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  • stanboardman
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    What does Linkedin do exactly? Is it like a ‘business’ facebook or is it just a trolling site for employment agencies?

    Premier Icon lunge
    Subscriber

    stanboardman, combination of the two. Not just recruiters who span either, plenty of other people on there!

    Joined it, always good to have more groups on Linked In

    Premier Icon neil853
    Subscriber

    linked in is a waste of time πŸ™„

    ti_pin_man
    Member

    I kind of use it like a Facebook for work. Some folks are colleagues but not friends as such and that’s the vague line I draw. It’s also good when you might need a new job or interested to see what’s out and about.

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
    Subscriber

    Small world chamonix66 – we actually share a contact!

    fettling
    Member

    Great idea chamonix666. Always easier doing business with someone on the same wavelength as yourself.

    i’ve popped in too.

    stanboardman
    Member

    I have a profile set up, with a few ‘connections’ but never really bothered with it too much

    _tom_
    Member

    Just joined πŸ™‚ I haven’t found Linked In very useful so far but may as well keep it going for now!

    wombat
    Member

    I’m in πŸ™‚

    Squidlord
    Member

    I am a linkedin slut. I’m in if you’ll have me!

    Premier Icon lunge
    Subscriber

    I’m in as well, now can we work out who is who?!

    chamonix666
    Member

    It’s interesting isn’t it? What definies you as a person, is it your job or your hobbies or family. I think it is all three and if you can combine some then that can never be a bad thing!

    samuri
    Member

    Chamonix666 is linked to three (unconnected) people I know and yet I’ve never met him. That’s awesome.

    chamonix666
    Member

    Linked in some facts….
    100 million users worldwide
    1 million new user per week
    5.5 million users in the UK
    Average user age 43 up from 41 last year.

    Recruiters do indeed use it, as I do but many direct employers use it too. Linked in have 3 revenue streams. In order of least revenue generated they are:

    3. Subscriptions from user upgrades
    2. Advertising
    1. Sales of recruitment tools direct to employers (not recruiters)

    Premier Icon veedubba
    Subscriber

    I’ve joined.

    I like groups. πŸ™‚

    nacho
    Member

    Nice one Chamonix666, I’ve joined. Don’t really used Linkedin much but MBIB sounds good!

    chvck
    Member

    Also joined, I don’t use it much and don’t have many contacts so nice to have my name somewhere extra!

    tonyd
    Member
    Premier Icon molgrips
    Subscriber

    So, what’s it for?

    chamonix666
    Member

    Cheers for joining guys, it should help get the group off the ground. It seems a lot of us are in business development of one sort or another so this could actually help us all!! Work life is so much about networing these days so if it is something we need to do, at least Mountain biking can be a common denominator.

    chamonix666
    Member

    Hi,

    I have just set up this group on linked in. Please join if you are interested.

    Mountain Bikers in Business

    Cheers
    Chamonix666

    don simon
    Member

    lunge – Member

    I’m in as well, now can we work out who is who?!
    And there’s a reason not to join. πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon molgrips
    Subscriber

    Hmm.. I’m not in business development…

    chamonix666
    Member

    What’s it for?

    Who knows, but personally I get on better with and enjoy being around people I have shared interest with. I am passionate about mountain biking so if I can use that passion in my career then it makes sense to me. Also, I suppose the key to networking is not think what a network can do for you, but what you can do for the network. It’s a good karma, reciprocal sort of thing.

    tonyd
    Member

    Hmm.. I’m not in business development…

    Me neither, but I might be job hunting towards the end of the summer and would prefer to work with/for someone who appreciates a life outside of work. You never know what could happen….

    tonyd
    Member

    I suppose the key to networking is not think what a network can do for you, but what you can do for the network

    Dammit, now you’ve made me feel like a ‘taker’ πŸ˜€

    Ecky-Thump
    Member

    Why not?
    No harm in it.
    I’ve joined.

    Premier Icon molgrips
    Subscriber

    Hmm.. it links my real name with STW, which could be not good from a security point of view.

    tonyd
    Member

    That’s fair enough. Do you work for MBR or are you a spy?

    Premier Icon molgrips
    Subscriber

    Hehe πŸ™‚

    Not averse to the idea but I dunno how it’ll help – I’m not ‘in business’ as such.

    Unless anyone needs a Java developer or a CTO or something πŸ™‚

    chamonix666
    Member

    “Unless anyone needs a Java developer or a CTO or something “

    There seem to be a few other IT professionals on it already, so you never know, somebody may do.

    Taff
    Member

    Just joined the group. It’s been pretty handy so far but not as useful a tool as I thought it might be

    chvck
    Member

    I’m in as well, now can we work out who is who?!

    That sounds like a fun, maybe dangerous, game!

    Premier Icon BigJohn
    Subscriber

    I also joined, but now you’re all making me feel guilty for going windsurfing yesterday evening instead of the normal Thursday night Cannock Chase ride.

    PS – Gizzajob! (which I guess is what half the people on there join for)

    Hairychested
    Member

    Joined in, you lot look like humans, disappointment there πŸ™‚

    cheers_drive
    Member

    I’ve don’t use LinkedIn much but networking in my industry is fairly important. Without much effort It has just got me a new job and I had several offers before that. It’s also useful for finding new suppliers (or more likely them finding me).

    chamonix666
    Member

    First job posted on the group and it looks an absolutely fantastic job! Not posted by me I hasten to add πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon lunge
    Subscriber

    Small world isn’t it? I’m a 2nd degree connection with 3 people so far and 1st with 1.

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