Has anyone found a job through Quora?

Updated on : December 4, 2021 by Johann Meyer



Has anyone found a job through Quora?

I've had a couple approaches, but they felt like scammers, or 'I'll be the entrepreneur and take all the money while you're the code monkey on deferred token payment'

If you didn't hear from me, now you know why.

I highly doubt that Quora is a good platform to search for work, but it is a great platform to become more visible and be portrayed as a thought leader.

If you already have a good profile or interest in a specific domain, then answering questions that a potential HR and / or startup founder might be reading on Quora is perhaps the best way to get noticed.

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Hello there,

Thanks for the A2A Dušan Kondić

It's hard for me to say no. of people who got jobs through Quora. You have to read the responses where people have mentioned about their writing experiences on Quora and the comments they get from their coworkers or their bosses or got a job through Quora.

I hope you find my answer useful.

Health :)

Darshil :)

Yes, I have created several Quora consulting jobs. The scenarios were all the same: the person was looking for information about the hotel industry, they Googled the question, and the result pointed to a Quora question that I had posted an answer to. For whatever reason, everyone liked my question enough to message me and ask for more advice that I freely gave them for a while, before offering to move things to a more formal relationship, which they accepted.

I have never received a job offer through any social work site. Also, I don't think I've ever received an interview through Indeed, Dice, Monster, Careerbuilder, etc. I have reached out via LinkedIn and at least referred a friend to an opportunity that was posted and fortunately was able to land. But in my experience, which has been close to 20 years, social work sites (Cybersecurity, IS / IT) are dead-end resume gatherers.

Talent Acquisition Managers and Internal Recruiters generally use these job search engines as a way to test the local market and get an idea of ​​how

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I have never received a job offer through any social work site. Also, I don't think I've ever received an interview through Indeed, Dice, Monster, Careerbuilder, etc. I have reached out via LinkedIn and at least referred a friend to an opportunity that was posted and fortunately was able to land. But in my experience, which has been close to 20 years, social work sites (Cybersecurity, IS / IT) are dead-end resume gatherers.

Talent acquisition managers and internal recruiters generally use these job search engines as a way to test the local market and get a feel for candidates. As someone mentioned, there are no filters or restrictions for submitting a resume to a job posting on a job site. In fact, LinkedIn does not select a candidate, although now they have started adding criteria questions that help eliminate a good part of the demographic. But for most, it is a generic entry for submitting a resume. And anyone can do it. Indeed and LinkedIn also have an "easy app", which functionally simplifies candidate presentation. Basically, you pre-upload your resume and submit it with a click of the button. But on the other hand, he's shooting darts in the dark. A candidate can submit endless resumes for a position, hoping to find one that sticks but usually doesn't.

In my opinion, the best approach to finding a new role that has consistently worked for me is three-fold:

  1. Outside Recruiters - No matter how much you think a broker representing you doesn't quite reflect your work experience, they are your ticket to a potential opportunity. Many medium and large companies have expenses allocated to outsourcing (third party) fees. They realize that much of the work needs to be done regarding the screening of new and potential candidates on the front-end and can provide recruiters with a list of prerequisites, requirements, and preferences. That saves them a lot of time, hassle and work as they can now deal with candidates who will likely be qualified. Depending on your industry, look for a handful of recruitment agencies / staffing and network consulting services. Let them know that you are looking for new roles. Even if it is entry level, A recruiter is going to know the roles in a company before they hit the job sites. They tend to have relationships with them that give them an advantage. The best thing is that if you build a connection with them, they will constantly be looking for new roles for you even if you are not looking, which ironically seems to be the best time to land a new role.
  2. Apply directly on the company's website; If you find a job opening that matches your interests and qualifications on any of the employment social sites, go directly to the company's website and apply. This bypasses many of the hurdles that you would get from a site like Monster and posts your resume with the appropriate staff or internal recruiters. It is much more direct and effective.
  3. Email internal recruiters directly; this is a bit more difficult, but it has become much more prevalent. If you will notice on LinkedIn, there are many jobs that are posted, but some are posted by internal recruiters, such as HR. Your name, email address, and sometimes phone numbers are provided to you. That is your best chance, as you can be sure that your resume will go directly to the person you are working for a position. Provide a cover letter, be personal by addressing them by name, and send it out. 9 times out of 10, the HR recruiter will thank you for the submission, which helps significantly.

