Originally posted by @divegeester
An amusing article from the Guardian on the vagaries of the employment network.
What do people think of LinkedIn? Do you use it, in what way? I find it useful for job searching and reading the odd interesting article I come across by ...[text shortened]... telling the congratulates that managing to keep a job for 12 months was an achievement for them.
When I'm hiring and come upon an interesting candidate, the first thing I do is seek out the candidate's Linkedin page. Not having a Linkedin page doesn't necessarily disqualify a candidate, but it's not considered a good sign, especially for a job that involved technology or social media activities.
The only think worse than no Linkedin page, of course, is a bad Linkedin page, which is a disqualification.
Good, bad or indifferent towards the platform, I strongly recommend that anyone seeking a lower or middle level white collar job invest some time to create and maintain a professional looking Linkedin page.