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2126 specializes in Step Down.

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Someone was telling me about this site called LinkedIn where you make business connections through people you know. I was just curious if anyone out there has actually found a job this way. It seems kind of silly to me because you just add your friends and hope one of them knows someone that might be of interest to you. Just curious if this might be a good way to look for a job....I saw a bunch of nurse recruiters on there, but what's the point...I don't know them :uhoh3:.....Just curious.

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BigB_RN specializes in EKG interpretation, LTC, oncology.

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I don't think it hurts to do... My brother has had success with it, granted, he's not in the healthcare field, but still. It's another form of networking.

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LinkedIn is a great way to connect to other professionals, especially those in your field. There are also groups for discussion you can join on topics of interest.

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2126 specializes in Step Down.

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So it's mostly for those already working in a particular field....not those that are trying to hunt someone down for a job. :p

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I recently had a person look me up on LinkedIn and offer me a job in my old profession. I had interviewed with him years ago and turned down the position...but he thought maybe I might reconsider.

Other than that though...I don't really use it for anything and I have had it for about 4 years.

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opossum specializes in ICU/CCU, Med Surg.

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I'm on LinkedIn and have tried to use it to make connections as a new grad...but to no avail. I thought it would be a great idea to connect with nurse managers and see if I can get some advice or job leads. Thus far, no managers have connected with me. :down:

But it doesn't hurt to have your resume up there.

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GoodNP specializes in Cardiology, Research, Family Practice.

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I receive messages in my LinkedIn inbox from recruiters at least twice a month for jobs listings in various nursing specialties. I do not have a formal resume uploaded, but I do have my education and work history, my particular passions within the field of nursing, and my picture. It helps to join groups, and there are lots of them out there for nurses.

Of note, I have tried to find my old instructors and nurse managers with whom I was close; but, to my surprise, they don't seem to be on there. :(

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labordude has 13 years experience and specializes in Labor and Delivery, OBED, NICU, Lactation.

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I have been on LinkedIn for about two years now and consistently get contacts from recruiters and other professionals. Make sure that you join appropriate groups and take advantage of open networkers who will connect with anyone to share their network. If you don't take advantage of what LinkedIn has to offer, things aren't going to just come to you.

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2126 specializes in Step Down.

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I had no idea there were groups you could join. Thanks! I just joined some of them. We'll see if anyone will want a new graduate in March. ;-)

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If you have EMR experience in addition to your medical background, LinkedIn is more beneficial in getting leads for lucrative job openings in this field. :smokin:

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I have a LinkedIn account, but I haven't put much up. Due to privacy issues, I"m a little uncomfortable having my education and work background posted on the internet.

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