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    Default Pimp wants to be my LinkedIn buddy

    This happens all the time. I just say yeah on the phone then ignore the email when it comes.

    Is there any harm to accepting these? Is there any benefit? Surely as a paid member they can all read my profile anyway.

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    I reckon it does no harm. But say no to facebook!

    Best thing about linkedin is linking to my manager at work - then updating my status to job hunting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macavity View Post
    This happens all the time. I just say yeah on the phone then ignore the email when it comes.

    Is there any harm to accepting these? Is there any benefit? Surely as a paid member they can all read my profile anyway.
    I always ignore them, In the past I have had an agent contact one of my linkedln connected managers, a fellow contractor, to fill the position which I had just left

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    I have always accepted this from pimps I have done business with. Then last week I received this:

    Just seen your update on Linked In. Could you not have contacted me about ClientCo [worked at 2 years ago via this agent] bearing in mind our past and the contact I made with you below and that you knew I worked with them still?

    Just thought it would have been the decent thing to do.

    Good Luck anyway !
    And after I politely explain the circumstances, do I get an apology? No, further questions about why he might not have been given the business re Clientco.
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    I find that a lot of my clients prefer me NOT to have agents added.

    If I find an agent that I think is "different" from the norm, I usually have no problems adding them.

    I've contracted at some really wellknown companies and in the very early days of Linked In, I did get a lot of complaints from an old hiring manager that they were being swamped.

    Whilst I take that approach, I do have a friend whos totally open on linked in and he swears by it; his belief is that there's no point adding old clients that you've already worked with; you want new opportunities.

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    I always accept, can do no harm, but I make sure my contact list is hidden so they can't see who else I am connected to directly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    I always accept, can do no harm, but I make sure my contact list is hidden so they can't see who else I am connected to directly.
    +1
    Fiscal nomad it's legal.

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    I ignore them all.

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    Link to agents and block my contacts!

    Saves me having to e-mail them all when looking for work I just update my status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    I always accept, can do no harm, but I make sure my contact list is hidden so they can't see who else I am connected to directly.
    I didn't know you could do that.
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