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Postby Sergei82 » Tue, 12 Feb 2013 6:20 pm

Wd40 wrote:blah...

You can, and you do it in summary section.
Monsters are spammers, I have bad experience with them. A lot of garbage is there, on Monster.
On LinkedIn you can contact internal recruiters yourself if you're good at chatting them up. Actually, works much better than sending CVs to companies - those are live people who can at least hint on some solution if you're not too pushy.

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 12 Feb 2013 6:24 pm

Sergei82 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:blah...

You can, and you do it in summary section.
Monsters are spammers, I have bad experience with them. A lot of garbage is there, on Monster.
On LinkedIn you can contact internal recruiters yourself if you're good at chatting them up. Actually, works much better than sending CVs to companies - those are live people who can at least hint on some solution if you're not too pushy.


Yeah Right! So all your friends, colleagues and may be even your manager now knows how desperately you are looking for a job and what your salary is!

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Postby Sergei82 » Tue, 12 Feb 2013 6:29 pm

Hah! I'm fine with that as long as my manager is doing absolutely the same thing at the moment. Also nice to exchange some recommendations and endorse each other! And I think, I'll engage my VP and director in the same process, I have normal relationships with them. And I'm not getting fired as well. :D

And who forced you to put your salary in your profile, huh?

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:37 pm

1. Sergei, I think the location part have been discussed already. Another way to do that is to tweak it in your job search section in LinkedIn. I've seen some people going through the lengths of replacing the location entirely with title "Looking for opportunity in ABC field, USA" instead of current "Business development executive, Singapore."

2. Wd40, you can customise your profile under "Advice for contacting Wd40" section at the bottom to specify what you're looking for.

3. I have not tried Monster before, at least not yet, so I have no comment yet. But I can assure you that JobsDB etc are spammers from my experience! And LinkedIn is so far so good, but that's because I'm not searching at the moment.

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Postby Wd40 » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:12 pm

1 of the many things that I dont like about linked In is, when big companies advertise job openings there, you cannot just apply from the linked In site, instead you will be redirected to their internal jobs portal, which is invariably Taleo based.

For every single company you need to create a login and password and then enter the same details over right from your education, your experience etc.
Its crazy! Considering that all companies are using Taleo, there must be a way to save all this in one place and then we just give access to the company we desire.

I seriously like the old way Monster works. But I guess, the future direction is Linked In. No choice but have to go through this hell, until I find a job.

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Postby Sergei82 » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:31 pm

Big companies always use Taleo. LinkedIn has absolutely nothing to do with it. Even though there are runors that Taleo will be parsing LinkedIn profile directly, still it is not happening for a long time. Taleo indeed is a huge insult to the whole human kind in general!

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Postby Wd40 » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 9:46 am

I played around with my linked in account settings today. Until now I didnt even know it existed.

I would encourage everyone to edit the default settings. For example, when you make some small changes to your profile all your contacts get notified. You can disable these notifications.

Also if you are part of groups you get daily emails from them, which may not be relevant as most of them as US based jobs. You can again disable these emails.

Most important is in the settings it allows you to mention "Advice for contacting XXXX" This is the section that Lynx was talking about. Here you can mention stuff like you are actively seeking a job or which location you want. This makes it public that you are desperately looking for a job, but when you disable notifications, your contacts wont find out, until they actually click and browse through your profile.

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Postby Wd40 » Mon, 25 Mar 2013 7:39 pm

Just when I had completely written off Linked in, this happened to me:

This afternoon around 3PM a guy sent a request to connect to me. I dont know him or what its for but accepted the request.

Then he sent me message through linked in stating that their company(a financial domain MNC, not too large but 10,000+ employees worldwide) has a job opportunity and I may be fit so he asked me if I would be interested. I replied, yes and gave my email and ph number.

He immediately sent me an email with the JD and asked me if I am interested and asked me if I am available for interview this week.

I replied, yes and the interview has been scheduled.

Its all so fast! I guess he is the hiring manager. But, isnt that really fast and for the hiring manager to contact the candidate directly without HR involvement? This is the 1st time I am experiencing something like this :)

I will attend the interview and see how it goes.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Mon, 25 Mar 2013 9:00 pm

Wd40 wrote:Just when I had completely written off Linked in, this happened to me:

This afternoon around 3PM a guy sent a request to connect to me. I dont know him or what its for but accepted the request.

