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How to handle LinkedIn job search when you have a job?

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Entry-Level Software Engineer at Taro Communitya month ago

Hi all. I am working at a contract role right now with a small startup that ends in less than 6 months. There is a chance to convert to full time, but they could also just end the contract.

I am confused about how to handle LinkedIn during this time.

Should I keep the open to work badge?

Currently I get a lot of reachouts on LinkedIn for interviews. I am not sure if that will change when I take the badge off.

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    Tech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero
    a month ago

    In this economy, it's much better to be safe than sorry. I actually think you should interview on the side, at least passively (I don't know how tough your contracting job currently is).

    However, I also think you should remove #OpenToWork for 2 reasons:

    1. I don't think that open signal helps. You can signal privately on LinkedIn that you're open to new opportunities. The green ring also feels tacky to me.
    2. It might be a negative signal to your current employer that you aren't impressed with them too much (which is why you're publicly open to jumping ship), and they will take this as a sign to not convert you to FTE.

    I hope this helps when it comes to interviewing: [Taro Top 10] Finding A Tech Job

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    Tech Lead/Manager at Meta, Pinterest, Kosei
    a month ago

    I agree with Alex: remove the open-to-work badge, but keep some warm leads for interviews, and have backup options as you near the end of the contract.

    Relatedly, figure out the likelihood of getting the full-time conversion by watching the [Masterclass] How To Navigate Your Performance Review In Tech

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