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. Gary Thinks

    that this isn't really news. CNN is slipping.

    October 18, 2009 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  2. David

    I just found out she joined this networking site many months ago.Why the delay in reporting it cnn?How about posting her facebook HC notes from yesterday instead.Now theres a story,gee I guess you do not like those posts that are criticle of HC plans.As well as the lack of transparency this administration some how forgot they mentioned last fall during the elections.You know c-span at meetings,posting bills 5 days online before singing them.

    October 18, 2009 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  3. John Starnes Tampa Florida

    Does she list that she has quit EVERY job she has held?

    October 18, 2009 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  4. bellablue

    And, exactly, what is in the resume that qualifies Sara Palin to be the President of the United States?????? Answer: NADA!! NOTHING!!
    She never qualified being a Governor!! And I could bet there are MANY citizens of Alaska, as well as other officials in Alaska, who wish they would have never heard of Sara Palin!!! This woman doesn't even have any expertise/experience in Political Science!!!

    October 18, 2009 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  5. Ryan

    Who cares. People are clinging to their jobs for dear life these days and this spoiled former beauty Queen gave hers up she's so comfy. Must be nice.

    October 18, 2009 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  6. James

    I bet it reads something like:

    I got knocked up before I was married
    I quit my job as a teacher
    I quit my job as a govenor
    I quit because I'm a quiter

    October 18, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  7. 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 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  8. STevie

    Where's the part about QUITTTING?

    October 18, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  9. Proud Republican

    Sarah Palin has good common sense and understands that the private free market business sector holds the key to our countries future. She will also tell you that our government is full of completely incompetent people and should be privatized out of existence. Government is the problem she will tell you, the private sector is the answer to our problems. This is why she resigned as governor and the rest of the Republican party is set to resign in the near future, they know that government is the problem!

    October 18, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  10. Rob

    I guess it really is a jobless recovery if she's got her resume out there.

    October 18, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  11. S M R

    Could this women even be able to handle a Assistant Manager Job at McDonalds? I THINK NOT!!!

    October 18, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  12. MatthewDetroit

    READ THE AP REPORT.

    Appears that the OBAMA WHITEHOUSE screwed up on what they thought RUSSIA would do. Yep the naive idiots thought that Russia was going to put pressure on Iran. What a joke.

    Barack you are an arrogant naive boy when it comes to International politics. Grow up fast kid.

    AP Quote:White House Misread Russia on Iran
    The Obama administration believed Russia was going to back sanctions against Iran, but may have spoken too soon.

    October 18, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  13. MatthewDetroit

    Great how the White House cant build any new jobs, cant fix the economy, and cant solve unemployment.
    But they spend every Sunday talking more about bankrupting the country with health care.

    Barack you have a 1.4 Trillion dollar debt for this year.
    Your estimate for next year is 1 Trillion more.
    Your estimate for the next three years is 1 trillion a year.

    Wow. Welcome to Venezuela fans of the great barack.

    October 18, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  14. Frisky

    The biggest challenge America faces is ignoring Sarah Palin til she goes away.

    October 18, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  15. CNN hopes for more Hate-Filled speech from bloggers

    The title should just read....

    "Here's a posting space so those who hate Sarah Palin for no real reason can start writing terrible hateful things about her here".

    There's obviously NO REASON for this to be news. This is the daily post so CNN can manipulate their viewers.

    I think Sarah Palin is an accomplished woman who was not given her career on a silver platter, like the Kennedy's get. She's earned a lot of respect each step of the way.

    Obviously, liberals hate happy attractive intelligent conservative women. They are a threat to their way of life and stop at nothing to tear them down.

    Rise above the CNN agenda!

    October 18, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  16. independent

    You've got to be kidding.

    October 18, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  17. Joe

    Is this a joke? Oh well I quit!!!!!!!

    October 18, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  18. So are many democrats... so what?

    Again, this is not news. CNN wants to give viewers a chance for you write hateful things about Sarah Palin.

    October 18, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  19. Guy

    How much is Palin paying CNN to keep her rubbish afloat. Every night it's something about Palin... does anyone else see this as weird?

    October 18, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  20. And...

    CNN, just like the balloon boy story you are focusing on mediocrity.

    October 18, 2009 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  21. T'SAH from Virginia

    Why would anyone hire her... She QUIT her first job as Governor – what makes you think she won't do it again!!!

    As bad as this economy is, people should be hired who really WANT and DESERVE the job and will not QUIT!!!

    October 18, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  22. bob

    What? No beauty pageant results?

    October 18, 2009 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  23. A 50-year Democrat no more. Now an independent with brains.

    NOW would you mind telling me what business is this of yours or anyones elses. This is getting ridiculous and I for one am sick of how the media and OBAMA IDIOTS hound this woman. Get a life.

    October 18, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  24. Joe

    3 out of 5 people who post their online resumes have better job qualifications than Palin.

    October 18, 2009 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  25. TangledThorns

    This is old news however Sarah Palin will add President of The United States in resume by 2013!!! She would make a far better President than the empty suit that's currently in the WH.

    October 18, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
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