I knew I wanted to be a product manager, but every job description I read required "5-7 years of experience." I dedicated myself to product management while in college and graduate school, but I never stopped being a student. LinkedIn was a good resource, but the pool of potential connections there was too great to be effective. And then I realized that I could use Quora to get a job. This is what I did:

What I needed to know: Who to contact to understand what it was like to be a product manager (especially how they got there).
What I could have done: I searched for 'product manager' on LinkedIn

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I knew I wanted to be a product manager, but every job description I read required "5-7 years of experience." I dedicated myself to product management while in college and graduate school, but I never stopped being a student. LinkedIn was a good resource, but the pool of potential connections there was too great to be effective. And then I realized that I could use Quora to get a job. This is what I did:

What I needed to know: Who to contact to understand what it was like to be a product manager (especially how they got there).
What I could have done: I searched for 'product manager' on LinkedIn, found a list of experts, and spammed their inboxes.
What I did instead:

  • I followed the 'Product Management' topic on Quora
  • Read all the relevant answers and took note of the most active PM (who seemed approachable enough AND worked on StumbleUpon - jackpot!)
  • Followed him (and luckily, he followed me back)
  • She texted him asking for a few minutes for tips on getting started as a PM right out of school.
  • (I made sure to include a link to my about.me profile in my Quora message signature, subtly setting the context about my experience)
  • Took the conversation offline
  • (Insert a series of lucky events: interviews, more interviews, then some more)
  • I landed my dream job working as an Associate Product Manager at StumbleUpon Channels.

How Quora helped:

  • Quora added more context to a person, topic, and future conversation.
  • The messages on Quora were much more effective than on other platforms (Twitter, perhaps, is just as useful, but more restrictive since it requires mutual follow-up).
  • Quora limits the number of messages that a user can send in a day to those who do not follow them. Therefore, spam is not much (or not at all) on Quora and the chances of getting a response are higher.
  • My responses and activities on Quora added to my brand and told my story better than any cover letter.


For a first-time job seeker, Quora may be the best resource out there for telling a story and meeting the right people. Fortunately, my now boss, then Quora connection, Jeff Eddings, turned out to be very approachable and willing to answer a million questions from an eager aspiring product manager.

Alright, you've featured on every web job board and every job on Monster, CareerBuilder, and HotJobs. He returned to the calls and organized himself for what might seem like an eternity. Every Sunday you take the paper and chase every position in your field with practically zero results. Let's try some unique approaches to get a new line of work.

Submit half of your resume

Discover an organization you need to work for. Write an extraordinary cover letter about why you are a solid match, highlighting the attached resume. Try not to seal the envelope and do not enclose a resume. They will think

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Alright, you've featured on every web job board and every job on Monster, CareerBuilder, and HotJobs. He returned to the calls and organized himself for what might seem like an eternity. Every Sunday you take the paper and chase every position in your field with practically zero results. Let's try some unique approaches to get a new line of work.

Submit half of your resume

Discover an organization you need to work for. Write an extraordinary cover letter about why you are a solid match, highlighting the attached resume. Try not to seal the envelope and do not enclose a resume. They will think the resume was removed through the post office. They will call and participate in a discussion. Sell ​​yourself bravely.

Write a prospecting letter

Use the force of standard mail. Look for 2 or 3 companies. Review a letter to your contact organization and ask if they know of anyone who works for any of the organizations on your list. The moment a contact says they know someone in their resume, send them their resume and request that they forward it to their contact or ask for their consent to submit it yourself.

Email chain letter

Make a summary of the 20 organizations you need to work for and email everyone you know to check if they know of anyone who works in these organizations. Ask if they do, so you can request a referral. Lastly, ask them to forward your email to 10 more people. Anyway, don't do this in case they use you right now!

Scatter a brochure

Write a brochure with facts relevant to your industry and walk away from it. Everyone appreciates free data and this shows your skill. Separate the brochure electronically and post it in newsgroups where it will be seen by bosses who use it.

