Is LinkedIn useful for translators?

Update to this post: Make sure to read the comments for some excellent tips on how to use LinkedIn effectively.

This is just a brief request for input: is LinkedIn useful for translators? I set up a LinkedIn profile last year, around the time I started expanding my base of direct clients. Since then I’ve fleshed out my profile to include this blog, and it’s been fun and interesting to connect with other translators through the site and its groups that I’ve joined. However, I’ve never received a contact from a prospective client via LinkedIn, nor have I seen any translation jobs (regardless of the language) posted on LinkedIn’s job boards. This makes me wonder if I need to use the site in a different way, or if LinkedIn is not the right online gathering place for translators?

24 Responses to “Is LinkedIn useful for translators?”
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