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Postby PNGMK » Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:42 am

zzm9980 wrote:I've gotten a few recently, two from Singaporeans one from an Australian looking to place me in Singapore. Quite vague, but their message at least indicated they were specific to my industry.


Also watch out for fake Finance/Banking execs who then try to 419 you once connected.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 07 Aug 2014 4:03 pm

I get the odd dodgy LI connection request from time to time as well. I always report them to LinkedIn as suspicious and would suggest that anyone else receiving similar requests does the same. It was probably inevitable that this would happen, given the similar practices employed on FB, Skype, etc.
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Postby the lynx » Fri, 08 Aug 2014 8:34 am

PNGMK wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:I've gotten a few recently, two from Singaporeans one from an Australian looking to place me in Singapore. Quite vague, but their message at least indicated they were specific to my industry.


Also watch out for fake Finance/Banking execs who then try to 419 you once connected.


I seriously need to go through my connection list and clean up my connection list. Obviously I've let my guard down in LinkedIn more than in my other social networks in my paranoia of missing out potentially better employment/research opportunities.

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Re: LinkedIn - hints - it works even in Singapore

Postby Pflug » Wed, 05 Nov 2014 4:50 pm

I found this helpful also. Still job hunting but the premium service did result in incoming enquiries where as there was previously none. Beyond that, profile customization and keywords were needed to make this happen.

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Postby Brah » Thu, 13 Nov 2014 8:53 pm

Pflug wrote:I found this helpful also. Still job hunting but the premium service did result in incoming enquiries where as there was previously none. Beyond that, profile customization and keywords were needed to make this happen.

I found the service helpful but no way worth the cost.

They keep offering 2 months half-price to come back, I keep replying if they lower the monthly cost I will consider it. But they won't.

I think the best way to game the system is by making periodic (weekly) profile updates to sty on the radar.

What I am considering is The Ladders and some other sites. Question to this audience - any suggestions on job sites?
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Re: LinkedIn - hints - it works even in Singapore

Postby AastroGuru » Wed, 25 Mar 2015 2:39 pm

:???: Phew :shock:
Reading through this entire thread, gave headache, but quite a lot of good information, I might have missed out if I had just skimmed thro.

Nice post, thanks for all those who shared this info.

I have upgraded my LI account to a free Premium account! (They charged 50 INR in my credit card, with invoice of zero 0 INR, that doesn't matter unless they dont do such unauthorized debits in future, except for monthly subscriptions)

My LI account is kind of messy now, even though I have 200 connection now to start with. Need to work a lot more to make it a proper account.

1. Profile update with utmost clarity
2. Actively looking for XXX in Singapore as Status
3. Request for Endorsements
4. Request for Testimonials/Recos
5. Join Singapore groups
6. Apply for jobs through JobSearch section

A lot more to do! Thanks.

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 25 Mar 2015 2:44 pm

the lynx wrote:I just realised something. It will only work for the country in which you are working because I observed that the suggested jobs or job placements by the MNCs you're following in LinkedIn are all based in the current country posted.

So let's say you're in Singapore and you're looking at Korea, that will be hard because all the updates and job placements will be for Singapore.

Please correct me if I'm seeing it all wrong :???:

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Postby AastroGuru » Wed, 25 Mar 2015 5:42 pm

the lynx wrote:
the lynx wrote:I just realised something. It will only work for the country in which you are working because I observed that the suggested jobs or job placements by the MNCs you're following in LinkedIn are all based in the current country posted.

So let's say you're in Singapore and you're looking at Korea, that will be hard because all the updates and job placements will be for Singapore.

Please correct me if I'm seeing it all wrong :???:


Does this mean, being Indian and currently working in India, will not help to get Singapore jobs, even if I go for a LI Premium account?

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 26 Mar 2015 5:50 am

AastroGuru wrote:Does this mean, being Indian and currently working in India, will not help to get Singapore jobs, even if I go for a LI Premium account?


You could change your country in your LinkedIn profile but it won't help if the demand isn't there.

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Postby AastroGuru » Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:13 am

nakatago wrote:
AastroGuru wrote:Does this mean, being Indian and currently working in India, will not help to get Singapore jobs, even if I go for a LI Premium account?


You could change your country in your LinkedIn profile but it won't help if the demand isn't there.


I am Indian and currently work in India, So you mean I set my country as Singapore, so that recruiters would get a search hit.
Won't they get annoyed if they found that I am not really in Singapore?

