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Piobaire

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I finally am able to summarize how I feel about one's feed on LinkedIn.

It's like everyone is trying to create a constant scroll of those horrible business motivational posters.
 

Omega Male

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I finally am able to summarize how I feel about one's feed on LinkedIn.

It's like everyone is trying to create a constant scroll of those horrible business motivational posters.
I'm only connected to one seriously rich rich dude (like multi-billionaire) on LinkedIn -- we worked together in banking in London in the 1990s and he went on to found his own hedge fund. His feed is wall to wall obvious high-class hookers and he accepts all their requests, no fux given. (Actually, probably lots of fux received, if you follow me.)
 

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I'm only connected to one seriously rich rich dude (like multi-billionaire) on LinkedIn -- we worked together in banking in London in the 1990s and he went on to found his own hedge fund. His feed is wall to wall obvious high-class hookers and he accepts all their requests, no fux given. (Actually, probably lots of fux received, if you follow me.)
When I was ensconced in my long term gig I didn't pay much attention to LinkedIn. Then I felt like there were two types of people on LinkedIn: those that were useful to know, and those that wanted to know them. I was useful to know. After I became an unemployed bum I started accepting connect invitations, etc. and figured it was just good as some sort of TOMA thing. I soon hated it and just today figured out why.
 

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Back in my big 4 accounting days, I linkedin a bunch of people. That's what you were expected to do along with repost a bunch of firm bullshit.

Now, I don't give a fuck about anyone on linkedin unless it's an actual coworker sending me an invite. Most of my feed turned into Facebook with a bunch of idiots arguing politics.
 

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When I was ensconced in my long term gig I didn't pay much attention to LinkedIn. Then I felt like there were two types of people on LinkedIn: those that were useful to know, and those that wanted to know them. I was useful to know. After I became an unemployed bum I started accepting connect invitations, etc. and figured it was just good as some sort of TOMA thing. I soon hated it and just today figured out why.
It feels like it has gotten much worse. Lots of obviously fake stories like how someone gave $5 to a homeless guy who turned it into $1B in 6mo and now they won't accept anything from said newly minted billionaire.

Also a lot more politics creeping in. Lots of CEOs who think their political opinions matter.
 

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I'm sure there's some good reason that they couldn't just be a place for people to post jobs and apply for jobs, but for the life of me I can't come up with it.
 

ter1413

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Who the fuck needs Linkedin. I'm on SF!
 

patrickBOOTH

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When I was ensconced in my long term gig I didn't pay much attention to LinkedIn. Then I felt like there were two types of people on LinkedIn: those that were useful to know, and those that wanted to know them. I was useful to know. After I became an unemployed bum I started accepting connect invitations, etc. and figured it was just good as some sort of TOMA thing. I soon hated it and just today figured out why.
I never really paid much attention to LinkedIn other than occasionally looking were other coworkers who left my firm ended up. I typically will get a message from a recruiter every couple of months telling me how perfect I sound for a role. I'll always entertain it and it is typically 50% of what I currently make. I really don't understand these employers, do they seriously just have no clue about what the market pays?

I remember when I was very junior, first year of working I thought I was going to be fired for this email I sent that was flagged. At the time I was a shareholder of J.Crew when they were doing well. I wrote the CFO a letter noting all of these things he's accomplished for the firm since he joined and I asked for a job. About a week later HR called me and said wow, are CFO told us to call you and offer you a job, could you send a resume and we can see what would be a good fit? I was floored. Nobody realized I was just out of school and the only thing they offered me was some FP&A gig that was 20% less than I was already making. Well, I didn't get fired and I dodged that bullet.
 

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I'm sure there's some good reason that they couldn't just be a place for people to post jobs and apply for jobs, but for the life of me I can't come up with it.
You're thinking of Indeed, Boomer.
 

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Hmm, not surprised @Piobaire has linkedin, but somewhat shocked that @Omega Male does.

During my year off, I've noticed that most Linkedin posts fall into 2 categories. 1 - I've been hired/promoted to a position (usually they have no business being in). 2 - The nonsense bs/political/inspirational crap. The feed is basically garbage to me and I rarely go there anymore.

That said, I did land my last position (shit company) and my new position (hopefully not shit company) through their job board. The recruiter emails are hilarious. I'm keeping mine on just to see the dumpster fire that is going on. I got one the other day - Crime scene cleaning specialist.... :uhoh:

Pretty sure I am linked with at least 2 forum peeps.
 

patrickBOOTH

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All of this waiting is killing me, it is all I think about and I can barely concentrate on my current job.
 

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All of this waiting is killing me, it is all I think about and I can barely concentrate on my current job.
Is it a 100% career change or something in the ballpark of what you currently do?
 

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