Call Human Resources

Sounds crazy, doesn't it? Call the human resources division. Ask them which external organization or external recruiting company they use. They will ask you what is the valid reason you would like to know. Explain that your organization is not looking for someone with their range of skills. At this time, the office could be managing different firms, so you are looking for a proposal. They may just ask you for a meeting. If not, you get a hint. They couldn't imagine anything better than saving office expenses. Plus, being suggested gives you a unique consideration. Send them a thank you card

When I started in the job market after graduate school, I was under the impression that the resume is the most critical aspect of the job search. So I spent a lot of time looking for the best templates, formats, structures, etc. during that job search.

While the resume is important, what I realized over time is that "your network" plays a bigger role - it plays a crucial role in this job search, the next job search, and so on. LinkedIn is the platform to build your "professional network" on an ongoing basis. Every time you look for a job, you access your LinkedIn and exercise and

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When I started in the job market after graduate school, I was under the impression that the resume is the most critical aspect of the job search. So I spent a lot of time looking for the best templates, formats, structures, etc. during that job search.

While the resume is important, what I realized over time is that "your network" plays a bigger role - it plays a crucial role in this job search, the next job search, and so on. LinkedIn is the platform to build your "professional network" on an ongoing basis. Every time you look for work, you access your LinkedIn and exercise your network to explore opportunities.

Do you need LinkedIn to get a job?

If you are looking for a one word answer, it is NO. Of course, one can, in theory, get a job outside of the LinkedIn platform. But I think you would be at a great disadvantage if you don't use it for your job search.

For example, if you keep your profile reasonably up to date, you will find that recruiters contact you from time to time. Hiring managers from different companies may also approach you directly. The jobs essentially come to you. Similarly, when you search for jobs on LinkedIn, it suggests who can possibly forward your resume for that position, and so on. You can also research the trend of jobs in your target area of ​​expertise. I think you can also set job alerts etc. It has so many cool features.

Overall, LinkedIn is a great platform to be on for both professional networking and job hunting. All of my job changes in my career happened through LinkedIn and I love it.

So go ahead, take advantage of LinkedIn. Good luck with your job search.

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Quora has appointed Gautam Shewakramani as its country manager for India, which the US-based question and answer site sees as an increasingly important market.

The company wants to focus on making the platform more accessible to Indians and explore the potential to introduce content in regional languages, Shewakramani said.

"It is important for us to continue to expand to more languages ​​around the world ... At this time we have not made any decisions on expanding to the regional languages ​​of India, but it is something that we are exploring and will consider," he said.

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No ! Not yet

read the article below

Quora has appointed Gautam Shewakramani as its country manager for India, which the US-based question and answer site sees as an increasingly important market.

The company wants to focus on making the platform more accessible to Indians and explore the potential to introduce content in regional languages, Shewakramani said.

"It is important for us to continue to expand to more languages ​​around the world ... At this time we have not made any decisions about expanding to the regional languages ​​of India, but it is something that we are exploring and will consider," he told ET. .

Shewakramani joined Quora from AudioCompass, an audio guide app for travelers that he founded himself. According to Quora, it has more than 200 million unique monthly visitors worldwide, including many from India. However, the company declined to share country-specific numbers. Plan to host meetings for users around the world. In India, he has had more than 30 user-led meetings in various cities, including Bhopal, Ranchi, and Bhubaneswar.

"We are very conscious of making sure that (the platform) is a place for knowledge on a wide variety of topics, and our traffic from India reflects that diversity. Popular subject areas in India include career counseling, exam counseling or testing, and technology, "Shewakramani said.

The company recently released a beta version of video, where users can answer questions by recording answers on video through iOS and Android apps. Depending on the question, the answers can be a single video, multiple videos, or a combination of videos and text.

It is also introducing a video stream, a new tab for discovering and recording videos.

Quora's primary monetization focus is advertising. The company launched an ad platform in mid-May 2017 and has Indian advertisers running ads on it.

However, Quora will not open any offices in India for now. Currently, it is also not looking to hire or sell ad space and participate in user operations, although these are options it could consider in the future, Shewakramani said.

Thank you for reading.

With a new country manager, Quora has big plans for India: ET BrandEquity

Shine per se does not offer any jobs, it is a platform for job seekers and employers to connect. They are not an employer, but a service for both job seekers and employers. These are job portals like naukri, timesjob, etc.

They generally offer two services to employers, both of which are paid services.

Post a job - The employer can post your vacancy and the job seeker applies. Please note this is to cater for job seekers online traffic on a daily basis, so if you need the right job, you should keep visiting it every day and apply for as many as possible, but only the right ones.

