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Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by Maximip(m): 7:33am On Nov 05, 2014
Hi Guys,

Was just wondering how many people in Nigeria got their job through linkedin. If you did, please
share below or anyway Linkedin has helped you. And if you are a recruiter, or you work in HR,
I'll like to know if you check linkedin at all for potential employees.

Thanks

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by Nobody: 8:43am On Nov 05, 2014
Not job yet but I've gotten 2 invitations for interview from head hunters (jobs I didn't apply for or was aware of... You have to have a well put together profile to make this possible). I eventually stopped pursuing the first one few days to my second interview while I'm still on the second. It's a great tool, I advice that any career focused person takes it seriously.

P/S: was also contacted as a Subject Matter Expert by some business intelligence agency. I granted them a one hour interview and they paid me 100 dollars

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by bensky: 6:41pm On Nov 05, 2014
I have been contacted severally by recruiters on LinkedIn, my current job i got and resumed in September was from LinkedIn was contacted by the recruiter , i didn't apply for the job

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by crudedude(m): 10:35am On Dec 07, 2014
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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by stepo707: 4:22pm On Dec 07, 2014
bensky:
I have been contacted severally by recruiters on LinkedIn, my current job i got and resumed in September was from LinkedIn was contacted by the recruiter , i didn't apply for the job

Did you join groups or what? Guide me on the steps after creating a profile on linkedin in order to be contacted

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by mosco10: 10:21am On Dec 08, 2014
bensky:
I have been contacted severally by recruiters on LinkedIn, my current job i got and resumed in September was from LinkedIn was contacted by the recruiter , i didn't apply for the job
did u use premium account? ( as in paid account with LinkedIn).. PLS reply..
Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by Nobody: 12:59pm On Dec 08, 2014
stepo707:


Did you join groups or what? Guide me on the steps after creating a profile on linkedin in order to be contacted
Pls answer this question
Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by Nobody: 4:26pm On Dec 09, 2014
madridfc:

Pls answer this question
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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by Nobody: 5:02pm On Dec 09, 2014
2sExy1:
grin grin grin grin grin grin bros you full ground yakata
boss, I dey follow Ur footstep na
Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by Nobody: 5:17pm On Dec 09, 2014
madridfc:
boss, I dey follow Ur footstep na
Emi ke...? me just dey stroll ni ooo
Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by ammyluv2002(f): 3:31pm On Dec 13, 2014
bensky:
I have been contacted severally by recruiters on LinkedIn, my current job i got and resumed in September was from LinkedIn was contacted by the recruiter , i didn't apply for the job
Wow! Interesting
Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by allisonluvsu(m): 3:32pm On Dec 13, 2014
Linkedin is a matured platform for getting first hand Job info and Job referral. If there is any place i recommend to you, then thats linkedin or you can patronize some Nigerian owned job portal.

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by Nobody: 3:34pm On Dec 13, 2014
I have got several job invites via Linkedin but not the job itself grin

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by martineverest(m): 3:35pm On Dec 13, 2014
Though,am on linkedin,av still gotten to understand it fully

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by Nobody: 3:35pm On Dec 13, 2014
Hmmm most times i wonder if recruiters even search for people they want over LinkedIn. Its a professional network and most times when you send contacts personal messages they insult you and end up telling you they don't give jobs and that you should improve on your degree...B.sc no get value again... Make i go do masters then hear whether they go say make i go improve on my degree, maybe na PhD i go go do next...God dey shall, someday we'll all look back and smile.

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by Tenim47(m): 3:36pm On Dec 13, 2014
ar we payin!?
Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by free2ryhme: 3:37pm On Dec 13, 2014
ok here we go again
Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by IamChiboi(m): 3:38pm On Dec 13, 2014
Av never been contacted, tho av heard of people who have.

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by uboma(m): 3:39pm On Dec 13, 2014
Ariel20:
I have got several job invites via Linkedin but not the job itself grin

You will secure the job that best fits you soon enough, don't give up

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by Nobody: 3:40pm On Dec 13, 2014
LinkedIn played a role when I changed job almost 3 years ago.

How?

