job churn & LinkedIn

I have, for what it is worth, 496 connections on LinkedIn. I don’t really use the platform. I used to post links to blog posts on it but it didn’t always seem to work so I figured it was a waste of time trying.

Just now I got an email from LinkedIn telling me that 117 of my connections have changed job in the past 12 months. Over 20%.  Is this high? It suggests that one average we change jobs every 5 years or so. Perhaps people that use LinkedIn are more  likely to change jobs because, from what I can see, one of the primary functions of the platform is to act as a recruiting service.

I don’t know but I thought it was worth a mention.

Published by Trefor Davies

Liver of life, father of four, CTO of trefor.net, writer, poet, philosopherontap.com

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  1. I started using it to utilise it for networking, however i seem to have a few recuitment consultants who have “friended” me. You can’t say no to them as you may find yourself on hard times. Setting up a worthwhile group seems to work.
    It feels like facebook etc now!

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