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Anyone else get tired of the LinkedIn charade? Every day I see countless posts by people in advertising/marketing that come across as preachy, self-indulgent, humble brags that annoy me. Like, the pompous CEO/CD who writes a long post about that time he hired an intern and learned a valuable life lesson that we could all learn. Or the super-duper smart Copywriter who regurgitates Olgyvisms that we’ve all read a billion times to show his or her worth. It’s 2020. And I’m jaded.

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I used to love checking LinkedIn and now I can’t stand it. It feels like the same 3-5 types of posts over and over and over again.

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linkedin is the worst and a breeding ground for humble brags- especially now that they’ve made it like Facebook’s UI. Nobody’s tryna see your LinkedIn story of how you’re #alwayslearning or #blessed 🙃

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Yeah. It's why I had my friends endorse me for petting dogs and forbidden black magic. Might as well have some fun with it.

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I’m torn. I see what you all mention. But it’s also a free platform to form and advertise the brand of ‘you’ putting you in position for jobs and career advancement.

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My brand my braaand!

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Are you seeing the same white women in kaftans posting novellas about their latest spam email campaigns as I am?

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LinkedIn is embarrassing because most people are cheesy and dumb. But if you ignore all of its social elements, it’s still a great platform for job hunting.

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Agree.

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Just don’t be on LinkedIn. It’s the dumbest place. I mean, have a profile, absolutely. But set it and forget it.

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Agreed...This isn’t the way.

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Same...

I always found LinkedIn like a future Facebook. It’s over rated; in my entire career I never got a job through LinkedIn. The thing I really hate about LinkedIn is the power recruiters gained (if you can call that a power) And let’s agree 98% of recruiters out there have no idea what good creative work is. Yo me they should be put on that list why LinkedIn is functional up to a certain level.

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