is not a wondersite that's going to land you a job immediately after creating a profile, but it can sometimes give you an advantage. I've also found that building a profile there has made me more conscious of my own skills and expertise - and of networking!

Finally - you can also use it as a way of gaining an advantage when going into an interview. If the company/people that's interviewing you are on LinkedIn you could get access to a lot of useful information that could help you during the interview.

Generally, I would also say that if you see that the industry/companies you would like to work for are on there - so should you Especially if you also want to start your own business down the line.

Good luck!

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Old 08-28-2013, 10:16 AM
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post very attractive. then I'll update my linkedin profile also in English!

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Old 08-28-2013, 12:59 PM
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Thank you so much. In actual fact I haven't done it yet, have become annoyed with the invites I get, ( all from close family and friends) so I will give it a go. Still don't know what to put on there.


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Old 09-03-2013, 09:13 AM
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LinkedIn is a very good powerful tool everywhere but its also true at least in my view, that is more useful in certain areas such as sales, customer service...

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