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How to lose your job like a pro:

1. Set my LinkedIn profile to “Open to Work”. (To get contacted by recruiters)

2. LinkedIn automatically generated a public post for me to inform everybody (without my knowledge)

3. my manager just liked the post.

4. Now I have an awkward meeting to attend Monday morning

AMA 🤦‍♂️

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Own it. Tell your boss that you love your job but also want to ensure that you have a full understanding of what the market offers as well as your value in the market vs what your current comp is. State that is was a mistake to have it post to your LinkedIn profile, but respectfully, you do periodically review the marketplace and hope they respect that.
Then get your butt to work and show that you can still deliver awesome work after that line of bs 😂


Thanks boss, I like this script. I’ll add it to what I already have and rehearse it Sunday evening


I tell my managers and recruiting that my resume is always out there and open for recruiters to contact me regardless of my current job and how happy I am in it. It doesn’t always mean I’m looking to leave.

The way explain it to a boss is that having my resume out there ensures I’m keeping my skills up to date for the market and industry. If I’m still getting recruiter emails/calls that means my skills are up to date, relevant and valuable externally as well as internally with my current company. If I’m not getting emails or calls then my skills are falling behind both externally and internally, and it’s a warning sign for me to take action to continue growing and being of value to my current company.

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I mean, I legitimately do this every year about 1 month before the review cycle. I want management to know I’m a flight risk right as they start talking about bonuses and promotions…

Don’t be weak. You are valuable. This market is insane and everyone is terrified of losing people. Use this to your advantage.

I’m being 100% serious.


Well said SM1 👏


It asks at the bottom - you need to choose recruiters only. There’s a public option because a lot of people were laid off during the pandemic / unemployed so we wanted a visible option as well.

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Go try it yourself on LinkedIn. There’s no default option. You have to pick one of the two.

Even if you’re just on autopilot and skip though it makes you pick one at the end.


Tell your manager you confused LinkedIn with Jira and meant to share you’re open to more work


So good

Might score a raise


Love to know how this goes but you know your approach should be this ;)

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If managers don’t assume everyone is open to work, especially in this market, they’re morons.



Lol nobody gets fired because they’re looking for another job.


You should be happy they let you go! I would not want to work for that firm

Is HR in the meeting invite?


As long as the meeting isn't on a Friday, you're good. Studies show there's less likelihood for an incident if you fire somebody on a Friday.


It’s probably a stay conversation. Leadership is terrified of losing people. Look them in the eyes and tell them you’re the captain now.


Look at me, I’m the captain now

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Gosh darn there is a setting to make it visible only to recruiters, come on EY!!


OP, I wanted you to have at least one Uplifting vote. So here you go.


Very much appreciated! Thanks


…do we have an update?


Keep it Open to recruiters only.
And when you switch it to the “open to work”, it literally has a paragraph that tells you that it’ll also change your prof pic to the one with the open to work logo.


Status update from OP?




It literally tells you “you can keep this private so your employer doesn’t see”


Does that include your peers at the same company ?


OP do let us know how the convo goes on Monday


This ☝🏻


Soooo how did it go?


Sorry that happened. Good to know for all of us 😅.
What kind of job are you looking for?


Good luck! Worst case, I’m sure Deloitte will take you 😝 referral if you need one


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