Then he sent me message through linked in stating that their company(a financial domain MNC, not too large but 10,000+ employees worldwide) has a job opportunity and I may be fit so he asked me if I would be interested. I replied, yes and gave my email and ph number.

He immediately sent me an email with the JD and asked me if I am interested and asked me if I am available for interview this week.

I replied, yes and the interview has been scheduled.

Its all so fast! I guess he is the hiring manager. But, isnt that really fast and for the hiring manager to contact the candidate directly without HR involvement? This is the 1st time I am experiencing something like this :)

I will attend the interview and see how it goes.


LI generates about two calls per week for me. Just don't fall for a 419 scam.
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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 25 Mar 2013 9:26 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Just when I had completely written off Linked in, this happened to me:

This afternoon around 3PM a guy sent a request to connect to me. I dont know him or what its for but accepted the request.

Then he sent me message through linked in stating that their company(a financial domain MNC, not too large but 10,000+ employees worldwide) has a job opportunity and I may be fit so he asked me if I would be interested. I replied, yes and gave my email and ph number.

He immediately sent me an email with the JD and asked me if I am interested and asked me if I am available for interview this week.

I replied, yes and the interview has been scheduled.

Its all so fast! I guess he is the hiring manager. But, isnt that really fast and for the hiring manager to contact the candidate directly without HR involvement? This is the 1st time I am experiencing something like this :)

I will attend the interview and see how it goes.


LI generates about two calls per week for me. Just don't fall for a 419 scam.


also known as 420 in India :lol:
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Postby BillyB » Mon, 25 Mar 2013 9:39 pm

Wd40 wrote:Just when I had completely written off Linked in, this happened to me:

This afternoon around 3PM a guy sent a request to connect to me. I dont know him or what its for but accepted the request.

Then he sent me message through linked in stating that their company(a financial domain MNC, not too large but 10,000+ employees worldwide) has a job opportunity and I may be fit so he asked me if I would be interested. I replied, yes and gave my email and ph number.

He immediately sent me an email with the JD and asked me if I am interested and asked me if I am available for interview this week.

I replied, yes and the interview has been scheduled.

Its all so fast! I guess he is the hiring manager. But, isnt that really fast and for the hiring manager to contact the candidate directly without HR involvement? This is the 1st time I am experiencing something like this :)

I will attend the interview and see how it goes.


End of the month, mate, recruiters are trying to get their KPI numbers up.......

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Postby Sergei82 » Tue, 26 Mar 2013 9:25 am

Wd40 wrote:Just when I had completely written off Linked in, this happened to me:

This afternoon around 3PM a guy sent a request to connect to me. I dont know him or what its for but accepted the request.

Then he sent me message through linked in stating that their company(a financial domain MNC, not too large but 10,000+ employees worldwide) has a job opportunity and I may be fit so he asked me if I would be interested. I replied, yes and gave my email and ph number.

He immediately sent me an email with the JD and asked me if I am interested and asked me if I am available for interview this week.

I replied, yes and the interview has been scheduled.

Its all so fast! I guess he is the hiring manager. But, isnt that really fast and for the hiring manager to contact the candidate directly without HR involvement? This is the 1st time I am experiencing something like this :)

I will attend the interview and see how it goes.

Normal situation. You may not like LinkedIn for some reasons, but not having your profile up-to-date over there is a big mistake.

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Postby amarettoSour » Tue, 07 May 2013 12:08 am

Would like to chime in that i got contacted for my current job through linkedin as well! I was already working in singapore by then, and a large amount of "job prospect" i got from linkedin are spammy, but once in a awhile i do get contacted by recruiters from companies with good reputation.

Just want to reiterate the importance of keeping your linkedin account up to date. You never know who is looking.

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Postby SMP » Wed, 15 May 2013 1:33 am

Hi

I am currently in USA and looking for job prospects in Singapore. I am SAP project Manager with 16+ years IT work experience.

How do I go about using Linkedin ( converting into premium member but with location as USA) or any other popular methods to do Singapore Job search?

Please suggest
with best regards
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Postby Sergei82 » Wed, 15 May 2013 10:25 am

Probably, it is a flaw - you cannot indicate that you're looking for a job in another country. What you can do though is to contact recruiters in Singapore and tell them you want to move here. Of course, you have to go register on all large recruitment agency websites in Singapore as well (not job search websites, except efinancialcareers).


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