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:41 am

AastroGuru wrote:
nakatago wrote:
AastroGuru wrote:Does this mean, being Indian and currently working in India, will not help to get Singapore jobs, even if I go for a LI Premium account?


You could change your country in your LinkedIn profile but it won't help if the demand isn't there.


I am Indian and currently work in India, So you mean I set my country as Singapore, so that recruiters would get a search hit.
Won't they get annoyed if they found that I am not really in Singapore?


If you change your country to Singapore, all searches would prioritize Singapore-based jobs. If recruiters search, you just may also be included in that pool.

Recruiters would most probably be annoyed but they have been annoyed by much less. They're like your racist Uncle during a family gathering--you probably don't want anything to do with him but you're forced to deal with or talk to him so you perform a balancing act of appeasing him but not having to interact with him more than is necessary and still make it look like you respect him because he's an elder relative.

Again, if there is no demand, there will be no recruiter doing any searches and thus no one to annoy in the first place.

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Postby AastroGuru » Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:09 pm

nakatago wrote:
If you change your country to Singapore, all searches would prioritize Singapore-based jobs. If recruiters search, you just may also be included in that pool.

Recruiters would most probably be annoyed but they have been annoyed by much less. They're like your racist Uncle during a family gathering--you probably don't want anything to do with him but you're forced to deal with or talk to him so you perform a balancing act of appeasing him but not having to interact with him more than is necessary and still make it look like you respect him because he's an elder relative.

Again, if there is no demand, there will be no recruiter doing any searches and thus no one to annoy in the first place.


Got your point, Just changed the location to my cousin address in Singapore.
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Re: LinkedIn - hints - it works even in Singapore

Postby joiedevivre22 » Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:11 pm

I got my first ( and current) job in SG via Linkedin too. I work with a Big4 firm. I had just graduated from a local university in a specialist management domain and was clueless how to get jobs in that area. Previously, I had some 3+ years experience with a market leading research firm in India.

I had a neat profile with lots of recos, links to research papers done, posted regularly in LI groups, shared interesting articles. Basically, spent a lot of time on it. I also privately sent messages to several recruiters apart from actively applying for roles from jobsites. Since my field of study was quite broad and I was keen on a career shift, I applied for roles even which I qualified only about 70%.

A role opened in a Big4. It was almost 90% relevant and I could easily learn the rest. So, I wrote to a LI contact at that firm. ( I had interacted with him on groups). He is based out of India. So, I just wrote asking him if he has any contact in SG and checked if he can forward my CV. Now, I get several such emails today and I rarely can help. But he wrote back saying he can check on it. 2 days later, he asked for my CV. Turns out his ex-boss has moved to SG a few months back after her marriage and was currently with the same team I am looking to apply for. I had the interview with the manager in a day, and with the AD the next day. Day 4, I had my offer and was asked to join in a week.

It helps to keep up with people, drop them notes and generally not be too pushy but active.

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Re: LinkedIn - hints - it works even in Singapore

Postby PNGMK » Tue, 31 Mar 2015 9:21 pm

joiedevivre22 wrote:I got my first ( and current) job in SG via Linkedin too. I work with a Big4 firm. I had just graduated from a local university in a specialist management domain and was clueless how to get jobs in that area. Previously, I had some 3+ years experience with a market leading research firm in India.

I had a neat profile with lots of recos, links to research papers done, posted regularly in LI groups, shared interesting articles. Basically, spent a lot of time on it. I also privately sent messages to several recruiters apart from actively applying for roles from jobsites. Since my field of study was quite broad and I was keen on a career shift, I applied for roles even which I qualified only about 70%.

A role opened in a Big4. It was almost 90% relevant and I could easily learn the rest. So, I wrote to a LI contact at that firm. ( I had interacted with him on groups). He is based out of India. So, I just wrote asking him if he has any contact in SG and checked if he can forward my CV. Now, I get several such emails today and I rarely can help. But he wrote back saying he can check on it. 2 days later, he asked for my CV. Turns out his ex-boss has moved to SG a few months back after her marriage and was currently with the same team I am looking to apply for. I had the interview with the manager in a day, and with the AD the next day. Day 4, I had my offer and was asked to join in a week.

It helps to keep up with people, drop them notes and generally not be too pushy but active.


Woot. I think we should cross post this to Reddit/Singapore
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