This LinkedIn Exec Earned Her Job Through ... LinkedIn

Krista Canfield

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When we sat down with Krista Canfield, LinkedIn’s senior corporate communications manager last week, we asked her how many people have landed jobs through the site. “We don’t keep track of those numbers,” she told us. “It’s too difficult to know. Did your status update get you the job, because it got the attention of an old colleague? Or was it the message you sent, that led to talking with a friend of a friend?”

If LinkedIn did quantify how many users landed jobs through the site, she’d be one of them.

While happily employed at a PR firm, she sent out a question via LinkedIn Answers, asking if anyone had been to Paris. An old colleague replied, and one thing led to another. Soon, she had an interview in Silicon Valley.



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