Resume access: here employers can have access

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Shine per se does not offer any jobs, it is a platform for job seekers and employers to connect. They are not an employer, but a service for both job seekers and employers. These are job portals like naukri, timesjob, etc.

They generally offer two services to employers, both of which are paid services.

Post a job - The employer can post your vacancy and the job seeker applies. Please note this is to cater for job seekers online traffic on a daily basis, so if you need the right job, you should keep visiting it every day and apply for as many as possible, but only the right ones.

Resume Access - Here employers can access and download your resume and others, which is tailored to their needs and use it to call you directly for an interview. Employers can also email prospective candidates.

What to do in any workplace

1. Your Resume - It should have all possible keywords related to that particular job or skills. Their search engine will generally give preference to those on whose resume the keywords used by employers are repeated the most.

2. You must fill in all required information correctly and choose skill, industry, or department carefully.

3. Make sure you visit the site regularly and browse professionally and invest your time rather than just browsing. Without suffering, there is no gain.

4. Keep checking your email regularly and junk / spam folders as well, as many times email from employers can go into these folders.

5. Even if the job offered by an employer is not suitable, be careful to answer. At least reply with a thank you note and report what you are looking for and attach your latest resume. Any employer / consultant would appreciate it and are more likely to stay in contact with you.

So get it right and keep looking for the right ones !!

Technically, yes.

There was this girl. I met her at a school event, and being the talkative person that I am, I told her that I wrote on a website that I had definitely never heard of, called Quora.

I chatted with her for a while, finally convinced her to create a Quora account herself.

She followed me, looked at Quora for a few minutes, said "Great" and we kept talking. He hoped he would never use Quora again.

To my surprise, she used Quora periodically and voted for some of my answers. A sexy girl upvoting my answers. Cold beans


Fast forward a month, and I had asked her out twice, wow

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Technically, yes.

There was this girl. I met her at a school event, and being the talkative person that I am, I told her that I wrote on a website that I had definitely never heard of, called Quora.

I chatted with her for a while, finally convinced her to create a Quora account herself.

She followed me, looked at Quora for a few minutes, said "Great" and we kept talking. He hoped he would never use Quora again.

To my surprise, she used Quora periodically and voted for some of my answers. A sexy girl upvoting my answers. Cold beans


Fast forward a month, and I had asked her out twice, I was turned down twice, and I also briefly dated her best friend, which ended in a pretty spectacular and terrible way. Quite a busy month.

After all that business, he was a little bit, extremely emotionally distressed.

So I wrote this rather emotional answer on dating advice. He was basically saying that you should say "fuck it" and try to date who you can. Pretty bad advice in hindsight, but I wrote it down.

So the girl actually reads this shit and votes it up. Wut. This was not part of the deal. You are not supposed to see these things.

She texts me, says my answer spoke to her and confesses her feelings and emotions and all that lovely shit. Hurrah! Happy Dylan !!!

We started planning the relationship. Again, super happy Dylan!

We plan to go to the movies on the weekend. Dylan super fucking happy!


Then the whole house of cards collapses. She says she can't date me, for whatever reason. It's not you, it's my mother! It is too strict! I really want to do it, but I can't! Oh! The drama!!!

I said some pretty creepy shit, said some creepier shit, and even wrote a damn Quora answer about it.

So yes. That shit collapsed like the twin towers.

No date, no relationship, no more happy Dylan. Sad Dylan. Dylan very sad. Boo hoo :(

And about a week later, the girl said, she was seen playing tonsil hockey with a senior. So ... the excuses sucked, and I was played like the most desperate fiddle in the world.


And I was just depressed like ... 2 months later. Super fun shit. Fun cubes.

Every now and then I still see the girl in the hallways. I don't think I have made eye contact with her for at least 3 months. It's pretty awkward even if we're within 50 feet of each other.


That's my experience of getting a quote through Quora. It resulted in a couple of months of depression, a wariness that still exists today, and extremely uncomfortable situations almost on a daily basis.

Fun things.

Yes, the papers are available on quora. Here it is:

Go to settings and then click "about". You will see:

Click on Career:

Below is a list of available jobs. All you need are the eligibility criteria to get there.

If eligible, all the best!

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