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  • #616055

    sushibagel
    Member

    I keep invites from people I don’t know, they’re often even in the same industry as I am.

    Should I be wary, or should I just accept all?

    #1093858

    sushibagel
    Member

    Ouch that came out a little jumbled, let’s try again.

    I keep getting invites from people I don’t know, they’re often not even in the same industry as I am.

    Should I be wary, or is it good to have as many connections as possible?

    #1093859

    Joseph
    Participant

    What’s there to be wary of? Is there a downside to accepting a connection?

    #1093860

    sushibagel
    Member

    Not sure they say you should be careful on other social networks but LinkedIn is less personal. I was if there is anything to be wary of.

    #1093861

    Joseph
    Participant

    LinkedIn isn’t a social network similar to Facebook.

    #1093862

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    There are people who use Linkedin to sell you Spam serviced.

    I find linkedin to be very useful in finding contacts. However I only accept connection if its either someone I know or someone in the same field as me.

    Some people just seem to send out linkedin requests because Linkedin tells them to

    #1093863

    pcoz
    Member

    The purpose if Linkedin is to be able to grow your career by increasing your network of professional contacts, not to network with people that you know.

    #1093864

    squeak
    Participant

    What’s there to be wary of? Is there a downside to accepting a connection?

    Could there be a more epitomic Joseph quote?

    #1093865

    Joseph
    Participant

    squeak, one of my contacts wishes to offer you a position. It is salaried 55% above your current pay. You will be receiving a 20K signing bonus, transportation vouchers, a 401(k) with a dollar to dollar match for the first six percent, 100% paid health and dental and a corner office.

    #1093866

    apushatayid
    Participant

    I would be wary of providing info to strangers. I wouldn’t connect with strangers if it gave them access to info you already dont make public in your profile.

    #1093867

    michoel k
    Member

    Its safe to connect with anyone. They dont have access do any of your info. Just make sure you remove your email from your profile.

    #1776607

    BenK
    Participant

    Does It Seem Linkedin Has Turned Into the Facebook of Adults? Especially now with many Video Posts. I see even Heimish and Chassidish men and women posting and video posting on LInkedin often posting many times each day. There are even such “Parnassa Needed” posts as reflections on family life. Is this a Problem? Including Nashim making innocently many video posts on the internet?

    #1776659

    Gadolhadorah
    Participant

    LinkedIn has evolved as the default networking app used by the vast majority of professionals for both job search and career growth enhancement. If “work” or “career growth” are against your hashkafah, than obviously you should add the LinkedIn URL to your “blocked list”.

    #1776704

    BenK
    Participant

    I useto look at linkedin as just a networking event buy now i see people posting or commenting on posts through out the day including heimish and chassidish as well as anyone men and women including many videos on internet and so often not exactly parnassa related.

    #1776819

    devny
    Participant

    I agree. LinkedIn has basically become another Facebook. The only people who might actually benefit from using it are entrepreneurs. Otherwise, it’s a waste of time, other than simply having an account with your current career /education info, in case you’re in the job market, so people see you’re a real person.

    #1776803

    BenK
    Participant

    Where as in some communities in papers dont show womens faces in linkedin from heimish to goyish women post videos of themselves.

    #1776908

    Mammele
    Participant

    In reply to the OP from years ago, but still a relevant question: IIRC some of the relatively recent Russian spying was facilitated by fake accounts/people being linked on LinkedIn to real, high profile people. Simply being linked lends some false legitimacy, so now other people may trust the fake account, which seems to be from a real, well connected business person. I don’t remember the exact details, so whoever has the time can to their own research and post here.

    Bottom line answer, yes be wary.

    #1778590

    BenK
    Participant

    For example I just saw a video post by a Heimish man with a beard jogging with a Linkedin connection, who from the video was a lady jogging with him in jogging outfit. Is it just me or is this not kosher?

    #1778586

    BenK
    Participant

    As an example I just saw a video post on LInkedin by a Heimish looking man with a big beard while he is jogging in the park with a fellow Linkedin Female connection who is dressed in legging pants.
    I am sure YAted Neeman would not publish the photo. (is it just me or are these not ideal – especially to post to the internet?)

    #1793580

    BenK
    Participant

    Linkedin may be an important tool for business but there are pitfalls and shailos. Like is posting how much to articles by other genders at what point may be “flirting”. And if it is appropriate to “love” a post by another gender. One also needs to consider everything one posts or likes is seen by all connections. For example I saw a sheiteled person like 2 posts that included nivul peh and another (maybe a mistake) that liked a post ending praising an avoda zara. It alsoa sks how much video posting by women to what point is not tzniut

    #1793713

    Joseph
    Participant

    BenK: What kinds of videos are you referring to?

    I thought this service was for business purposes only.

    #1793752

    Gadolhadorah
    Participant

    Benke….”liking” a post by ANYONE (male or female) on LinkedIn, Facebook etc. is not different than someone like Reb Yosef favorably commenting on a post here in the CR by yours truly. I don’t stay up nights in mortal fear that the GadolHatrolls is secretly enamored with GadolHador (ah)

    #1793762

    BenK
    Participant

    I myself use linkedin. But if some are opposed to even photos of tsnius ladirs how would they feel of videos? And if shmoozing a lot with single or married women or vice versa is at some ppoint (???????) Wrong is it same by “posting”? And many many posts are indeed Not just business. Please see my earlier posted examples. Just things to be aware of.

    #1793765

    BenK
    Participant

    I was also questioning “loving” heart sign posts as opposed to “liking”

    #1793795

    BenK
    Participant

    It would be great if there was a jewish linkedin

    #1793822

    Gadolhadorah
    Participant

    The vast majority of posts on LinkedIn are either job-related or include material directly relevant to professional matters or substantive technical forums. It would make very little sense for a yid looking for a job or seeking to expand his/her professional network to restrict themselves to a “Jewish LinkedIn” with a tiny fraction of the possible professional openings or contacts. If someone was just interested in socializing or flirting, they wouod use FaceBook, Tinder, J-Date or any one of dozens of other social network websites rather than LinkedIn. Are there a few exceptions? Of Course. But don’t restrict yourself because a few LinkedIn users might not post appropriately.

    #1793997

    BenK
    Participant

    I meant maybe in addition . Jewish networkinf. Also just pointing out some pitfals with a reminder all connections can see ones posts

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