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. hawk

    Big Deal !!!!

    October 18, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  2. chesapeakephil

    beware of palindrones

    October 18, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  3. Andy

    Irrelevant.

    October 18, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  4. Susan

    old news. she is on Linkedin for a long time.
    CNN sucks.
    She probably modified it to add "quitting" as her new achievement.

    October 18, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  5. gertie w

    biggest challenge faced by America? Getting rid of clowns like Mccain and Palin before they ruin what's left of our nation.

    October 18, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  6. Randy

    She doesn't have anything to say stupid is stupid does

    October 18, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  7. StevieB

    If it is a site for professionals, how did Palin get accepted when she has shown herself to be anything but in every job she has held?

    October 18, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  8. Jeff in SF

    I thought LinkedIn was for professionals?

    October 18, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  9. jas

    It is so refreshing that she is making herself available to all. Obama is only available for staged events where everyone agrees with him.

    October 18, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  10. JonDie

    Dear CNN,

    I have heard a rumor that Sarah Palin fell asleep inside a hot air balloon and was carried away to parts unknown.

    Since you are the best reporters on the planet, you might wish to get the scoop on this important developing story.

    October 18, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  11. lou

    I really do not need to know every move this woman makes. Please give it a rest, cnn. She will turn out to be the biggest media hoax of all. Yet you continue to give her air time.

    October 18, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  12. HJA

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

    Job inquiries- need a job to quit
    Expertise requests- have none, need some
    Business deals-Big paycheck from book deal, I want more!
    Reference requests-I want to be referred to as President
    She's just wanting attention. She's so far "out of touch" there is no coming back.

    October 18, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  13. Mad Cow

    If Sarah Palin wants to get lots of people interested in her site and get a lot of feedback, all she needs to do is borrow Meghan McCain's tank top.

    October 18, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  14. What Next?

    I'm going to sign my house plants up for LinkedIn. The goldfish are next.

    October 18, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  15. Joe citizen abroad

    Guess that's what you do when you quit your job with no prospects. There's always monster.com.

    October 18, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  16. jess Boldt

    No way would I hire her.

    October 18, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  17. Tim from Tampa

    Just don't expect to hire her for a long-term position.

    October 18, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  18. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    Wow Sarah, welcome to 2006! The great part about being on Linked In is seeing how many people you know for a fact to be unemployed who claim they are currently in a position of importance. Kinda like Sarah!

    October 18, 2009 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  19. Ballin'Palin

    Hahaha Yes. Can't wait till she gives up and just does porn.

    October 18, 2009 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  20. Susan

    She is only interested in a job if it : pays big money, allows her to set her own hours (preferably very part time, like the Alaska legislature), does not require her to tell the truth about or apologize for anything she does wrong, and does not require her to talk to the big bad journalists at ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, or CNN. I guess that leaves FOX. I'm trying to imagine who would hire her for her "expertise." In what? Self-promotion? Domestic terrorist sightings? Motherhood? Witch hunting? Beauty pageants?

    October 18, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  21. HarryB

    Will you PLEASE quit reporting everything that this birdbrain does? She feeds on your attention. She has nothing to offer her constituents; she has nothing to offer the world. Anyone who thinks that she is the answer to anything good is dumber than she is, and that's ging a long way!

    October 18, 2009 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  22. HarryB

    Will you PLEASE quit reporting everything that this birdbrain does? She feeds on your attention. She has nothing to offer her constituents; she has nothing to offer the world. Anyone who thinks that she is the answer to anything good is dumber than she is, and that's going a long way!

    October 18, 2009 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  23. tls

    What's scarier than having Bush Jr as president? This idiot! Unfortunately, there are a bunch of self-righteous republicans (especially women) who will vote for her because A.) she's republican and B.) she's a pretty woman. It doesn't take much to earn a republican's vote.

    October 18, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  24. GI Joe

    Typical – the less people want to see and hear from fools, the more they are there.

    Oh well.

    October 18, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  25. JSilver2th

    Levi Johnston is signing up too- includes his position as “Vice Presidential Candidate future son-in-law"...

    October 18, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
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