Personal Opinion: LinkedIn is the most disgusting, fake and idiotic of all the social media platforms.

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Take everything that's bad about Facebook, but then inject it with some really absurd, pseudo "professionalism" and you get LinkedIn. I only login every great once in a while, but every time I do I see something like a link to some idiot's blog about how "Enlightened bosses pay their employees even more than market value!"

That's obnoxious enough, but not nearly as bad as the boot licking. OH GOD THE BOOT LICKING. "My company/boss/office did a thing! Please notice me and know I'm a team player!!!!" Or "LOOK AT ME! I AM COMMENTING ON THIS POST BY MY BOSS'S BOSS! NOTICE ME!"

By comparison, Facebook and Instagram are totally genuine. So someone wants to make their vacation sound more awesome than it is? So what. At least that didn't require deepthroating their boss's boots in front of all their coworkers.
 

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LinkedIn somehow interpreted all of the music, networking, and programming, data in my profile to determine that I was a nurse. My inbox was flooded with job announcements, seminar opportunities, and an occasional request to apply, as a nurse. It all stopped the day a closed the account.

bye felinkedin
 

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I have a LinkedIn account that I pretty much just leave alone. If someone I work with requests a contact, I'll accept. But, I don't use it to socialize. I don't quite use anything to socialize, for that matter. But, I figure it's a decent way to collect a list of references I can use come time I need to find a new job.

Since I maintain it strictly for in-industry contacts, any job recommendations fit directly in with what I'd be looking for. Many of them show connections to former co-workers, which I can consider for in-house recommendations.

Really, LinkedIn is an active on-line resume and reference manager. The idea of using it for anything beyond that seems silly to me. (^_^)y
 

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I setup an account ages ago because of a customer's recommendation and haven't touched it since, yet a couple times each week I get emails about me showing up in searches and if I'd be interested in some total stranger.
 

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People actually use LinkedIn when they're not actively looking for a job?
I don't even use it for that anymore.

My field isn't in Hospitality and it's not a career move I want to make.
 

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About five years ago, the company I work for set up our "linked in" accounts. Seriously. I refused to allow them to put anything but the minimum amount of information in and I took down the photograph that they put up. They were pressuring us to post things about them and to like things they posted. It was absurd. They finally realized that it was an avenue where recruiters contacted employees and quit pressuring us to stay on. They also quit paying for the premium accounts.
 

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I have a LinkedIn account that I pretty much just leave alone. If someone I work with requests a contact, I'll accept. But, I don't use it to socialize. I don't quite use anything to socialize, for that matter. But, I figure it's a decent way to collect a list of references I can use come time I need to find a new job.

Since I maintain it strictly for in-industry contacts, any job recommendations fit directly in with what I'd be looking for. Many of them show connections to former co-workers, which I can consider for in-house recommendations.

Really, LinkedIn is an active on-line resume and reference manager. The idea of using it for anything beyond that seems silly to me. (^_^)y
The is pretty much how I use LinkedIn. Online resume, ignore the weird social stuff.

I also generally try not to follow many people at my current job, especially anyone above me.

I have been using it a bit for their training program, because I can get free access through work.
 
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AFAIK Linked-In is supposed to be link just for career-related networking. So I guess schmoozing and showing off what a good little drone you are for the benefit of future employers are going to be the order of the day there.

I used to get all kinds of invitations to -join- Linked-In because somebody I happened to know was on it or something? Whatev. When I'm ready to start doing 3D work for hire maybe I'll get an account; but I can't see myself putting more than like links to my portfolio on there.
 

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About five years ago, the company I work for set up our "linked in" accounts. Seriously. I refused to allow them to put anything but the minimum amount of information in and I took down the photograph that they put up. They were pressuring us to post things about them and to like things they posted. It was absurd. They finally realized that it was an avenue where recruiters contacted employees and quit pressuring us to stay on. They also quit paying for the premium accounts.
Lol. Force you to sign up with headhunters XD
 

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...When I'm ready to start doing 3D work for hire maybe I'll get an account...
I'd go with creating a Yelp profile. The site is trash and flooded with scams with fake reviews for most general/industrial work. Basically, paying for ads or hiring someone who pays for ads is flirting with disaster. But, I find it to be great as/for a specialist and 'off market' artisan work. (^_^)y
 
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