October 19th, 2009
08:44 AM ET
5 years ago

Sarah Palin joins LinkedIn

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has joined LinkedIn, a professional networking Web site.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has joined LinkedIn, a professional networking Web site.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sarah Palin has placed her resume on LinkedIn.

Known as the “Facebook for professionals,” LinkedIn is a social media site that displays more than 50 million people’s resumes and allows for virtual business networking for those interested in keeping in touch or finding a job. Palin’s resume includes her position as “Vice Presidential Candidate” for the 2008 election and goes back to 1992 where she was the Council Member for the Wasilla City Council.

LinkedIn lists years of employment as well; her profile says Palin was the governor of the State of Alaska for two years and seven months.

Palin also notes that she is interested in “Job inquiries, expertise requests, business deals, reference requests, and getting back in touch.”

Her 2008 running mate John McCain joined LinkedIn during the campaign to participate in “LinkedIn Answers,” a part of the site where people can ask questions and get answers from professionals. McCain asked, “What is the biggest challenge America faces?”

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soundoff (175 Responses)
  1. Michael

    "Ruined hopes for Republican presidential running mate;
    Quit job in public service amid allegations of corruption, embezzlement and dereliction of duty; helped the lunatic fringe to take control of the Republican Party and steer it over a cliff"

    Better hope the book is a best-seller.

    October 18, 2009 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  2. joe

    Maybe she could get a job in a Dolt factory?

    October 18, 2009 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  3. CM

    Did Ms Palin put on her resume that she not only quit as governor, but that she quit five colleges (research) and the position of VP she lost and was partly responsible for McCain losing. Be truthful on resumes; sooner or later the truth will pervail. People are not afraid of her they are afraid that the unqualified could try for a run, but until then she is constantly in the news. I thought she did not like the media. But she hides behind facebook, her pacs and now Linkedln.

    October 18, 2009 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  4. Slick Nick

    A fair number of comments about Mrs. Palin appear to me to be comming from women hating democratic socialists.

    October 18, 2009 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  5. shelley

    Boy, you folks really need to grow up. I wouldn't vote for her (and I am a woman and registered as a republican) but who cares? Our country is headed down the sewer and CNN wants to report this crap?

    October 18, 2009 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  6. Ginobili

    I think I have heard enough of this

    October 18, 2009 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  7. JWS

    All together now, it is just Sara Palin, there is nothing for us to fear, nothing to fear, nothing to fear, ...fear........fear........................

    October 18, 2009 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  8. CM

    Did Ms Palin put on her resume that she not only quit as governor, but that she quit five colleges (research) and the position of VP she lost . Be truthful on resumes; sooner or later the truth will pervail. People are not afraid of her they are afraid that the unqualified could try for a run, but until then she is constantly in the news. I thought she did not like the media. But she hides behind facebook, her pacs and now Linkedln.

    October 18, 2009 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  9. RRRUSA

    Wonder how many days it took her to figure out the website? Or...did her ghostwriter setup the LinkedIn account, just like they wrote her 'book'?
    This woman does nothing for herself......does not see any task through to the end......or anything from the start.......she joins things in the middle and quits before the end.....a TRUE bozette!
    Palin puts herself off as 'a woman of the people available to all...but remember to have the charity dinner with her, you had to pass a Background Check'....so this is all the spin of her publicist...this woman is NOT accessible, is not friendly, is not a person of the people...she is a political hack seeking advancement only for herself...don't be naive.

    October 18, 2009 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  10. Alaskan

    Who cares? What kind of jobs is she looking for? She does not like to work for Alaskan people as Governor, then what kind of jobs is she trying to work have job then quit again? forget it.

    October 18, 2009 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  11. paul

    I wonder if the Resume included – "Many hours of keeping an eye on Russia from my porch".

    October 18, 2009 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  12. I'm a Liberal-You got a problem with that?

    I find it interesting that people find a way to turn this article into an excuse to slam President Obama (you know, the guy who handily beat McCain and this twit). I also find it amusing that most of them spell "Nobel" incorrectly when criticizing the President. It's not Noble, morons.

    October 18, 2009 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  13. James E

    Do I really care that Palin on a social networking site for professionals? Unfortunately, her backgrounds needs lots to be desired so not hiring her at any time soon...

    NOTE TO CNN: Stop reporting on her because she has not been able to articulate without referring to someone's quote to make her point..

    October 18, 2009 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  14. Tdom8890

    Really? This is what CNN considers news? Didn't the whitehouse just accuse FOX of not being a news network? This is sad. I'm no palin fan but anyone who isn't a brainwashed by the left or the right can see CNN"s obsession with her. It's sad really. She wasn't cut out for national politics but she was good at the local level. Meanwhile...Biden is 10 times more of an idiot than she is and I don't see CNN hammering him?

    October 18, 2009 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  15. Andrew

    CNN is obsessed with Sarah Palin. I guess it's ok. A little excessive but ok.

    October 18, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    I will alert McDonalds.

    October 18, 2009 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  17. Big Ed

    Continuing to prove that not only is she inexperienced, she is also an incompetent moron!

    October 18, 2009 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  18. PALIN/BACHMANN 2012!!!

    If the libs and moderates weren't so scared of her they wouldn't always be saying such bad things!!! They know a strong Real American woman who believes in her ideology is exactly who is going to be our next POTUS!!!

    October 18, 2009 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  19. Karen

    She had a great job and walked away from it mid-term!

    October 18, 2009 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  20. kd

    CNN, can a day please go by without you reporting that Sarah Palin went to the bathroom? Please?!?

    October 18, 2009 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  21. Guy

    Breaking News! Sarah Palin has Fox News as homepage! More at 11!

    October 18, 2009 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  22. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I wouldn't hire a QUITTER.

    October 18, 2009 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  23. Billy-Bob-Earl-Darrel-Darryl 12 Pak_Capt. James T. Kirk in a Pink TuTu

    We have Paris Hilton to thank for people like Palin. She showed us that all it takes is being "hot" and you're in. One look at her weak resume and the thought of her advancing in politics any further is simply terrifying.

    October 18, 2009 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  24. Chuck

    Anyone can create an account on LinkedIn, and claim that they are Mickey Mouse, Jim Morrison, or Jesus Christ, without having to actually prove their identity. Before I'd ever post an article like this I'd at least ensure that the person behind the LinkedIn account is truly who they say they are. When Barack was campaigning for president, a coworker of mine got "linkedin" to Barack. I read that someone on his staff created the account and monitored it for him.

    October 18, 2009 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  25. I am Newt's ex wife

    This quitter and cheat had better call on Fox......you know....where you need no training or expereince ....just a BIG mOUTH and can rant and rave about right wing lunacy........or maybe Wildlife magazine needs some features on Mooose poaching....er....I mean hunting.

    Of course "circus clown" fits her as well!!!!

    October 18, 2009 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
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