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People Who Gained Employment on LinkeIn

Posted by Martin Brossman on 03/13/2009

A few stories about people that got jobs or business using Linkedin. These replies came from a question I asked on LinkedIn:

“The job in question was never advertised and is my current role. One of my contacts is a head hunter who had been given an assignment to find a new SVp EMEA, we knew each other originally via some common connections and had recently linked networks. He gave me a call to ask if I knew anyone as he had posed a no name job profile on LinkedIn… I said me and after several rounds of interviews against 34 other candidates I was offered the position. ” – Preferred be anonymous

I got my current job partially through using an Introduction while in the interview process…
Bryan C Webb, P. Eng. http://www.linkedin.com/in/bryanwebb

I am a LinkedIn Success. I connected with Chuck Hester, Director of Communications at iContact. When I saw an open sales position with iContact I contacted Chuck ask asked if he could ask the hiring manager to take a look at my resume. Two weeks later I was hired.
It is important to keep in mind that it is up to you during the interview to impress the hiring manager and remember the reputation of the person who offered to help. Greg Hyer – http://www.linkedin.com/in/greghyer

In February, I am being flown to Chicago to be a keynote speaker at an professional association’s annual conference. The event planner found me through Linkedin.
Dan Galloway – http://www.linkedin.com/in/dangalloway

As an Outplacement counselor, I recommend Linkedin to all my clients who constantly use it as a source of Leads, Research, and Networking. Many of my clients have found their new position through a connection on Linkedin. Martin Brossman has presented to our clients how to effectively use Linkedin in their Job Search. This exceptional presentation launched an effective tool for my clients. Thank YOU- Martin –
Mary Cichocki – http://www.linkedin.com/pub/3/683/203

I am currently working on a short-term project because I responded to a comment in one of my Linkedin groups. It’s an extremely interesting project at a great company with wonderful people.
Linda Bogie – http://www.linkedin.com/in/lindabogie

I am a LinkedIn Success. I connected with Chuck Hester, Director of Communications at iContact. When I saw an open sales position with iContact I contacted Chuck ask asked if he could ask the hiring manager to take a look at my resume. Two weeks later I was hired.
It is important to keep in mind that it is up to you during the interview to impress the hiring manager and remember the reputation of the person who offered to help. Links: http://www.linkingraleighnc.com

I have received several offers from LinkedIn Members. I have also been approached a number of times. Unfortunately, I have not accepted a position as a direct result of my LinkedIn membership. However, it has been present at every stage of the hiring process. Typically, 4 out of every 5 recruiters or hiring managers reference some information listed on LinkedIn. On many occasions, I have been asked about a person I recommended or a recommendation someone left for me. A few times, I have even been able to solidify a relationship during an interview because of a common connection. The funniest LinkedIn incident occurred last year, I was interviewing for a position. While I was waiting, a gentleman “bumped” into me in the hall wall. We then sparked up a great conversation during my wait. Later in the day, I interviewed with the same gentleman. As it turns out, he was the hiring manager. He had researched me on LinkedIn, saw my picture, and hunted me down. His goal was to get to know me outside of the interview process. I hope this helps your blog and inspires other LinkedIn users. By the way, if you would like to assist me in landing my first job via LinkedIn, Feel free to check out my profile:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/bblanchard or my website at www.brian-blanchard.com

In prior positions, I twice hired executives through LinkedIn.com. I posted the position, received a significant amount of interest, was able to conduct all the necessary pre-interview due diligence on LinkedIn, and made offers post-interview that were accepted.
Amit Malhotra – http://www.linkedin.com/in/amitwireless

I have received profitable consulting and speaking engagements, job offers, and personally utilized LinkedIn resources to seek candidates for positions that I had available. LinkedIn is a fantastic tool for staying in touch with people, profession updates, and groups that offer great services to individuals and communities. Dorene Weiland – http://www.linkedin.com/in/doreneweiland

Yes. I’ve placed 23 people with clients in North Carolina (manufacturing and high tech) using LinkedIn. It’s the most useful tool out there to identify top talent. Amanda Moore -http://www.linkedin.com/in/doreneweiland

I have been hired by a contact initiated via LinkedIn and I believe I’ve helped a few people connect for new jobs too…
Anna Marshall -http://www.linkedin.com/in/annamarshall

LinkedIn is a great tool for that. I use LinkedIn daily as a recruiting tool. The added benefit is that my candidates can research me just as much as I can research them so that they know exactly whom they are working with. In a career move, its important to have that leverage.
Adam Staton -http://www.linkedin.com/in/adamstatonrecruitingconsultant

My present assignment was gained by a consultant who included me in his contacts some months ago. That connection contributes to get in contact with people from the same recruitment company.
I am convinced about the efficiency of a tool like LinkedIn to gain a job or an assignment. But the results depend mainly from you, by the usage you are doing of LinkedIn. Depend if you are using LinkedIn as a network tools or as a “phone book”.
Eric Saint-Guillain – http://www.linkedin.com/in/ericsaintguillain

yes – my latest job came through a connection in my network – been here for 18 months now 🙂
Guy Tweedale – http://www.linkedin.com/in/guytweedale

Yes, I answered a question like I am doing now (in the Q&A area of LinkeIn) and got regular work from a new client of mine with a logo and brochure. More work is coming. So does Linkedin bring work? The answer is yes. But you have to work Linkedin. Not sit on the sidelines.
Coby Neill – http://www.linkedin.com/pub/3/28/418

So what is your story, have you or someone you know gained work from using Linkedin. Let us hear your story!
– Martin Brossman Success Coach / Trainer / Author – http://www.linkedin.com/in/martinbrossman

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