LinkedIn is a joke. Two things helped me come to this conclusion (three if you count all the “stay-at-home mom” profiles).
The first red flag came from a temp I once knew years back. In a nutshell the guy flat out lies on his profile about the job title and what he did. Now I know that part of the whole resume writing process is producing creative language for mundane daily tasks. And honestly it wouldn’t bother me so much if he wasn’t a complete idiot-jerk.
Vice President of Internal Relations and Outbound Marketing Materials-
translation: “Giant Gossipy A-hole Who Stuffed Envelopes”
The second crimson banner occurred last week when I received a connection request from my Grandma. Nanny!? The same Gammy that hasn’t worked in twenty years? Of course I clicked accept and there it was;
her job title, “Healing Advocate.”
“Riding the cloud of what’s unknown by humans”
Psychic and Healer-
- Accurately predicted a Christmas gift before it was opened.
- Solves “Matlock” and “Murder She Wrote” episodes three fourths through viewing.
- Owns crystals (long before Spencer and Heidi).
- Gives really great backrubs when the arthritis doesn’t flare up.
(Please feel free to share any LinkedIn Fail stories)