This is Not How You Do LinkedIn

by Evil HR Lady on June 5, 2020

I love LinkedIn. I really do. I’ve made friends there. I’ve found many new clients there. And, I’ve had some really fun, business-oriented discussions there. I’m happy to connect with any of you there.

But, today, when I checked my LinkedIn notifications, I found this.

I have never worked with this person. I’ve never even interacted with this person on LinkedIn–to the best of my knowledge. I may have liked a post, or made a comment, but I have no recollection of doing so.

This is not how you use LinkedIn. First of all, I can see one of my readers endorsing me for Creative Writing or a variety of HR topics that I’ve written or spoken about. But, 43 of them? Unlikely.

I can’t even think of 43 work-related skills. (I am really good at arriving at the post office just before a line forms, which if I could figure out how to market, I would because I’d be rich in no time.)

LinkedIn endorsements mean nothing because anyone can just endorse you for anything. Recommendations mean a bit more because the person actually knows you (theoretically) but because they aren’t confidential, they mean just about nothing.

Regardless of their lack of usefulness, don’t do this. Please don’t. It’s just a waste of everyone’s time, and I might make fun of you if you do.

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