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LinkedIn? by PhoebeClenninglet.sgml - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 20:42:22 EST ID:fVWGPSRj No.120864 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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4 months with a stupid CS degree and no job.

I don't like Social Media, but I've been recommended from websites + friends to set up a LinkedIn profile.

What do you guys think? Anyone succumbed to it?
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PhineasCunningworth.bfc - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:19:53 EST ID:3siRK+Bo No.120870 Ignore Report Quick Reply
LinkedIn is basically a spot for company non-tech recruiters to find workers.
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PhoebeClenninglet.sgml - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:12:36 EST ID:fVWGPSRj No.120871 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120870
So if I want a job finally I should use it?
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JohnGibberfoot.grp - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:14:06 EST ID:PUbnWT1r No.120873 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120871
If you really want a job, if you really haven't found one in almost half a year, why the fuck are you thinking so much about this? Literally all you have to do is register a profile. Why the fuck are you thinking about this for days? What's the worst that can happen to you if you do it?
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PhineasClaydock.fla - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:38:58 EST ID:6CR/BRdh No.120874 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120864
I feel strange that you can't find a job with a CS degree

After I got mine 3 years ago, I got shitload of recruiter e-mails every day, even before I finished

You have to actively try to be unemployed with CS degree I guess
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NigelClemblekurk.asp - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 23:54:01 EST ID:SmETnUvB No.120879 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120873
Well LinkedIn is the industry leader in fucking with your privacy, using every UX dark pattern imaginable to get your email password so they can send automated spam from your email.
By all accounts it's pioneered every privacy invasion that facebook followed.

>>120864
- Fact #1 HR people don't know shit about how to do their job. It's not their fault; no one knows.
- Fact #2 LinkedIn is a meme among HR people from PR campaigns.
- Fact #3 Everyone lies on LinkedIn and circle jerks each other to make themselves look better like Black Mirror S03E01.
- Fact #4 No software recruiter who actually knows anything about software development takes LinkedIn seriously. Expect requests that you be proficient in G.I.T. or have +10 years exp in swift.

You probably have been told already to deliver custom tailored, standout resumes for each job application. That's what got me my position but all I did was repeat >scala >scala >scala >scala >scala >scala >scala >scala >scala under the every relevant experience section and change the file name to MY-NAME_SCALA-SCALA-SCALA.pdf. Point is career advisers were right about delivering standout resumes but not in any way they could explain or understand because they are vanilla milquetoast book nerds.
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OP - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:51:31 EST ID:fVWGPSRj No.120899 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120879
Lol. Funny advice. I won't use LinkedIn.

Well, I want to know how that guy ^ was getting recruiter emails.
Give job.
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WilliamShakeman.tga - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:52:30 EST ID:ud0uGBxZ No.120900 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Indeed and Monster are good sites for finding jobs.
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BarnabyGandernidge.rtf - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:56:07 EST ID:sTImaIHN No.120902 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Not CS, in /chem/.

I got around 10-15 phone interviews and 3-4 in person interviews through linkedin. No takers so far.

Really frustrating. But I've gotten better prospects from Linkedin than anywhere else. Most places I've applied to without representation result in, "Thank you for applying, we will reach out if our employment demands change. Good luck on your search."

Maybe I'm just a terrible interviewer. I dunno.

Would you guys recommend a Master in CS? I've been studying for the GRE since being unemployed. Did well in fortran, never really looked at it otherwise.

And is C++/Java+Python worth studying?
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BadWulf - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:37:09 EST ID:8Vhgh6zO No.120927 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120879

This guy is mostly right but I would say that LinkedIn is useful exactly because HR people don't know shit and use LinkedIn to find people.

My wife looked for work all summer after graduating with her undergrad in CS. Come august she finally setup her LinkedIn crap and got a bunch of interviews and found a good software development job that she has enjoyed and worked at for the last year.

LinkedIn is very useful for small companies.

That being said I've never used it myself. I work in R&D at the doctoral level in a very niche field so I don't look for work, work looks for me.

Anyway, finding jobs is a playing probabilities as well. If you assume that you have some small chance with every application, sending out a large number of applications nearly assures that you will find something assuming you wrote your resume/CV/application reasonably well.

I came here for porn, why am I replying to people about jobs?
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BadWulf - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:49:39 EST ID:8Vhgh6zO No.120928 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120902

If you want to get an MS, i.e., with a thesis then you will need to know what you want to research in advanced. At least the field that is. No graduate program will take you seriously if you aren't adamant about what you want to work on.

If you want to get an MCS, i.e., coursework only, then by all means go for it. This could be a great opportunity for you to spread your wings. It will cost you however.

Rather than studying a specific language I suggest learning more about computer science in general, algorithms, complexity theory, data structures etc. These concepts transcend language and indeed will need to be known regardless of which are you working with.
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CorneliusSeddleham.sea - Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:12:59 EST ID:gP03tV2f No.120929 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120927
>I came here for porn, why am I replying to people about jobs?


I lol'd hard. Guess you lost your way??


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