I had an interview with the company, and the email invite said: Ask to see XYZ when you get there.

I had no clue about the company before that final interview because up until that time, the firm the recruitment was outsourced to (one of the Big 4 professional services firms) did not tell me the name of the company. The Guardian advert and at all the earlier interviews, just said "a leading E&P company with operations in one of the Niger Delta states". It was with the invite to this final stage where I was to meet the company that the company name was revealed to me.

I googled the name of the contact on the email (LinkedIn wasn't so popular then) and Google directed me to his LinkedIn profile.

I checked his profile and saw he once worked with one of the affiliate companies to the company I was working then.

I quickly got in touch with a friend in that affiliate company whether she knew A who once worked in their company.

She said yes, that in fact he was his close friend and they attended same church.

I guessed he was going to be part of the interview panel.

I got as much information about him as I could from this mutual friend. I also got info about the company from him.

Co-incidentally, I heard they also used this mutual friend to do background check on me.

He was at the interview panel.

I got the job.

Other Related Experiences
I got interview invite from one of the telecoms companies. I applied through Linkedin.

I was also contacted on LinkedIn by an investment banker in the United States who asked for my opinion on one very top Nigerian oil company CEO after coming across an article I wrote about the person few years back. I guess he was doing background check/research about the company and their CEO.

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by biafranqueen: 3:42pm On Dec 13, 2014
I have been recruited several times and I have worked on one project as an independent contractor. I don't pay for premium.

BTW, while working in human resources for a multi-national company, we did use it as well as other social media forums to check up on applicants So Beware!

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by katibu(m): 3:43pm On Dec 13, 2014
You can't find job on LinkedIn, but you can meet with potential employers. It's all up to you. Write full details about you and be active. It works.

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by ugo227(m): 3:43pm On Dec 13, 2014
I just got a job from linkedn a recruitment agent contact me. I did not have a premium account. Just the regular account.

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by nora544: 3:43pm On Dec 13, 2014
stepo707:


Did you join groups or what? Guide me on the steps after creating a profile on linkedin in order to be contacted

What is important is your profile on linkedin.

when you are a PHD student please write student not candidate because a candidate you are only when you have written your thesis and you are waiting for the okay from the University.

write all what you have done, each program

when you make voluntary work

when you study and you work at the same time please write this

that is what headhunters search.

Your profil on linkedin should be the same like your CV.

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by ceejayluv(m): 3:44pm On Dec 13, 2014
Been contacted once for an interview... I couldn't make it to Lagos from PH in such short notice.

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by nora544: 3:45pm On Dec 13, 2014
ugo227:
I just got a job from linkedn a recruitment agent contact me. I did not have a premium account. Just the regular account.

you only need a normal account the headhunters have the premium accopunts.

I have a good friend he is a headhunter for some big companies.

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by Nobody: 3:47pm On Dec 13, 2014
Pls;I av a linkedin account...can somebody in the house please enlighten us on how to make the best use of it,cos most times when I try to make a connect,it's always avn network probs....
Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by PerfumeRepublik: 3:50pm On Dec 13, 2014
Gotten a couple of offers, but I think there's a software/or people who do the recommendation/recruiting onbehalf of their firms on LinkedIn, I've never tried to click or open up the offers..
Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by hectorswag(m): 3:52pm On Dec 13, 2014
Nigerian employers are just too proud and full of themselves, they'd rather put up ads in the pages of the newspapers and have job seekers flock to them in droves for interview, than taking the time to look through ones Linkedin profile and calling them up for an interview. My point is, they prefer to have people come "beg" them for jobs than to go all out to call them up themselves. They feel too big!!

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Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by alotofgrace(m): 3:54pm On Dec 13, 2014
got announcements..buh no invite
Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by hectorswag(m): 3:55pm On Dec 13, 2014
tebirim:
Hmmm most times i wonder if recruiters even search for people they want over LinkedIn. Its a professional network and most times when you send contacts personal messages they insult you
my point exactly!
Re: Got A Job Through Linkedin??? by olojuede01: 3:56pm On Dec 13, 2014
I have gotten quite a number of interview. I got a job via linkedin

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