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I think it merits a thread, not only because its turned into a woke ground for posting shite about diversity, inclusivity and equality, but also because some of the people on there have amusing names and job titles.

This one has just viewed my profile

Snehal Shitole​

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Email Marketing Research Analyst at Logichron Services Corporation

Unfortunate.
 
Linkedin in the CP realm is a breeding ground for bloaters, walts and all round billy bullshitters. If it wasn't for the fact that it's a good platform for work I would truly chin it the fûck off.
 
I only use it to signal to recruiters that I've got bored of whichever Dilbert style corporation I've been working at too long

And so the spamming from agents if inappropriate jobs begins

Its better for finding jobs going on the market though, betweem that and Jobserve and Indeed is usually enough
 

theoriginalphantom

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Its turning into professional faceache, it's going to be another site to leave soon.
 
I've not seem Forest Fr1ends on Linked In yet, at least faceache had that
 

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I'm on it quite a lot but in a relatively senior mgt role I have to behave & not act the cnut. Its a shame at times cos there are some top grade bellends who i'd love to tear into with the bollocks they spout. I do have a piss take of some of the posts that the Army profile page posts though. Can have some good banter with a few other mongs who wear/wore green despite the professional cap needing to be worn at all times.

On a serious note though, i would struggle to do a small part of my job without the platform, it is a good tool.
 
I joined it years ago when I was on the lookout for another job, and now I can't use it for that as all the upper management at my current place have linked with me so if I changed my settings to "open to work" they would see it and I would no doubt find myself in one of those awkward conversations with one of them about my commitment to the business etc.
Most of the people on there seem to be just back slapping themselves on how good at their job they think they are, companies showing off how woke and amazing to work for they are, and thousands of recruiters who seem to change agencies every five minutes. Oh and it constantly badgers you with notifications that invariably turn out to be "someone looked at your profile" but it doesn't say who, or some irrelevant news story.
 
if I changed my settings to "open to work" they would see it and I would no doubt find myself in one of those awkward conversations with one of them about my commitment to the business
You can set the 'open to work' status to be only visible to recruiters. Here's mine (Job Title and photo redacted):

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LE
Some of the specialist groups are very useful but so much self serving BS from half wits it is becoming less useful and downright annoying when contacts flick on dross:

"I am humbled, honoured and excited to today be joining the great team at the WC Coupling Division of Global Sanitaryware Inc. as junior product tester...."

No. Fcuk off.
 

theoriginalphantom

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Some of the specialist groups are very useful but so much self serving BS from half wits it is becoming less useful and downright annoying when contacts flick on dross:

"I am humbled, honoured and excited to today be joining the great team at the WC Coupling Division of Global Sanitaryware Inc. as junior product tester...."

No. Fcuk off.


I may put ' I'm glad to have escaped the fuckwits at XXXXx XXXX '
 
The issue I had with that is that I know our HR team have access to the 'recruiter' settings on there as they recruit externally for the business so would still see my profile come up.
They've thought of that - click the 'down' arrow at the bottom of the profile and you get the following:

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In theory, if your HR people are listed at your current company, they shouldn't see it.
 

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The issue I had with that is that I know our HR team have access to the 'recruiter' settings on there as they recruit externally for the business so would still see my profile come up.

Our "Recruiting" team constantly trawl LinkedIn and post up jobs.

It is all they do. Until they have to admit defeat and go out to our panel of three specialist agencies after six weeks of wasted time.

The agencies then feed them the candidates we have been informally briefed on and indicated may be of interest.

It's like having to work around the family idiot
 
Its turning into professional faceache, it's going to be another site to leave soon.

I have, I think, 3, maybe 4 connections. I really have no need for it, about once a year someone will message me through there as they have lost, or forgotten my email, thats about it for me.

On to your faceache comment: The Mrs uses it as a work recruitment tool, she pays a fortune to buy the enhanced services to help with said recruitment - which she says has been showing signs of desperation for a few years. Generally though she says that it has changed from a professional site for professional individuals to a meeting spot and messaging spot for social gathering and commenting.
 
I only use it to signal to recruiters that I've got bored of whichever Dilbert style corporation I've been working at too long

And so the spamming from agents if inappropriate jobs begins

Its better for finding jobs going on the market though, betweem that and Jobserve and Indeed is usually enough
So I wasn't being headhunted for that job as chief engineer on a deep sea oil drilling platform because I listed my swimming badge in Cubs in 1966 as a 'Skill'?

Gutted :frustrated:
 

RBMK

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LI is becoming far too bloated with virtue signalling and adverts. Mostly I just check it out every few days for messages & contacts.

I do, however, find it useful to be able to check out the status of various people including job applicants (some of whom have CVs that differ widely from their LI profile), customers, just to make sure that they are above board, and work offers, some of which turn out to be genuine.

I've filtered out several job applicants from their LI profile including the Nigerian one whose education and job history had obviously been bigged up on the CV he sent to us.

It's also useful to allow potential customers to check me out - and my LI profile is 100% consistent with my CV, other than my CV contains more detail of my skills.

I also quite enjoy chinning off the recruiters who obviously haven't read my profile properly and have just done a keyword search. These plonkers usually offer me the kind of job and salary that I had 25 - 30 years ago.

ETA, the rot set in when M$ bought it.
 

Helm

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I chinned it off a while back, was getting way too many weird and dubious job offers. Most of which had nothing to do with any of the fields I've ever worked in.
 
Agree with all above.
It did use to be a work networking site. At least I think that’s what it was supposed to be?

Now it has:
Wokeratti fuckwits
People posting what they ate today?! Why?
People posting their pets
People actually trying to collect connections (500+). But for no real reason.
People bigging up what they do, but really they’re Himmler74
And a load of other dimwit dinlows.

Hurumph.
 
I would say, in defence of it, I got my current job through LinkedIn - and have also shared job opportunities that have appeared in my network to others who have gone on to get them.

What annoys me, is the "Connection liked a picture of someone's cat sitting on a keyboard; we now want you to look at it as well" stuff that it pumps on my timeline. I don't want that.
 

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