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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.
    thats why we have forums, get to know people on here for instance. there are always whatsapp gcs going on.

    i agree that using your FT offer to leverage for other jobs is fair&wise, but surely it's better to do it in private. email whoever it is you want to work for, telling them you've received an offer and I'm sure they'll fast-track you somehow (ive done it personally, and it works. my linkedin is nearly empty). the way i see it is that if everyone has an offer from a reputable institution on Linkedin surely that decreases any chance of a recruiter noticing you as they have 49 other people with the same job offer in their bio. emailing them gives you a better chance tbf.
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    > When people inbox you saying "Hello" but don't get to the point with why they're messaging me, it's not Facebook.

    > The "motivational" paragraphs can get annoying, I would say 90% of the time they clog up my feed.

    > When people don't update their sections, I recently received a notification on how one of my colleagues has reached 1 year of employment at a company she left months ago. She frequently uses Linkedin as well so I don't understand why she can't take the time to update her sections.

    > Friends endorsing their friends on skills which are complete lies

    > When you browse other peoples profiles and forget to set it on private mode

    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    People who subscribe to the premium membership on there.
    this.
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    (Original post by Tubbz)
    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.
    This is way too common - I know people who call themselves Software Engineers or Network Infrastructure engineers, but really they're just Technology Apprentices.
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    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.
    Exactly! Im actually in year 13 and ive given up sorting my profile out. Had to make one for a work experience opportunity I managed to get through cold emailing but its honestly extremely inconvenient.

    I think however that since these issues are universal, people will not care too much about it, you just have to make sure your CV is up to scratch
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    (Original post by PEking)
    thats why we have forums, get to know people on here for instance. there are always whatsapp gcs going on.

    i agree that using your FT offer to leverage for other jobs is fair&wise, but surely it's better to do it in private. email whoever it is you want to work for, telling them you've received an offer and I'm sure they'll fast-track you somehow (ive done it personally, and it works. my linkedin is nearly empty). the way i see it is that if everyone has an offer from a reputable institution on Linkedin surely that decreases any chance of a recruiter noticing you as they have 49 other people with the same job offer in their bio. emailing them gives you a better chance tbf.
    Linkedin is the best place, it's a social media for professionals, far better than TSR forums.

    Headhunters will use linkedin, the inmail ft is also very useful too.

    Ultimately though, you can do all of the stuff and use linkedin as a means of finding opportunities. It's not one or the other, and having "incoming" on your profile simply looks more professional and gets attention more easily. I dont think the students who do it care about what bitter people without offers will think of them, no offence.
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    (Original post by squirrology)
    This is way too common - I know people who call themselves Software Engineers or Network Infrastructure engineers, but really they're just Technology Apprentices.
    Haha! I see this a lot too for my apprenticeship colleagues. I'd say I am guilty of it too as I don't put down Apprentice in my heading/tagline, but instead put my role as an Analyst.
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    (Original post by Caesar333)
    Linkedin is the best place, it's a social media for professionals, far better than TSR forums.

    Headhunters will use linkedin, the inmail ft is also very useful too.

    Ultimately though, you can do all of the stuff and use linkedin as a means of finding opportunities. It's not one or the other, and having "incoming" on your profile simply looks more professional and gets attention more easily. I dont think the students who do it care about what bitter people without offers will think of them, no offence.
    Linkedin isn't the best place for people our age to make real connections with one another. people use TSR, Snapchat, Whatsapp and etc. I'd agree though if you're trying to network with a banker, even then talking via email/whatsapp/calling is way more effective.

    tbf best source of opportunities isn't linkedin, its honestly TSR/actual friends. linkedin has turned into a hub of wannabe influencers.

    having 'incoming' doesn't make you professional, it makes you look quite arrogant and boastful. you wouldn't tell every HR/banker person you meet in real life you've got an offer from bank X so why is it deemed for it be okay virtually?

    regardless, its my opinion against yours. no point in arguing any further.
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    (Original post by PEking)
    Linkedin isn't the best place for people our age to make real connections with one another. people use TSR, Snapchat, Whatsapp and etc. I'd agree though if you're trying to network with a banker, even then talking via email/whatsapp/calling is way more effective.

    tbf best source of opportunities isn't linkedin, its honestly TSR/actual friends. linkedin has turned into a hub of wannabe influencers.

    having 'incoming' doesn't make you professional, it makes you look quite arrogant and boastful. you wouldn't tell every HR/banker person you meet in real life you've got an offer from bank X so why is it deemed for it be okay virtually?

    regardless, its my opinion against yours. no point in arguing any further.
    It's the best way to initially connect with someone. Then you can set up a whatsapp group or whatever.

    Perhaps you're right, but its still a way.

    You're not a professional until you actually get a job and start working anyway. So meticulously making yourself look professional wont help. Saying "LSE student" on linkedin isnt that professional either

    Erm, of course you're going to tell every banker you meet online/in real life that you have this spring week/ job offer? That's exactly how you begin a conversation, by having something in common? Seems to me like you're just terrible at networking

    As I said, you may look "arrogant and boastful" but the entire industry is like that, and I dont think people with offers will care what salty people think of them. Ultimately, if its going to even slightly help with getting some awareness, networking with others etc etc especially when everyone else is doing it and so you dont really wanna be left out, you may as well.
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    (Original post by Caesar333)
    As I said, you may look "arrogant and boastful" but the entire industry is like that, and I dont think people with offers will care what salty people think of them.
    This. A lot of the stuff people do on LinkedIn is, at the very least, self-promotional. I guess that the difference between putting something like "incoming summer analyst" and the other stuff I've listed in this thread is that the former is far more humble and acceptable by professional standards.

    P.S. The "Student at Uni X" thing is extremely common - the norm, actually. Most people describe themselves as such outside the current season (when people are putting 'incomings' into their tagline). It may be a source of pride if you're at a prestigious uni or one for which you had to work hard to get in, but for the rest of the world it's a purely factual detail.
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    My least favourite thing...



    Is people that post statuses like this....



    And in this style where they have gaps between each statement.....



    And in the status they post an obvious lie about some candidate who at an interview did something ridiculous......



    But they were given the job anyway because they were brave or some ******** like that.....



    And the status has over 100,000 likes and 'professional' people commenting things like 'This is too true, always go the extra mile'....



    Please stop
 
 
 
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