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    People who manipulate their job titles just enough to sound way more qualified than they actually are:

    Senior Powertrain Gearbox Specialist Lead Engineer - Advanced Apprentice.

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    People who manipulate their job titles just enough to sound way more qualified than they actually are:

    Senior Powertrain Gearbox Specialist Lead Engineer - Advanced Apprentice.

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    I guess that one of the benefits of working in professional services is that you have standardised titles for every rank of employee and partner. You can't call yourself an 'Associate' if you're only an Analyst.

    But I do love it when people who volunteer for a nominal number of hours a week come up with insane-sounding titles like "Client Delivery Officer" (you do admin stuff helping to prepare for cases) or "Customer Support Assistant" (you work in a jobcentre helping people fill out PIP forms). Most people, fortunately, choose far more straightforward titles that are actually descriptive of what they do
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    I guess that one of the benefits of working in professional services is that you have standardised titles for every rank of employee and partner. You can't call yourself an 'Associate' if you're only an Analyst.

    But I do love it when people who volunteer for a nominal number of hours a week come up with insane-sounding titles like "Client Delivery Officer" (you do admin stuff helping to prepare for cases) or "Customer Support Assistant" (you work in a jobcentre helping people fill out PIP forms). Most people, fortunately, choose far more straightforward titles that are actually descriptive of what they do
    Yeah the other day there was a discussion in the office about updated job titles, apparently "I think I'll make myself... vice president. No, wait! Junior vice president!" Went over people's heads a little bit.
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    I feel like there needs to be a general thread about LinkedIn, not just for legal :lol:

    Maybe I shouldn't comment on this (:ninja:)but for me it has to be:

    People who post 'inspirational' stories.

    One line at a time.

    For impact.
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    I feel like there needs to be a general thread about LinkedIn, not just for legal :lol:

    Maybe I shouldn't comment on this (:ninja:)but for me it has to be:

    People who post 'inspirational' stories.

    One line at a time.

    For impact.
    Most of the comments of this thread apply to all office jobs, so feel free to move it

    I hate those stories. Mostly because they've been written by people who call themselves a variant of 'entrepreneur / CEO' of some startup or charity you've never heard of. I can name and shame quite a few of them.
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    profiles with no pics
    But that's not really pretension, which looks to be the key irritation of the people in this thread. No pic just makes stalking slightly more difficult.
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    I guess that one of the benefits of working in professional services is that you have standardised titles for every rank of employee and partner. You can't call yourself an 'Associate' if you're only an Analyst.

    But I do love it when people who volunteer for a nominal number of hours a week come up with insane-sounding titles like "Client Delivery Officer" (you do admin stuff helping to prepare for cases) or "Customer Support Assistant" (you work in a jobcentre helping people fill out PIP forms). Most people, fortunately, choose far more straightforward titles that are actually descriptive of what they do
    Hahaha, I am truly surprised you know what a PIP form is. Is this what they have you doing at your law clinic?

    By most accounts, working in DWP is a semi-professional job. But I see you're talking about volunteers.
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    people who write 'incoming job X' like congrats youve got an offer but can't you wait until you actually start the post. no need to show off and get others stressed out esp if its an early offer :/

    people who pay for linkedin... they can see you if youre on a stalking spree

    when you message people, the same age as you, who write in a very posh manner when you both know that's not how they talk if you sent them the same message on whatsapp :/ give your text a bit of flavour please, no kind regards.

    when you friend request someone and they keep you on hold for agesss, reject me with your chest
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    (Original post by Notorious_B.I.G.)
    BPTCs who have themselves in a wig as their profile pic.
    I keep seeing BPTC grads describe themselves as Barrister (unregistered). Sometimes even in their taglines.

    I mean technically you're correct, but how do you not realise that most people cringe when they read that?
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    I keep seeing BPTC grads describe themselves as Barrister (unregistered). Sometimes even in their taglines.

    I mean technically you're correct, but how do you not realise that most people cringe when they read that?
    I like the Barristers-at-Law ones too.

    Alright, pal, didn't know you did your pupillage under Scrutton in 1901.
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    (Original post by Notorious_B.I.G.)
    But that's not really pretension, which looks to be the key irritation of the people in this thread. No pic just makes stalking slightly more difficult.
    I agree with gr8wizard. For me, the irritation comes from viewing a profile that is clearly incomplete. People who leave things hanging annoy me. I guess that it's the same slightly odd, personal irritation that J-SP has with people who don't have a custom URL.
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    (Original post by PEking)
    people who write 'incoming job X' like congrats youve got an offer but can't you wait until you actually start the post. no need to show off and get others stressed out esp if its an early offer :/

    people who pay for linkedin... they can see you if youre on a stalking spree

    when you message people, the same age as you, who write in a very posh manner when you both know that's not how they talk if you sent them the same message on whatsapp :/ give your text a bit of flavour please, no kind regards.

    when you friend request someone and they keep you on hold for agesss, reject me with your chest
    I think doing that means you can find others who are going to do the same thing/others can find you more easily. Particularly for the programmes with like 50 people entering. Knowing people beforehand is always useful

    If its a full time job offer, then that's basically standard lol. You can leverage it for other opportunities, happens all the time.
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    I agree with gr8wizard. For me, the irritation comes from viewing a profile that is clearly incomplete. People who leave things hanging annoy me. I guess that it's the same slightly odd, personal irritation that J-SP has with people who don't have a custom URL.
    Ahh, my bad. I didn't realise where this thread had gone. Just ended up with OCD people complaining about split infinitives and people setting pics up slightly off centre. Okaaaaay ...

