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    I was wondering what experience escouters have of using linkedin. I got put off them by all their 'somebody you have never heard of wants to connect with you' spam. However, I am a self employed computer techie and I have just lost my main customer so I'm wondering if linkedin is worth a try.

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    It's worth using; if you're self-employed I'd say you're silly not to! Just turn off all the auto-email notifications.
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    I think if you spend time getting to know how it works, it's worth it. Being a techie guy, you should be well placed for it.

    I have a profile, but I only use it if I need to 'research' people for what ever reason.

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    I am with ASLChris - being self-employed and having lost your main customer, I would suggest you need as many possible avenues of potential clients as possible. Nothing may come from it, but if you are not there you will never know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBadBaloo View Post
    I am with ASLChris - being self-employed and having lost your main customer, I would suggest you need as many possible avenues of potential clients as possible. Nothing may come from it, but if you are not there you will never know!
    Even if not directly, it gives potential clients somewhere to "check you out" so to speak in terms of experience, previous employers/clients etc.
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    When I was self employed I used linkedin extensively. the only thing I got from it was contact from someone i can only describe as a Walter Mitty Character.

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    I get useful contacts through Linkedin. Usually people I wouldn't otherwise come across.
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    LinkedIn can be useful of you have a serious complaint and can't get past a company's 'customer service' department... There are few things more satisfying than skewering an MD or Customer Service manager directly... Well this, and at my age, sitting in a pub and still being one of the youngest people in there...

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    "Intelligent Facebook for people with a job" give it another try. People want to connect for a reason.
    If it was easy, it wouldn't be so much fun...
    GSL 1st Aylburton & Lydney, TA, ESL(YL), District Campsite Warden & webmanager .....only 1 hour a week, they said (not pointing out that was what was left)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    "Intelligent Facebook for people with a job" give it another try. People want to connect for a reason.
    I suppose I'm assuming it will be like one of those business breakfasts where all you meet are newly qualified financial consultants who want to flog you dodgy savings schemes.

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    Not at all, there's useful and interesting business stuff. Try it and then decide.
    If it was easy, it wouldn't be so much fun...
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