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Does anyone else feels that LinkedIn is a kind of professional trash? Majority of users there are just for posting out their certificates and to but buzz words in their bio.

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  • 5
    Most people here do, yes.

    Also, welcome!
  • 3
    Depends on who you add and how you use the platform yourself
  • 5
    Sometimes, I wonder if these people with 50+ certs actually have a day job.
  • 0
    @C0D4 I have many certs from coursera and a job

    LinkedIn is trash but everyone is there, kinda facebook model. You can live without facebook though but good luck finding a job without linkedin if you’re not a famous rockstar
  • 3
    Helps with impostor syndrome lol. Sometimes I feel to trashy and inexperienced then I go read my LinkedIn profile, ahh yes yes, compilers, hardware, uhuh mm, oh assembler and linker, OS development too? ah yes, that's me. But then u read other people's profiles and they crush ur ego; 40 years of experience 30+ languages, I have worked at Microsoft, GeneralElectrics, Google, Facebook, PornHub, Nvidia, IBM, Tesla, and so on... I create the universe and ur mum. Bruh after reading other's profiles then I go back to my impostor syndrome cave and start crying again lol.
  • 2
    I only use it when I’m looking for a job. When I’m not I switch off all notifications and set my privacy settings as high as possible. I don’t tend to look at much on there.
    It’s definitely turned into a virtual signalling bitch fest.
  • 1
    @uyouthe I don't mean those, I mean Google/MS ect ones.

    Clout comes in many forms I guess.

    As for "needing" LinkedIn, yes and no, it's never gotten me a job, and it's mostly just random recruiters wanting to feed me bullshit jobs.
  • 0
    @C0D4 I've got 3 jobs via linked in contact
  • 0
    @uyouthe I'm not a famous rockstar, and not one of my jobs have been found through LinkedIn.
  • 0
    @C0D4 @AlmondSauce where you found them then?
  • 2
    @uyouthe Combination of:

    - The normal, old-fashioned job boards
    - Stackoverflow jobs
    - Industry contacts
    - In one case, a (decent) recruiter

    LinkedIn has some decent opportunities I'm sure, and I'd use it if I had no other choice, but the recruiter spam is just a bit much for me to bother with.
  • 1
    @uyouthe just apply direct, it's never failed me before.

    Although the recruiters have ghosted me in the past, so that says something.
  • 0
    @C0D4 Yeah, recruiters I don't know are a last ditch attempt for me. Won't touch them unless it's a stellar opportunity and they're the only way to apply.
  • 2
    Depends on your network and groups you follow. Kick some people out, follow people that you like, join groups
  • 0
    I use it for job hunting and no more, so I don't care about anything else going on there
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