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How much time do you spend on LinkedIn each week?
About 2 to 3 hours depending on my level of interest in the articles posted.
Generally 2 to 4 hours, depending on activity with network members and number of profile views that need follow up.
Varies weekly but probably close to two hours give or take a few minutes. At the least read the daily rundown and browse the articles for anything interesting.
I use it to read articles of interest and connect with network. Others on my team use it for potential Talent Acquisition opportunities
When I am looking for a new project like I am now, I am on all day, communicating with existing network and expanding my network.
Linkedin is like any other social/business networking platform. I usually spend 30-60 minutes. Depending on what you need and are looking for will dictate your participation. You get out of it what you put into it. Time is money. I have received a considerable amount of value from this site.
Networking is a valuable resource. Use it wisely.
Your network is one of your assets. You need to grow and maintain it, just like any other skill. LinkedIn is one of the best tools around for managing your network.
I'm in between jobs right now, so I rely heavily on LinkedIn, spending at least an hour every day. Once I've landed in full-time role, my intention is to dedicate 10-20 minutes every day (1-2 hours per week) to keep active and visible.
There are numerous resources besides Linkedin although I believe Linkedin is the best. Research them carefully, and utilize all of them. The job sites, web portals, friends, family, and business associates. Networking with past contacts is also helpful. Do not get discouraged, and or give up. This is a numbers game. Contact some of the clients in your data base and use that contact list to let those people know your now on the market.
When looking for new employment opportunities think outside the box. The more you apply, the more responses you get. Be focused on your value, and what the client wants, and what you know you can provide to fulfill that new clients needs. Marketing yourself is difficult especially in today's market. State what make you unique, and of a better value, and things you are passionate about that would make you the best candidate. Good Luck.
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