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Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by myrrtle(m): 12:17pm On Mar 03, 2018
Hi there and hope we are all having a good weekend.

It's not my intention to reveal too much about my professional life, but if doing so will help someone, then it's not a bad thing.

Many people here know me as a recruiter and the web manager for Careersome. But aside that, I have a full-time job, working as a fullstack engineer and growing my career in that field.

As a career enthusiast and consultant, I do a lot of career research and self study to get enough information to talk about career stuffs and guide people. I also apply the things I've learnt to my own career. In doing this, I've learnt that LinkedIn is a very powerful tool that no serious job seeker or career person should neglect, even if you have a good paying job.

You know I keep my LinkedIn profile updated and any new skill I learn, I put it there. And of recent, I've been getting a lot of messages like this" You appeared in 42 searches this week

You were found by people from these companies"

The annoying thing is that these companies, not just Nigerian companies, keep viewing my profile and do not contact me.

But that changed this week when the representative of a top financial company messaged me with a job description. Almost begging me to apply and even gave me his phone number to call him if I wish to speak.

Regrettably, I did not apply for the job because they wanted a Neymar and I know deep down within that am still an Mbappé. And also because I am not ready to leave my present job.

But the story here is that employers are seriously looking for the right candidates to engage. And LinkedIn is one of the tools they are using to search for these candidates

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by OriginalKogiboy(m): 1:09pm On Mar 03, 2018
Bro, no big company staff get that time. na scammer dey call u so. u go tell us more latter

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by myrrtle(m): 2:26pm On Mar 03, 2018
OriginalKogiboy:
Bro, no big company staff get that time. him no get bro? friend? relative? na scammer dey call u so. u go tell us more latter
well most people speak according to their level of knowledge.

lalasticlala

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by Bamz(m): 6:22pm On Mar 03, 2018
myrrtle,

You're absolutely spot on mate. I have been getting similar notifs even though I haven't updated my profile in a while. Hopefully, more coys will adopt this means of recruitment.

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by bloomstar: 8:00pm On Mar 03, 2018
always check out my signature, thank me later

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by constance500: 8:01pm On Mar 03, 2018
The best thing to do is to Be an entrepreneur.

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by Kunleskey(m): 8:02pm On Mar 03, 2018
Hmmm
Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by Acidosis(m): 8:02pm On Mar 03, 2018
What happens when the RIGHT candidate is not on LinkedIn?
These platforms are way too many, and keeping up with too many apps is one hell of a task. I'm sure by this time tomorrow, another HR person will come up with new tips to prepare an "award winning cv", and then you begin to wonder whether to focus on building your CV, or something else...


It is well sha!

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by MZEE01: 8:03pm On Mar 03, 2018
ok
Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by yousee(m): 8:04pm On Mar 03, 2018
A close friend got a job in abuja via LinkedIn.
She was sent the invite and after some skype interviews got the job

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by BlvckSoul(m): 8:06pm On Mar 03, 2018
constance500:
The best thing to do is to Be an entrepreneur.

You know.....

Grow your own brand. Start your own business.

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by Abdul4trust1(m): 8:06pm On Mar 03, 2018
Here To Learn
Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by guardian09(m): 8:07pm On Mar 03, 2018
OriginalKogiboy:
Bro, no big company staff get that time. him no get bro? friend? relative? na scammer dey call u so. u go tell us more latter
Guy na wa for your reasoning level o

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by Premiumwriter: 8:09pm On Mar 03, 2018
Make i do open this LinkedIn account self
Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by helphelp: 8:09pm On Mar 03, 2018
No one jokes with their LinkedIn profile in North America and many parts of Europe.

We are still way behind here in Nigeria. Nice one OP

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by martineverest(m): 8:09pm On Mar 03, 2018
myrrtle:

well most people speak according to their level of knowledge.

lalasticlala
well said

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by free2ryhme: 8:10pm On Mar 03, 2018
myrrtle:

Hi there and hope we are all having a good weekend.

It's not my intention to reveal too much about my professional life, but if doing so will help someone, then it's not a bad thing.

Many people here know me as a recruiter and the web manager for Careersome. But aside that, I have a full-time job, working as a fullstack engineer and growing my career in that field.

As a career enthusiast and consultant, I do a lot of career research and self study to get enough information to talk about career stuffs and guide people. I also apply the things I've learnt to my own career. In doing this, I've learnt that LinkedIn is a very powerful tool that no serious job seeker or career person should neglect, even if you have a good paying job.

You know I keep my LinkedIn profile updated and any new skill I learn, I put it there. And of recent, I've been getting a lot of messages like this" You appeared in 42 searches this week

You were found by people from these companies"

The annoying thing is that these companies, not just Nigerian companies, keep viewing my profile and do not contact me.

But that changed this week when the representative of a top financial company messaged me with a job description. Almost begging me to apply and even gave me his phone number to call him if I wish to speak.

Regrettably, I did not apply for the job because they wanted a Neymar and I know deep down within that am still an Mbappé. And also because I am not ready to leave my present job.

But the story here is that employers are seriously looking for the right candidates to engage. And LinkedIn is one of the tools they are using to search for these candidates

these stories people concort for traffic on nairaland ehn

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by Samtob90(m): 8:10pm On Mar 03, 2018
OriginalKogiboy:
Bro, no big company staff get that time. him no get bro? friend? relative? na scammer dey call u so. u go tell us more latter

You are wrong, searching for best talents is the work of some people even in Nigeria here.

