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LinkedIn has become one big bragging/boasting party

It's truly jumped the shark, and is basically now Facebook w polkhighrb12/29/18
Weird, I used to think linkedin was worthless but now it see therewillbeblood12/29/18
Smart move. polkhighrb12/29/18
At some point you just have to join the narcissism parade. therewillbeblood12/29/18
The inspirational quotes and crap like that are bad too. sexbro12/29/18
Oh yeah, those are pretty nauseating. polkhighrb12/29/18
It's just a checkbox to help determine whether you're "a goo bigwags12/29/18
Excellent causapropism. phosita01/03/19
I have got so many numbers from young attractive chicks push tuliotanaka12/29/18
There's an article making it's way around the Link right now polkhighrb12/29/18
check out the reply from Rashi Akki, founder and CEO of Ag-G mrlollipop12/30/18
I thought that people that posted on LinkedIn were unemploye doublefriedchicken12/29/18
LOL. A lot of personal acquintances in LinkedIn are indeed e williamdrayton12/29/18
never had an account myself kenco12/29/18
Why is this so surprising. Do you go to a job interview and batman12/29/18
The only point of any social media is to brag/boast. trickydick12/29/18
I've gotten several contract jobs from LinkedIn, and been co shithead12/30/18
The only thing I have ever used it for is introductions of o persius12/30/18
One of the other insufferable things there are the comments kickflipninja12/30/18
This x1000. My homepage feed has a post of a college student turde01/03/19
polkhighrb (Dec 29, 2018 - 2:58 pm)

It's truly jumped the shark, and is basically now Facebook with a slight "work-related" theme. It's just become an avenue to boast about your company, your professional organization, your volunteering efforts....using the typical buzzwords/phrases such as "I'm truly humbled to work for such an amazing organization", "I'm so fortunate to work in a place that empowers me to innovate in solving business and societal challenges" yada yada, you get what I'm saying.

The same Facebook-like humble brags and insecurities apply. Stuff that people will say in print/online but not in person, because ya know, these things sound beyond silly during actual conversations.

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therewillbeblood (Dec 29, 2018 - 7:41 pm)

Weird, I used to think linkedin was worthless but now it seems it actually does seem to work. My SO has gotten a number of people contacting her through it with jobs. Though it is definitely a bragging/boasting thing, I gave in and threw my academic qualifications after my name so it throws it in people's faces.

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polkhighrb (Dec 29, 2018 - 7:57 pm)

Smart move.

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therewillbeblood (Dec 29, 2018 - 8:20 pm)

At some point you just have to join the narcissism parade.

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sexbro (Dec 29, 2018 - 3:06 pm)

The inspirational quotes and crap like that are bad too.

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polkhighrb (Dec 29, 2018 - 7:39 pm)

Oh yeah, those are pretty nauseating.

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bigwags (Dec 29, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

It's just a checkbox to help determine whether you're "a good fit" as your resume passes through the HR rubicon.

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phosita (Jan 3, 2019 - 2:41 pm)

Excellent causapropism.

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tuliotanaka (Dec 29, 2018 - 4:34 pm)

I have got so many numbers from young attractive chicks pushing that stuff on there.

Send a request with:

"Wow! _____, I saw your inspirational post and it got me thinking about ______ in my own life. Shooting you an invite because you inspired me so much ___"


Then you go in for the kill.

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polkhighrb (Dec 29, 2018 - 7:42 pm)

There's an article making it's way around the Link right now that is all about how smart people "sabotage" their careers by being so smart:

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/news/smart-peoples-blindspot-4821090/

It's funny because a bunch of people are commenting with things like "Oh I can totally relate to this..." haha, basically saying they are super intelligent in a back-handed way.

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mrlollipop (Dec 30, 2018 - 8:09 am)

check out the reply from Rashi Akki, founder and CEO of Ag-Grid Energy

"I totally relate to this article. It took me many years to figure out my blind spots that all related to “too smart for your own good”. I learnt a lot on the way but it took me a long time to figure it out.
Things that not so smart people learn very early on is to rely on others. Smart kids miss to learn that early on and then the rest of the world has to teach them over time. Downside is that some may never learn and end up paying a pretty high price for it in their life."

LOL

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doublefriedchicken (Dec 29, 2018 - 8:59 pm)

I thought that people that posted on LinkedIn were unemployed.

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williamdrayton (Dec 29, 2018 - 9:10 pm)

LOL. A lot of personal acquintances in LinkedIn are indeed employed.

And in my experience, most of the recruiters are Tanjit in Bangalore calling from a new jersey area code and working on a third-party commission
He likely knows nothing about the job or the company.

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kenco (Dec 29, 2018 - 9:13 pm)

never had an account myself

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batman (Dec 29, 2018 - 9:32 pm)

Why is this so surprising. Do you go to a job interview and act all humble and modest, "yea, I did graduate with a 4.0 GPA but that was due to having really great teachers" or do you toot your own horn as much as possible?

Or if you want some chick to go out with you, are you going to say "I'm a pretty honest dude but I've also cheated on a couple of girlfriends" or are you going to try to present the "best" you, even if it means massaging the truth a bit?

People point to social media bragging as if this is something that's CAUSED by social media, but it's human nature. What the heck do you think people were doing 10-20 years ago when they got together socially? Talk about how much their lives suck and how they can't afford rent?

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trickydick (Dec 29, 2018 - 10:22 pm)

The only point of any social media is to brag/boast.

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shithead (Dec 30, 2018 - 11:45 am)

I've gotten several contract jobs from LinkedIn, and been cold-contacted by law-firm recruiters for permanent positions too. LinkedIn has been very useful for me. I don't spend a lot of time finessing my profile on it, but do make sure that it's updated. I can understand why someone with secure, long-term employment wouldn't see the utility of it, but if you're a contractor or unemployed, it's indispensable.

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persius (Dec 30, 2018 - 12:11 pm)

The only thing I have ever used it for is introductions of one person to another. It can be helpful to email someone’s linked in profile link so whoever you are connecting the person with can see their picture and get a sense of their background.

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kickflipninja (Dec 30, 2018 - 12:43 pm)

One of the other insufferable things there are the comments to "Influencer" articles. Or comments to any kind of article or story. They are often barely related to the article and they're mostly just Pakistani prole wisdom. It annoys me to no end.

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turde (Jan 3, 2019 - 2:34 pm)

This x1000. My homepage feed has a post of a college student bragging about his straight A report card.

Most of the articles are thinly-veiled advertisements. The Big 4 are particularly bad with this.

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