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Poll: Has LinkedIn proved useful to you in getting work?
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Lucy Williams  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 17:13
Member (2009)
Spanish to English
Yes, but only a bit Nov 10, 2017

I have had some work through LinkedIn, but not much. However, I don't use it as well as I could to find work.

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 17:13
Spanish to English
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No Nov 10, 2017

I thought I'd cancelled my membership a few years ago, but I keep getting email updates wanting me to post even more info. It also seems to assume I'm desperately seeking more work contacts, and want to ""expand my network", when this is not the case.

 

Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 00:13
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Yes, sort of Nov 10, 2017

Because of the slick format of the site - much more professional looking than here - I use LinkedIn for posting my online profile. i.e. diluted version of my CB (not CV) or Capabilities Brochure.
Whenever I get inquiries about work with that ubiquitous 'send CV' message, I just send the other party a link to my LinkedIn profile which gives them an idea of what I am capable of doing and how I can help their company.


 

Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 17:13
Member (2012)
English to Danish
+ ...
No Nov 10, 2017

it has been utterly useless, and I just let it live its own life

 

Sanjay Ray  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 20:43
Member (2002)
English to Bengali
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No luck with Linkedin Nov 10, 2017

I got very few jobs from Linkedin so not much active there.

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 16:13
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
No Nov 10, 2017

I have not met clients with LinkedIn. I see it more as a business card and I must admit that my profile there is very incomplete. Though I am not an active user what has been quite useful for me is taking part in two groups (Translation Agencies – Good, Bad, and Cheap + Unacceptable Translation Rates Naming and Shaming Group).

 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:13
Member (2006)
German to English
That sounds like a good idea Nov 10, 2017

Julian Holmes wrote:

Because of the slick format of the site - much more professional looking than here - I use LinkedIn for posting my online profile. i.e. diluted version of my CB (not CV) or Capabilities Brochure.
Whenever I get inquiries about work with that ubiquitous 'send CV' message, I just send the other party a link to my LinkedIn profile which gives them an idea of what I am capable of doing and how I can help their company.


Probably better than your own website.

Do have it but have never used it.


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:13
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
No Nov 10, 2017

neilmac wrote:

I thought I'd cancelled my membership a few years ago, but I keep getting email updates wanting me to post even more info. It also seems to assume I'm desperately seeking more work contacts, and want to ""expand my network", when this is not the case.


There's nothing to add to your comment.


 

Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 17:13
Member (2008)
English to Italian
No Nov 10, 2017

My LinkedIn profile is there... I think it's pretty well... We do not interact very much.
Really, I have no time to post things and follow it... and to be honest, all this "social life" which takes more time than real life is annoying...


 

Axelle H.  Identity Verified
Member (2017)
English to French
+ ...
No Nov 10, 2017

Teresa Borges wrote:

Though I am not an active user what has been quite useful for me is taking part in two groups (Translation Agencies – Good, Bad, and Cheap + Unacceptable Translation Rates Naming and Shaming Group).


Like Teresaicon_wink.gif


 

Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 17:13
Member
English to French
LOL Nov 10, 2017

Gianluca Marras wrote:
...and to be honest, all this "social life" which takes more time than real life is annoying...

Like, +1, Heart contour


 

Tradupro17  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:13
English to Haitian-Creole
+ ...
No Nov 10, 2017

Gianluca Marras wrote:

My LinkedIn profile is there... I think it's pretty well... We do not interact very much.
Really, I have no time to post things and follow it... and to be honest, all this "social life" which takes more time than real life is annoying...


Same goes for me.


 

Barbara Cochran, MFA  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:13
Spanish to English
+ ...
Yes-Awarded 2 Literary Translation Projects Nov 10, 2017

I was awarded two literary translation (French romance novels) contracts, which I ended up accepting, by someone who contacted me through LinkedIn.

Well worth the free participation.

[Edited at 2017-11-10 16:50 GMT]


 

ventnai  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 17:13
Member
German to English
+ ...
Nope Nov 10, 2017

They usually offer me jobs which require German, e.g. customer services, or a full-time translation job, all with a downgrade in conditions and pay.

 
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