Other countries also do, better go update your profile accordingly, if not now but one day

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by OluwaTobiloba03(f): 8:11pm On Mar 03, 2018
myrrtle:

well most people speak according to their level of knowledge.

lalasticlala





Lol
I "saw"what you did, however subtle grin

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by Yankee101: 8:11pm On Mar 03, 2018
B4 nko?
That's what it's meant for
Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by abobim: 8:14pm On Mar 03, 2018
He is right. A friend of mine secured a job with a multi national company.. She didn't apply but she was called and she resumed last month with the company..

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by neezar: 8:15pm On Mar 03, 2018
myrrtle:

well most people speak according to their level of knowledge.

lalasticlala
You are wicked cheesy cheesy

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by Yesbody: 8:17pm On Mar 03, 2018
myrrtle:

Hi there and hope we are all having a good weekend.

It's not my intention to reveal too much about my professional life, but if doing so will help someone, then it's not a bad thing.

Many people here know me as a recruiter and the web manager for Careersome. But aside that, I have a full-time job, working as a fullstack engineer and growing my career in that field.

As a career enthusiast and consultant, I do a lot of career research and self study to get enough information to talk about career stuffs and guide people. I also apply the things I've learnt to my own career. In doing this, I've learnt that LinkedIn is a very powerful tool that no serious job seeker or career person should neglect, even if you have a good paying job.

You know I keep my LinkedIn profile updated and any new skill I learn, I put it there. And of recent, I've been getting a lot of messages like this" You appeared in 42 searches this week

You were found by people from these companies"

The annoying thing is that these companies, not just Nigerian companies, keep viewing my profile and do not contact me.

But that changed this week when the representative of a top financial company messaged me with a job description. Almost begging me to apply and even gave me his phone number to call him if I wish to speak.

Regrettably, I did not apply for the job because they wanted a Neymar and I know deep down within that am still an Mbappé. And also because I am not ready to leave my present job.

But the story here is that employers are seriously looking for the right candidates to engage. And LinkedIn is one of the tools they are using to search for these candidates

You're very correct as a matter of fact 100% accuracy has been measured in your info, I have had a similar case to yours, in a particular month, I had about 30 LinkedIn views both local and foreign companies but the local was more, some people even hide their LinkedIn identity and view as a LinkedIn member but at the end I was never contacted, even my ex boss at work always search for applicant thru LinkedIn, I can confess to that LinkedIn is a powerful tool to get people employed, one will just be wondering that I never applied for such post, how come I was contacted, ensure you build your LinkedIn profile and activate a premium account today so that you get 1st hand job post immediately they are advertised, if you however fail to activate a premium account they you will always get job post after like a month they have expired


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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by NDprudent(m): 8:18pm On Mar 03, 2018
I got an email last month for a job via LinkedIn. Fortunately, I didn't need the job at the moment so I just sent a thank you mail back and told them I wasnt interested At the moment. Guys take this serious. Get a LinkedIn account and sell yourself to the world

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by MichaelSokoto(m): 8:19pm On Mar 03, 2018
myrrtle:

well most people speak according to their level of knowledge.

lalasticlala
Funke! Funke!!
aye mi temi! apostle must hear of dis!


Hian! my broda!

easy on d slapback oo, abi na clapback dem dey call am? undecided
someone cannot comment in peace egain? Bubu is still presido of naija but pls dont transfer ya anger on d poor man ni grin

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by sirusX(m): 8:19pm On Mar 03, 2018
One issue with the platform is just the fake jobs and the repeated ones that fail to relegate to the background after the job expiry date

Other than that, it should be a good way of connecting jobs home and abroad without limitations

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by rezy15(m): 8:20pm On Mar 03, 2018
OriginalKogiboy:
Bro, no big company staff get that time. him no get bro? friend? relative? na scammer dey call u so. u go tell us more latter
Na so. well done. Spoken like your governor. scrap spiller!

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by naijanative: 8:21pm On Mar 03, 2018
OriginalKogiboy:
Bro, no big company staff get that time. him no get bro? friend? relative? na scammer dey call u so. u go tell us more latter

You obviously don't understand how these things work. This is for highly skilled positions. No sane person will employ relative or friend, eg , to write a functional program for him in Python. Hope you get the gist.

Besides, most of these companies are foreign - They don't think the way we think.

Papa mama sister jobs are all these bank teller, normal, almost unskilled job any good secondary leaver can perform.

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by OriginalKogiboy(m): 8:22pm On Mar 03, 2018
nigeria wey we dey
Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by OriginalKogiboy(m): 8:24pm On Mar 03, 2018
rezy15:

Na so. well done. Spoken like your governor. scrap spiller!
thank you
Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by dfrost: 8:25pm On Mar 03, 2018
It's been long they've been doing that. Not a new thing.

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Re: Companies Are Using Linkedin To Search For The Right Candidates by SamoaJoe: 8:28pm On Mar 03, 2018
Yahoo boys and scammers full linkedin ooo... User beware!

Many G boys go there and gather email. They will now send virus to them in order to unlock their box. LinkedIn is dangerous oo.

Western Boys full there dey throw work. Scammers view peoples profile and determine the best person that can be a maga.

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