Re: Dilemma - LinkedIn Requests

Subject: Re: Dilemma - LinkedIn Requests
From: Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 10:30:03 -0500

To build on John's comment:

"result in a rather toxic atmosphere that I wouldn't want to

be a part of. Those are worth avoiding at all costs"


It's good to know where in the heck those folks went, and where they are
working now, to *avoid them*.

I've left some people in my LinkedIn network for that reason. I don't share
a new employer at the time that I go there, usually, either. I may say what
I am doing but not directly with who.

And as far as looking for a new position goes when you have contacts at your
current job: there is a setting at the bottom of your profile that indicates
you are open to new opportunities. Just use that.

Best,
PT

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 8:23 AM, John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> wrote:

> Some time ago - long before LinkedIn - a headhunter presented me with his
> idea of the "hang around factor" referring to the people that you worked
> with that you would want to follow to another job and hang around with in a
> professional sense.
>
> I keep that in mind when I get requests for LinkedIn connections. If it's
> someone I would want to work with again, I'll accept the offer. It's been a
> good rule of thumb for me to follow.
>
> I have frequently seen that types of people tend to congregate and that
> often this can result in a rather toxic atmosphere that I wouldn't want to
> be a part of. Those are worth avoiding at all costs.
>
> My 2¢,
>
> John G
>
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 8:31 AM, William Sherman
> <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>wrote:
>
> > We all know that in all this social networking, you get requests from
> > people with whom you may not have had any real contact or you may not
> even
> > want contact. But unlike Facebook and others, LinkedIn is a means to get
> > jobs and you do hate to cut off job possibilities.
> > <snip>
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Dilemma - LinkedIn Requests: From: William Sherman
Re: Dilemma - LinkedIn Requests: From: John G

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