it is to understand what are the basic skills which are mandatory or looked upon.
So you mean just to check what they're offering and not worry about 'friending' them, which is of course different to what you said before, as Monitor also noticed...
@raken8787: First you say use linkedin to get in touch, later to learn what skills others advertise.
Because I honestly don't understand what benefit a person gets from friending on job sites or Linked In unless offering some sort of service as a freelance to the person you friend.
In summary, then, it would seem your advice is to find a company that you want to work for and then check the skills and education of some member of staff already working there in a role you'd like so that you can see if your skills match. This assumes that the person you're checking isn't on the job site because they want to leave the company because it's a load of balls to work there...
Probably what you suggest, Raken, works for some people, somehow, or everyone wouldn't be at it sending Linked In invites and similar job site invites all the time.
Speaking personally as a Briton in Poland -- I found f*** all in the way of work available, and would strongly advise anyone coming over to thoroughly research what skills are in demand before investing time and money. There's a reason Poles piddle off to Eire, Germany and the UK, and it's because jobs aren't remotely easy to find in Poland and the academic bar is much higher to get into companies in Polska than it is, for example, in many Brit firms that I can think of except maybe a few in the City of London. That's because Polish corps have a much bigger choice of candidates with generally a better education than many of us foreigners. And, they generally make do with their own English speakers and don't particularly want natives. The openings are very, very
scarce even in cities, sans a fashionable specialism in IT or other very specialist stuff etc.
Before I came to Poland, I had no illusions. And that's just as well.
(But, probably if I was 30 or 25 with a decent IT specialism and reasonable English, I'd be OK if I persevered at recruitment firms.)