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Old 07-02-2013, 01:57 PM
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So I am looking for a job in Adelaide and I keep reading that one should be on Linked In. Is that important? The guy at Centrelink re-wrote my resume and it's really formal and stiff sounding, (that's ok), I don't know anybody here yet and really don't have any outstanding skills or anything. I don't really want to join Linked In if it's not the huge deal that I have read about ( like hiring managers won't even look at you if your'e not on Linked In?) Thanks anybody with suggestions!!

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Old 07-03-2013, 08:46 AM
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Hi

Though I don't know a lot about importance of Linked In in Adelaide, but globally it is a buzz.

It is advisable to be on Linked In for the fact it lets your employer see the recommendation from ur colleagues & bosses or super bosses. It gives them confidence to hire u. But if u are quite confident to win the interview without Linked In advantage go for it..!!

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I was told (by someone in the US) that if you aren't on linkedin that it is seen as a 'red flag' and that you wouldn't get a chance...I don't know- is it at all important here?

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So I am looking for a job in Adelaide and I keep reading that one should be on Linked In. Is that important? The guy at Centrelink re-wrote my resume and it's really formal and stiff sounding, (that's ok), I don't know anybody here yet and really don't have any outstanding skills or anything. I don't really want to join Linked In if it's not the huge deal that I have read about ( like hiring managers won't even look at you if your'e not on Linked In?) Thanks anybody with suggestions!!
Hi Rebecca,
HR people use Linked In to check the way you present and your connections.....especially for professional work.

Remember that people do not know you at all.....you will live by the resume.

Once you have local experience and your own network established then it is not so important....

Good luck.

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LinkedIn got me the job here, helped me do my number last year and has been a massive hit. I just interviewed 3 folks and checked them all out on LinkedIn before, during and after the interviews. If you are a window cleaner, possibly not important.... but for prof jobs, I'd say its a must.

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I think if there is any way that you can positively promote yourself then you should make full use of it.

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So I am looking for a job in Adelaide and I keep reading that one should be on Linked In. Is that important? The guy at Centrelink re-wrote my resume and it's really formal and stiff sounding, (that's ok), I don't know anybody here yet and really don't have any outstanding skills or anything. I don't really want to join Linked In if it's not the huge deal that I have read about ( like hiring managers won't even look at you if your'e not on Linked In?) Thanks anybody with suggestions!!
Hi Rebecca,

Your CV should be a representation of who you are on paper - so if you're not 'stiff' it shouldn't be. You should use words in it that you would use everyday and that are appropriate to the role you have done.

LinkedIn is a funny one, I live in the UK at the moment, and over here recruiters, prospective employers and headhunters use it all the time. But having searched and applied for jobs in Adelaide myself, I am not convinced that it's important. However, I wont deny, that it is an excellent networking tool and could connect you to people in head offices in other States and to jobs that way.

Everyone has skills and achievements they can talk about, including you, you just have to get creative. I would be more than happy to help, just PM me.

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Thanks sooo much @ Missmontie, I'm still trying to decide what to do, I have done dental hygiene, dental assisting, and lots of office work and some sales. I might take a course or I would really like to open my own small business, I am trying to write a nice resume and I end up leaving it because it's just hard to think of what to say. I don't want to stay on centrelink for long so I've got to figure it out, thanks again.

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Old 07-08-2013, 01:36 PM
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Thanks for sharing this information. I have a LinkedIn account and have had several skills endorsements. Once my PMV is approved, I hope to use the services of a local job placement agency to secure an administrative/office manager position in the Sunshine Coast. Glad to know my LinkedIn account may influence a potential employer to hire me.

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Old 07-08-2013, 01:49 PM
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Hi Rebecca I landed my position in Perth from the UK last week so still preparing to move via LinkedIn it gives a good representation of you as a proffesional and gives you the ability to link to other people in the same industry as you and potential employers

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