So the temp job I had for the last few months has come to an end. I was hoping they’d take me on as a permanent employee (as was suggested a few weeks ago), but alas I’ve been informed there is no money in the budget for another full-timer.
Well enough of my sad sack tale. I began the process of a new job hunt this week. This morning, I updated my LinkedIn page, and applied to a few openings listed on it. Several years ago, I heard quite a few people singing the praising of LinkedIn. “LinkedIn is the way.to.go!” “If you’re looking for a job, you NEED to be on LinkedIn.” I thought “what the hell” and filled out a profile. I’ve kept it updated and fleshed out, and even when I did have jobs I still kept up with it periodically looking for better work. Well maybe it’s just me, but I got nothing to show for it.
I realize there’s no quick & easy shortcut to getting work, especially nowadays. But whenever I go on it, I see the same job listings I’ve seen for months at a time. The jobs I have applied to on it rarely even send a “we have received your application” form letter. Frankly, the site has not lived up to the reputations as a great tool for advancing my career.
I’m just wondering if anybody else has had any success with it?