LinkedIn?

Discussion in 'General Education' started by hatima, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. hatima

    hatima Devotee

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    (not sure where to post this thread)

    Would it be benificial to create a LinkedIn profile for teaching? Or is this site more for business oriented proffessionals?
     
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  3. catnfiddle

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    I've never bothered with LinkedIn. When I was still job hunting, I spent my energy filling out the forms for my state's Department of Education job bank. If your state / region works with REAP, work on that as well.
     
  4. JustMe

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    I know of no teachers who have used it, but other professional friends have. Not sure if was actually beneficial, though.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    I have a LinkedIn account...I'm not looking for a job, though I do like to maintain 'professional contact' with others in a way that other networks such as FB don't fulfill.
     
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    Many teachers around me have accounts. Not sure that they are using it to job hunt, but I can't imagine this being harmful in the process.
     
  7. hatima

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    Thank you everyone. I have my undergrad in general education and am a few months from getting my master's in Special Education. Some of the state uses REAP (not APS). I did get a few interviews using REAP. Rural schools and the idea of teaching outside the city does interest me.
     
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    What do you hope to accomplish with a LinkedIn account?

    I don't have one and am not really interested in getting one. I don't really know much about it, except that it seems like the only people I know who have one are business professionals.
     
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    I only got one so I could contact a former teacher of mine who now works for The College Board. I couldn't find contact info for her on their website, so I joined so I could message her that way.
     

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