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The humblebragging dishonesty of LinkedIn

  • 04-10-2021 11:28am
    Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    "I may be a millionaire but work isn't everything - it's the little things that matter".



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    It's amazing - thank you!

    Already two tweets about men there commenting on boobs.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,233 ✭✭✭cml387

    The guy "working from hospital" beside his post natal wife has got to be a send up.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Something I've noticed more is people posting the achievements of sports stars for reactions. Saw a few people posting Ronaldo when their job is the likes of an in-house recruiter for a financial institution or an auditor!

    Another big one is posting overly intimate details about their personal lives, something I saw a while ago was like "This is my wife, we were about to divorce but decided to go on one last date, and rekindled our romance etc etc" - Nice sentiment but definitely not something that should be put up there and if I was a hiring manager I'd be a bit weirded out by those who either spam or overshare.

  • Registered Users Posts: 99 ✭✭Cdemess

    I met someone who was the ‘Office Champion’. I didn’t bother ask him what he did.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,138 ✭✭✭✭is_that_so

    So that's what I'm doing wrong! I'm rarely more than pleased!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,885 ✭✭✭silliussoddius

    What a loser. That’s nowhere close to being a rockstar.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,894 ✭✭✭✭Cyrus

    if you dont use a scooter in your office to get around are you even living?

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,954 ✭✭✭✭mariaalice

    Linkedin is a bit nonsensical, however not getting with the program is equally nonsensical.

    For example, say a small company was being considered for a contract the boss MD or whatever is annoyed with having to have a LinkedIn profile but wast kinda cornered into it because of modern life, so they writhe nonsense i.e their profile says they got their construction economics degree from the Sorbonne or other such nonsense. That is very telling about the kind of company it is.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,711 ✭✭✭✭Earthhorse

    Is this your way of humblebragging that you are friends with millionaires on LinkedIn?

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,590 ✭✭✭✭castletownman

    It's the virtual equivalent of that one fella you see at a party who can't help but brag about how successful he is, even if the conversation begins down a completely different avenue.

    Was at one recently where I was sort of flitting between a few conversations as I was leaving early, and there was one lad who no matter who he was chatting to I could overhear him say "oh yeah I started a Masters this week....."

    Fair play, but not everyone cares.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,717 ✭✭✭YFlyer

    American companies don't like the whole Rubberbandit type of humour. They want to change Ireland but ignore the US.

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  • Posts: 25,611 Rayden Gifted Semicolon

    I can only imagine that it's a couple of percent of users who go in for all that nonsense. I got a job through it pretty quickly last year along with a whole bunch of other new starters since. The only people posting that kind of shite are the ones who make a living from such nonsense.