I spend a good deal of time on LinkedIn, and find it a valuable site, but there are some things that bother me, like the time they wanted people to bring their mommies and daddies to the office. (Just say no!) The other thing that bothers is me is that they are constantly asking me to include what causes I care about.
Knowing what I care about does not indicate my ability to do any particular job, and it can bring up controversy that most people would rather not inject into the networking process. Not everyone likes the same organizations and wants to support the same agenda. Activism of all sorts can make a future employer nervous. Are you going to come into work for me and, instead, be focused on your pet cause?
But, what if the company you work for decides to make your LinkedIn profile part of their activism? Consulting Giant Booz Allen Hamilton, as part of Pride Month has changed their LinkedIn logo to include a rainbow overlay.
To keep reading, click here: Turning LinkedIn into a Social and Political Statement