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. Richard

    I live in Alaska and would not support her for dog catcher at this point.

    October 18, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  2. Patriot

    I could use someone to clean my toilet and do my ironing.....

    October 18, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  3. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    How about Palin's profile of how to be a quitter, how you too can see Russia from your backyard, how to grow a brain and if you don't blame it on someone else, how to let your childrens' boyfriends live with you, how not to master proper English, how you can get a degree in journalism after 8 years of college, how to cheat tax payers, etc.

    October 18, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  4. Lucy

    Isn't this a bit pathetic? Why is she using a service for college kids

    October 18, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  5. Simmy

    Can lipstick on Linkedln improve its persona?

    October 18, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  6. Bill

    Who cares?

    October 18, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  7. victim of republican greed

    Why won't some wingnut CEO hire her to get her off Alaska welfare?

    October 18, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  8. virginia voter

    Please, please, make this nut case go away.

    October 18, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  9. Patty in California

    There goes the LinkedIn neighborhood.....

    October 18, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  10. Kimberly from Hawaii

    Sarah Palin is a joke.

    October 18, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  11. Linda

    Wal-Mart is looking for a seasonal greeter for the holidays...she'd be perfect for the job!

    October 18, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  12. Nea

    I really think she loves being in the spotlight but cannot stand to be criticized, So in doing so she make boost her popularity.

    October 18, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  13. Sean

    Hmmm I do think there is an opening at Arby's. Thats typically the place for Community college grads like Sarah Palin.

    October 18, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  14. Oy Vey

    Two years seven months? ... what is that? ... two or three whelpings?

    And business deals? ... like eco-tourism in Alaska? Sage to the masses?

    No no wait, I got it ... I can see a vast chain if Sara's School of Grammar spreading like dandelions.

    What a plug for LinkedIn though ... huh? ... like an albatross ... LOL

    October 18, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  15. Josh

    You know, I wish instead of CNN simply reporting that she said this and that nonsense, they would point out whether or not any of it is actually true, or elaborate on it just a little bit. I have seen all kinds of stories on the health care bill, and NONE of them actually report in anything but the most superficial of detail on what the bill will actually do, what the consequences will be, what the benefits will be, etc.

    Instead we get a story about this idiot starting a Linkedln account and some crap about what nonsense she said about health care. THANKS.

    October 18, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  16. H-Town

    Yawn....wha...what?......oh.....who cares. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    October 18, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  17. carol

    There is a lot between the lines in that resume!!!!!

    October 18, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  18. David

    I think she is going to take a corperate job.I just cant see this woman sitting around each day,no matter how much cash see is earning.As Govenor she was on the go 24-7.Something tells me she misses being on the go 24-7.My guess in the next few months she will be working in the buisness world,doing political stuff on the side.Its just in her nature to keep busy.I could be wrong but who knows?I just read her latest FB post.Again she is right on target,its a great article to the point.I hear fancy talk everyday off a teleprompter that makes as much sense as all the confusion in DC.This bill that bill,this cost #,that cost #.Secret meetings,amendments,kaos at its best.It is great to go read common sense in her clear words at Facebook.If government listened to her they would all have nothing to do.Gee maybe thats why they dont.

    October 18, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Does her resume include the fact that she's a quiter?

    October 18, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  20. Keith in Austin

    You GO Sarah! Already, more people support YOU than Bozo the Nobleist'

    October 18, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  21. Jackson

    would not hire her

    October 18, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  22. bc

    What happened to her agenda to "advocate for issues important" to her?

    October 18, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  23. mk

    Professional what? Liar? Expertise request? She may be capable of helping a teen with a local beauty pagent, you know, how to flub around a real answer, or how to get an organization to buy you and your family a boatload of new designer clothes. You betcha! wink, wink, wink. PUKE.

    October 18, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  24. Ken in NC

    This is funny. This lady had a job, quit it and now she is back in the job market looking. I thought the process was to look for a job, find a job and then quit the other job. Oh well who knows how the space between her ears is wired.

    October 18, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  25. Bev

    Expertise requests?

    October 18, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
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