    The only reason lack of profile pic bothers me is when I see someone a lot more successful than me, doing a lot more things, and they don't give me the opportunity to make myself feel better by making fun of their face. That for me is the ultimate crime of selfishness. Think of others, people.
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    (Original post by Notorious_B.I.G.)
    Ahh, my bad. I didn't realise where this thread had gone. Just ended up with OCD people complaining about split infinitives and people setting pics up slightly off centre. Okaaaaay ...

    The only reason lack of profile pic bothers me is when I see someone a lot more successful than me, doing a lot more things, and they don't give me the opportunity to make myself feel better by making fun of their face. That for me is the ultimate crime of selfishness. Think of others, people.
    I guess that we're all nitpicky because we've spent enough time on the service to be able to determine what its etiquette is/.. anyone who doesn't act accordingly pisses us off

    Lol at the second paragraph. You are a child at heart.
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    (Original post by Caesar333)
    I think doing that means you can find others who are going to do the same thing/others can find you more easily. Particularly for the programmes with like 50 people entering. Knowing people beforehand is always useful

    If its a full time job offer, then that's basically standard lol. You can leverage it for other opportunities, happens all the time.
    Agreed. I know lots of future trainees/analysts/consultants who use Linkedin as a way of finding out who else is in their cohort. I think that it helps break the awkwardness when you meet someone else from your uni at your job.

    Actually, you know what irritates me? The fact that Linkedin is clearly tailored towards those with professional experience, and doesn't accommodate graduates/young jobseekers. I can think of at least two examples of this.

    Firstly, you can't put work experience as a future date (e.g. July-August 2018). This is an issue when you've landed a vacation scheme or internship that you wanna brag about.

    Secondly, you can't divide up each work experience into a period of less than a month. Not everyone is old enough to be employed by the month! Some of us are still at a stage where they count their work experience in weeks or days, as with mini pupilages.
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    I guess that we're all nitpicky because we've spent enough time on the service to be able to determine what its etiquette is/.. anyone who doesn't act accordingly pisses us off

    Lol at the second paragraph. You are a child at heart.
    I have lived in the grown-up world. That **** wasn't for me.

    But I am just being honest. You're telling me you've not seen someone with a first from Cambridge Law doing the JD at Harvard, seen his picture and internally said "Yeah, but look at the state of that little twonk!" If you say you haven't, maybe you're just a better person than me.
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    (Original post by Notorious_B.I.G.)
    I have lived in the grown-up world. That **** wasn't for me.

    But I am just being honest. You're telling me you've not seen someone with a first from Cambridge Law doing the JD at Harvard, seen his picture and internally said "Yeah, but look at the state of that little twonk!" If you say you haven't, maybe you're just a better person than me.
    I come up with other ways to make myself feel better. I remind myself of the importance of having a balanced work-life environment, which the other guy won't have if he joins a Wall Street shop. I tell myself that at least I didn't waste all that money doing a second degree! I tell myself that he probably had a miserable time at uni due to the endless work he had to deliver. etc

    We can all be winners in a way. All we need to do is reconceptualise our losses into gains.

    Edit: That last sentence is going in today's motivational post on Linkedin #thinkbright #nolossnogain
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    I come up with other ways to make myself feel better. I remind myself of the importance of having a balanced work-life environment, which the other guy won't have if he joins a Wall Street shop. I tell myself that at least I didn't waste all that money doing a second degree! I tell myself that he probably had a miserable time at uni due to the endless work he had to deliver. etc

    We can all be winners in a way. All we need to do is reconceptualise our losses into gains.

    Edit: That last sentence is going in today's motivational post on Linkedin #thinkbright #nolossnogain
    In the words of Biggie, never lose; never choose to.
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    I feel like there needs to be a general thread about LinkedIn, not just for legal :lol:

    Maybe I shouldn't comment on this (:ninja:)but for me it has to be:

    People who post 'inspirational' stories.

    One line at a time.

    For impact.
    Logged into Linkedin for the first time today. Look what came up at the top of the ol' feed:

    "Years before I told my friend that I've plans to start a business.

    He replied me that I'm not fit for doing business. Also, he challenged that I'll never start a business in my life.

    Today, I started my business and called him as a special guest for the occasion.

    Am I right doing so? Is there any other befitting reply which I may possibly give to him?"

    ffs linkedin
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    Logged into Linkedin for the first time today. Look what came up at the top of the ol' feed:

    "Years before I told my friend that I've plans to start a business.

    He replied me that I'm not fit for doing business. Also, he challenged that I'll never start a business in my life.

    Today, I started my business and called him as a special guest for the occasion.

    Am I right doing so? Is there any other befitting reply which I may possibly give to him?"

    ffs linkedin
    :lol:

    I hope his business will be successful. Starting a business is probably the easy step...!
 
 
 
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