Have you ever received a job offer through LinkedIn?

Updated on : December 8, 2021 by Cameron Perry



Have you ever received a job offer through LinkedIn?

Absolutely. Every job offer I have received as a software engineer has been through LinkedIn. Nine out of ten recruiters I've spoken to on my journey have been LinkedIn connections. Unfortunately, the friendliest recruiters I've come across have definitely been from LinkedIn.

When I came home from work today, I decided to go through an automatic car wash. So, really, I got home going through a car wash. I also met recruiters on LinkedIn who invited me to interviews that resulted in job offers that usually came in the form of phone calls.

Therefore, I have totally received several j

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Absolutely. Every job offer I have received as a software engineer has been through LinkedIn. Nine out of ten recruiters I've spoken to on my journey have been LinkedIn connections. Unfortunately, the friendliest recruiters I've come across have definitely been from LinkedIn.

When I came home from work today, I decided to go through an automatic car wash. So, really, I got home going through a car wash. I also met recruiters on LinkedIn who invited me to interviews that resulted in job offers that usually came in the form of phone calls.

Therefore, I have received multiple job offers through LinkedIn.

I feel like what you really want to know is "Is LinkedIn a network worth advertising to find a job on?" I think you're looking for the assurance that the time you spend on LinkedIn won't be wasted, or that people tell you stories about how heavenly LinkedIn is in finding a job.

I can't even think of a detailed way to tell you that I think LinkedIn will benefit your job search. If it weren't for LinkedIn, in the 45 days that I was seriously looking to break into the software industry I would have had no job openings and fewer interviews.

LinkedIn is packed with recruiters for all different industries. I had to crawl through miles of shit to find a bunch of recruiters who were great at what they do, had amazing personalities, and genuinely loved their jobs. (Miles of shit = Terrible recruiters or those who texted me daily looking for senior developers, even though my profile blatantly said "I'm a junior developer and unfit for their senior positions").

It's a coincidence that, on the way home from work, I was thinking about the great role LinkedIn played in my job search. Thanks for being the inquisitive mind that pops up on my Quora feed today, assuring me that destiny is real.

From my experience, I can attest that it is a great resource. But LinkedIn comes with its annoyances, sure. And yes, I have received 100% of my job offers through LinkedIn.

The most memorable message I received contained the following:

Jason, pack your bags and get your desk ready. I have a position in my company that is going to change your life ... blah ... blah ... blah. "

I remember the "pack your bags" line because it was fresh and unique. I think I replied that I was working remotely and he ignored me.

That's it, I guess. It did not work.

LinkedIn is primarily a Ponzi scheme to extract money from recruiters, salespeople, and HR departments. Serious people don't pay much attention to LinkedIn. It is mostly full of marketers. I am a recruiter and I do not use the tool because

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The most memorable message I received contained the following:

Jason, pack your bags and get your desk ready. I have a position in my company that is going to change your life ... blah ... blah ... blah. "

I remember the "pack your bags" line because it was fresh and unique. I think I replied that I was working remotely and he ignored me.

That's it, I guess. It did not work.

LinkedIn is primarily a Ponzi scheme to extract money from recruiters, salespeople, and HR departments. Serious people don't pay much attention to LinkedIn. It is mostly full of marketers. I am a recruiter and I do not use the tool because it is too expensive and expensive.

Instead, I use a tool that allows me to Xray the LinkedIn LinkedIn Xray Search Tool by @recruitmentgeek to find the profiles of the decision makers I sell to. I communicate with them through their office phone or email. I avoid the LinkedIn platform. It's wacky and cumbersome.

Most busy people don't pay attention to LinkedIn. I only earn money from busy people doing things in the world. They don't pay attention to LinkedIn.

People who are not busy and trying to find a job spend time on LinkedIn. I'll say that LinkedIn has a pretty cool AI tool that matches your job title with job postings in your area. You will receive automated emails from LinkedIn informing you that "Amazon" is looking for candidates like you. I'm sure those emails are very attractive to people.

In general, I have a love-hate relationship with LinkedIn. I don't spend a lot of time on it. Most of the articles make me throw up. I know I'm supposed to go ahead and post some good content. I just don't feel like it.

PS: An interesting anecdote. A CEO I'm working with paid hundreds of dollars on LinkedIn and recruited a man. On the other hand, I used Indeed and paid $ 1 and recruited a fellow guy …… .. LinkedIn is expensive and overrated. I find talent of similar caliber on Indeed at a fraction of the cost.

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