Well I’ve had my LinkedIn status to open for a little while now. Time to check what exciting offers (me, an iOS developer / team lead) has received.

- Senior python engineer with multiple years machine learning experience.

- a job 3000 miles outside the only city I’ve marked myself as interested in.

- Architect for a .NET team.

- Senior UX Researcher.

- The same job for a bank 6 times. But each time they won’t initially give the name of the company. Only “my fav client to work with” until I respond.

... not much hope in this process

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    Seems like you're stuck with your oh so great job for now. At least we get good rants out of it. But seriously I hope you find something better soon man.
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    And here I am who haven't logged into LinkedIn for two months 😐
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    @Charmesal well I’ve been told by my remote manager for the 9th time all the pain points will be solved in the next 2 weeks. I’m just not being patient enough.

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    @irene missing out, clearly
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    @practiseSafeHex that sounds too good to be true but I'm keeping my fingers crossed as well
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    @practiseSafeHex I've had several notifications about some messages or invites but ignored them entirely. Not in the mood for talking about jobs.
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    Setting your status to "open" just means "send me recruiter spam". I've never heard of anyone who's actually found a job that way.

    Interestingly I have had a few bits of more "reasonable" recruiter spam from StackOverflow, in that they actually mention my personal experience somewhat and the jobs make a bit more sense. Again though, I've never personally heard of anyone who's found a job that way.

    If you're serious about finding one, either sign up with a recruiter with a good rep, or hunt the opportunities yourself!
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    @AlmondSauce I do much prefer stackoverflows job thing, but a lot less places use it. Thanks for reminding me I need to update my profile on that!

    Not that it in anyway defends my point, given how its turned out, but I actually did get this current job from the "open" thing on linkedin. Theres a tool recruiters have where you can "watch" someone. If the status changes, recruiters get notified. They can contact you from that then
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    @practiseSafeHex Yeah, there's not many jobs up there, but the guys that actually get in contact with you seem more genuine as a result.

    Sadly though if there's only a small selection of jobs there there's little point in putting much effort into the platform!
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    @irene same, just made an account there and never looked at it again. When the whole connection thing got mentioned, I figured, screw it. There's no way that I'm gonna spend effort on looking for "connections" in the same way that I look for actual job listings at companies that seem interesting. LinkedIn seems like a big no-no for me. Not sure if I'm missing out on anything 🤔
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    @Condor you may be missing out some proposals
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    Linked in is pretty cancerous unless you are connecting with specific people at a particular company and it’s not a situation where you want to be connected on personal social media or texting. Indeed has better listings.
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