Is LinkedIn really effective to find a job?

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deep_learning
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I recently finished my postgraduate studies. Hence, me searching for a job currently. I've been applying for jobs through various platforms and agencies. However, multiple sources have told me to make an account with LinkedIn. I'm not exactly on a lot of social media as I personally avoid these. However, is LinkedIn really that effective to find a job or graduate job? Would I lose potential opportunities if I don't make an account? Any and all types of advice would be beneficial and thank you in advance.
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What type of employment role and industry are you most interested in?

I'm not generally a fan of LinkedIn.
Best avoided, particularly when it comes to professional females.
In my experiences LinkedIn is over hyped, brimming with spammers and a huge number of professional guys looking to hookup plus expand their social networks on the site.
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(Original post by londonmyst)
What type of employment role and industry are you most interested in?

I'm not generally a fan of LinkedIn.
Best avoided, particularly when it comes to professional females.
In my experiences LinkedIn is over hyped, brimming with spammers and a huge number of professional guys looking to hookup plus expand their social networks on the site.
I've never used it myself, as I work in a rather sensitive role and the organisation prefers we don't advertise what we do. Plenty of colleagues of mine are less discrete, especially those who used to be contractors.

I've never quite fancied trying to float around in the pond of jobseekers hoping someone pops along with a net.
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I am looking to get into a software engineering role. Actually, ideally within a data analyst role. But considering the current climate, any type of graduate scheme within the IT industry would suffice for now.
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i've been offered numerous internship and job interviews through linkedin.
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(Original post by deep_learning)
I am looking to get into a software engineering role. Actually, ideally within a data analyst role. But considering the current climate, any type of graduate scheme within the IT industry would suffice for now.
right now lots of companies are hiring junior/graduate software engineers. have you gotten any interviews?
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I have a friend who works for a recruitment agency and she says that one of the main ways they find potential people to approach about jobs is by looking at Linkedin
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Hmm, ok. Judging from the replies so far, half of you have had positive outcomes and the other half aren't too keen on LinkedIn.
I'll create an account judging by how some of you have had numerous opportunities come through from LinkedIn. This way I won't be ruling out potential opportunities.

I haven't had any interviews as of yet. I only finished my studies a week ago. I have been applying through many platforms except LinkedIn.
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Definitely make a linkedin.
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i've been offered numerous internship and job interviews through linkedin.
Did you message them your CV?

Ive just been using email to contact, i do have linked in but dont use it .
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Make one. It probably won't be useful right now other than having some jobs advertised on there but as you gain experience recruiters will start to reach out to you.
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