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How do you all view the green “open to work” circle that LinkedIn adds to your photo when you’re looking for a job? After having it on mine for a week, I now feel desperate, like I’m at the mercy of everyone else and the only reason I’m reaching out to anyone is for them to help me. I know it’s optional to use it, but that’s what struck me. Does anyone else feel this way, or is it just my extreme pride and insecurity...

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There’s no shame in being open to work. The point of LinkedIn is to network and look for new job opportunities. Why be ashamed of showing that you are open to new opportunities? That’s literally one of the key purposes of using LinkedIn.

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I really like it. If I see a person with the green ribbon is posting or commenting, I like, I comment, and if the post is about looking for a job I share it.

That green ribbon says you need a visibility boost, I don't have a job to give you but I can help you be seen.

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I’m glad there are generous thinkers like you in the world!

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Because sometimes you want to connect with people or network. But when you see green, it feels like there’s only one thing that person could want from you.

It also gives away any leverage you may have, and allow employers to low ball you if they know you’re desperate for a job.

Again, all possibly stemming from insecurity.

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We are in the middle of a global pandemic and tons of people are losing jobs (even LinkedIn had layoffs recently) so many people are looking for jobs and probably using this setting. I don’t think it’s bad to utilize a setting that could help you get a job. However, if an employer were to lowball you because you have this setting on, would you even want to work for them?

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I had it up and the thing that alerts recruiters that I’m open. I got flooded with opportunities from great companies.

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Isn’t everyone “open to work” if the right offer comes along? I once had the “job seeker” setting turned on, and it just increased my spam dramatically. I’m not sure anyone is filling a legitimate job by limiting their search to people with an open to work setting. The only motivation would be to find someone cheap. You’re better off contact companies you’re interested in.

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I just realized what that was today. I thought I was a gimmick at first, but then realized it was on multiple profiles. So, I guess it made me see multiple people as the same person? It’s a bit of a cheap looking graphic too. Kinda wish there was something better tbh.

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