Been browsing the service for the first time in ages, and I can't believe the sheer amount of cancer I've seen in my feed and on other people's profiles.
I'll just make a list and you can all add to it and we can engage in yet another mutual agreement thread:
- People who put enough detail into one Open Day that would have be more than necessary for an entire summer vac scheme
- People who put 'Incoming Open Day' as their description
- People who put vague, tryhard crap in their descriptions (e.g. "I put 110% effort into my degree" or "I wish to become an international lawyer" )
- People who use silly words like "love" when describing their interest for the most mundane aspects of corporate work (e.g. I "love" or "have a passion for" corporate governance)
- People who awkwardly post congratulations on the feeds of people who they've never spoken to or met
- People who post vague self-promotional advice like "never let a day be lost!" and get likes in return
- People who share actual entertainment videos (like Jay Leno testing out the new Bugatti)
- People who put each of their extracurriculars as "work experience", when they're clearly not. Being the captain of the second netball team isn't work experience. Neither is being on your university's UC team.
- People who lie about the schemes they attended. I've seen undergrads who attended the HSF, Linklaters, A&O, etc two-day schemes referring to them as "legal internships". As if a glorified open day + work shadowing session could count as that.
- Irrelevant people who endorse their equally irrelevant classmates ("I've worked with <insert mate here> in a class project, he's really diligent and proactive!!!" )
'Incoming Open Day' Looool
I blame the system.
Anybody who has worked or is working in a corporate job regardless of industry will find that its full of lies/pretence and as a friend put it "pure bullshttery"
I personally hate the whole idea of linkedin.
But that is another story.
Just laugh and move on.
From my experience the law profession is full of idiots in much greater percentage than other professions.
People who add candidates from the apprentice...
If you're going into law, banking, or some other job that ends with you being a corporate sell-out, being pretentious and a little obnoxious is part of it
Although "incoming open day" or "john doe BSc" is pretty bad...