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Re: LinkedIn, from abroad, into Singapore?

Postby offshoreoildude » Thu, 20 Sep 2012 8:30 am

Flashman wrote:
Flashman wrote:Good thread, but I wonder how I can do the same, from Finland, into Singapore.

Problem is that I have many co-workers and even my boss is a "friend" in LinkedIn, so I can't explicitly write it in my profile "LOOKING FOR WORK IN SINGAPORE (boss/coworkers, please disregard)" :?

So is there a discrete way of letting potential employers/recruiters in Singapore know that I'm interested to work there?

Please excuse my ignorance, but I have never used the premium or job seekers option, so does it have options for desired work locations, for example? (that your "friends" cannot see)


And there I went and already made my first mistake - there are options that let you turn "off" your profile updates from the activity feed, but (on another page!) it tells you that you cannot turn off the announcements of which groups you join. I didn't see this until after I joined certain groups... :cry:

So, stupid me just joined "Singapore Banking Professionals", "Singapore Job Listings" and "Singapore Careers" before seeing the warning elsewhere that the groups you join are visible to everybody(!) Even if you leave those groups, it still appears in your (and your friends') activity feed. If you try to "defriend" your boss discretely, LinkedIn sends a message to your friend that you have defriended them, so that's out of the question.

So, I did the best I could to make all sorts of changes (adding lots of groups, adding a bunch of new friends, making profile changes, etc.) so that these new Singapore groups that I added will be hidden in all the clutter. F***!!!
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1. You can opt to have the job seeker account status shown or not.
2. I doubt your boss is watching your feed - he should be busy with real work - incidentally I never linked to a boss or superior.

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Re: LinkedIn, from abroad, into Singapore?

Postby Flashman » Thu, 20 Sep 2012 1:42 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:
Flashman wrote:
Flashman wrote:Good thread, but I wonder how I can do the same, from Finland, into Singapore.

Problem is that I have many co-workers and even my boss is a "friend" in LinkedIn, so I can't explicitly write it in my profile "LOOKING FOR WORK IN SINGAPORE (boss/coworkers, please disregard)" :?

So is there a discrete way of letting potential employers/recruiters in Singapore know that I'm interested to work there?

Please excuse my ignorance, but I have never used the premium or job seekers option, so does it have options for desired work locations, for example? (that your "friends" cannot see)


And there I went and already made my first mistake - there are options that let you turn "off" your profile updates from the activity feed, but (on another page!) it tells you that you cannot turn off the announcements of which groups you join. I didn't see this until after I joined certain groups... :cry:

So, stupid me just joined "Singapore Banking Professionals", "Singapore Job Listings" and "Singapore Careers" before seeing the warning elsewhere that the groups you join are visible to everybody(!) Even if you leave those groups, it still appears in your (and your friends') activity feed. If you try to "defriend" your boss discretely, LinkedIn sends a message to your friend that you have defriended them, so that's out of the question.

So, I did the best I could to make all sorts of changes (adding lots of groups, adding a bunch of new friends, making profile changes, etc.) so that these new Singapore groups that I added will be hidden in all the clutter. F***!!!
:mad:

1. You can opt to have the job seeker account status shown or not.
2. I doubt your boss is watching your feed - he should be busy with real work - incidentally I never linked to a boss or superior.


Yup, both are indeed true (my job seeker status is hidden) and I'm not really panicking.
But being linked to my boss wasn't really my choice, he requested me after we had dozens of names in common and then our names appear every day on the right side of "People you may know".... so it was only a matter of time before he requested me.... :?

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 3:58 pm

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.

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

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 4:26 pm

You are correct... you just need to do a search for jobs using the country you are interested in.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 7:11 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.

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


Adjust the keywords to suit - instead of 'introverted useless manager' change to 'korea introverted useless manager'. Also - FYI - the job I was offered and eventually took could have been for anywhere in the AsiaPac area.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 8:24 am

offshoreoildude 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.

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


Adjust the keywords to suit - instead of 'introverted useless manager' change to 'korea introverted useless manager'. Also - FYI - the job I was offered and eventually took could have been for anywhere in the AsiaPac area.


OSOD, you mean in your profile or in your job search section in LinkedIn?

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 8:28 am

the lynx wrote:
offshoreoildude 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.

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


Adjust the keywords to suit - instead of 'introverted useless manager' change to 'korea introverted useless manager'. Also - FYI - the job I was offered and eventually took could have been for anywhere in the AsiaPac area.


OSOD, you mean in your profile or in your job search section in LinkedIn?


The jobs you get suggested are based on the location you specify in your profile. If you do an advanced search you can modify the region searched for that particular search.

Click Find Jobs, then:
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Then:
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Postby offshoreoildude » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 8:44 am

the lynx wrote:
offshoreoildude 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.

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


Adjust the keywords to suit - instead of 'introverted useless manager' change to 'korea introverted useless manager'. Also - FYI - the job I was offered and eventually took could have been for anywhere in the AsiaPac area.


OSOD, you mean in your profile or in your job search section in LinkedIn?


ZZM has explained the search - I altered my profile to include keywords for countries I was willing to work in. It would not be unusual for a headhunter to include the region or country for the position they are attempting to fill in their keyword search.

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Postby rapapo1 » Mon, 01 Oct 2012 8:15 pm

That is so cool you wrote about it. In my country just a year ago linkedIn was used by very few people and it made much more sense to log in into local “kind of linkedin”

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:47 pm

Thanks ZZM and OSOD, it really makes sense now!

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Postby offshoreoildude » Tue, 02 Oct 2012 10:14 am

[quote="rapapo1"]That is so cool you wrote about it. In my country just a year ago linkedIn was used by very few people and it made much more sense to log in into local “kind of linkedin”
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Linked in pluses and minuses

Postby cw1483 » Thu, 11 Oct 2012 3:00 pm

Yes, the Linkedin accounts do get you to the top of the search, but also increased the cold callers not related to recruiting. Example, a few random guy calls from training companies and try to sell some training bootcamp or certification for your field (says your resume indicates this and our course X will help you get certified for that).

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Re: Linked in pluses and minuses

Postby offshoreoildude » Thu, 11 Oct 2012 3:09 pm

cw1483 wrote:Yes, the Linkedin accounts do get you to the top of the search, but also increased the cold callers not related to recruiting. Example, a few random guy calls from training companies and try to sell some training bootcamp or certification for your field (says your resume indicates this and our course X will help you get certified for that).


It didn't happen to me. Don't list your number. That makes them use inmail which they have to pay for or have a genuine recruiters subscription to access.
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Postby cw1483 » Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:29 am

Good advice, will remove the phone number then. Thanks.

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Postby Beth McCarey » Wed, 17 Oct 2012 5:22 pm

Thanks for your recommendation - just subscribed.

Only in week 2 of job hunting but I'm finding the recruiters difficult to engage. I had been warned about the reducing number of roles open to non PR and my experience to date supports this. Has anyone got any contacts for agents who work with expats? I'm in HR.

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