I have a lot to say about this website but I will keep it short.
This website lack interacting and communication with others. Looking for a Job hope you have a Outstanding resume and profile, cause you ain't getting one with out it. By the way, if your a blue collar worker, don't even waste your time signing up if you don't have a college degree. Yes you will connect with others but finding a job on there is stupid low. LinkedIn is a easy way for your employer to see what your doing. I have more to say but ill stop here..
Linkedin is a nice site for networking with other business professionals but when you need any kind of support the company is terrible they want people to buy their premium package but they offer no direct email or phone support you can't even chat with customer service online their help area is a mess your emails never get to the next level of support LINKEDIN has a nice platform overall but no customer support in 2016 is unheard of and they want $20 a month I would have given them a much better rating but the customer service there sucks.
its like part of social responsibility to have LinkedIn account...or maybe it was really focused on business networking with less force to move to over priced paid plan or job posts...and it become full of spam..its like (pay for premium account and you can make other users lives miserable though directly texting others viewing their info and much more....and whats annoying is how some people use it as Facebook wall posting anything and nothingness...i got LinkedIn cause need to have in business card...i dont open it much or even relay on it to look up for candidates or look for potential leads...i just accept add requests every once in a while
I only give this two stars instead of one because it serves some people okay. This site is structured completely opposite to my needs and networking objectives. I dropped out of high school and self-started much of my work. I have a gradient between volunteer work and freelance nonprofit, specifically founding my own. I built a skill set in a holistic way, connecting with community and "the real world". This site does not serve innovators, self-starters or people who reject traditional systems.
It constantly spams me to "add my education", of which I specifically have none and on purpose.
The format is also tailored towards standard and almost stereotypical industry. It also blended together different jobs and activities I've done that don't connect with each other. This is the same problem I had with Facebook, it mixed all my friends up who ended up getting in arguments and being bitter once they realized how diverse my friends community is. The same goes for jobs. I'm NOT going to put some $#*! restaurant job next to the organization I founded and like hell I'm going to network with corporate people from that restaurant who actively made the workplace a living hell.
The site is set up against ethics in favor of a blind-eye networking approach. When I network, it's usually with people I actually care about and we have a sense of interconnected community, for a greater purpose. When people network on Linked In, it's to get to the next level of the suck-up game and climb over the people you're supposedly "colleagues" with to get to the top. I've had some great competition in my life, and LinkedIn brings out the most sickly worst competition. It really is a dog-eat-dog world there.
It's a corporate environment and misrepresents the little guy as if he's corporate. Many of the so-called charities that I would follow or connect with were organized antithetical to my beliefs and I would argue- against integrity. Corporatism is sickly and unhealthy, and when you get too deep into a system like that, you get influenced against seeing the company from a realistic viewpoint. This is why so many reasonable people end up excusing their company's sickly behavior in community.
This website also prevents you from reaching out to new people, therefore it would only reflect people I already knew and worked with- and I had much better connections with them in real life so this site was pointless.
Tip for consumers: This is only beneficial if you really work hard at being a leader of community-cultivation, i.e. connect with the best people and connect them to each other and work against the standard of the site. OR, if you like corporate environments and that's your thing, you might like it. And break the rule against connecting with new people! That's the most important part.Ask Jack about LinkedIn
linkedIn is the best social media I can have , the best way to look for jobs , connect to other professional my experience with it is been great . I love it shame they alow people to navigate anonymous, we should know who visit our profile !
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