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Emoji’s in your LinkedIn Headline are for douchebags

I love sales and generally love sales people. They are creative, interesting, and authentic.


But I’m noticing a trend, primarily among sales enablement companies (*cough*gong*cough*), where their people constantly piggy back off each other’s comments with a bunch of emojis with a 🦄 in their headline and every post reads like it was written by the same turd in marketing.


I’m actively muting actual friends of mine who are a part of this garbage. Am I wrong that this shit is some inauthentic crap that makes sales people look bad?


Let’s settle this with the poll.


Emojis in your LinkedIn headline
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LordBusiness
Politicker
+8
Chief Revenue Officer
Lots to take in ere with this post here.  First off, on the emoji's - I'm actually laughing right now, the following emoji's especially drive me insane.  1) Unicorns 2) Rocket Ships 3) "Muscle Arms". Although I have connected with a few leaders who've told me they put the Emoji in their name on linkedin so they can easily identify who's using spammy linkedin automation software for inmails.  Nothing like getting an inmail that says "Hey 🍕 John"..... 

Secondly, its sounds like your finally noticing what the cool startup kids call "engagement pods" on LI.   Key "influencers" at some specific companies who work in the same space but don't compete have secret society type handshakes to inorganically "boost up" each others posts to drive more overall "engagement".   Its pretty easy to spot them once you know they are there. Constant tagging of each other in posts, everyone saying the same garbage in a different way.   Welcome to linkedin! 😂
Savagedoge
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
LOL. The LI engagement pods are garbage. I once saw a dude who was shitting on engagement pods while you knew he was part of one when you read the comments on his post.

LordBusiness
Politicker
+8
Chief Revenue Officer
"engagement pods are shit, unless its the one I am in...." 
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CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
The emoji as a spam filter move is genius.
salesninja
Opinionated
+3
VP
If you’re a dude with emojis in your LinkedIn headline, you’re a douche
Money
Valued Contributor
+5
Director of Enterprise Sales
that settles it.
salesninja
Opinionated
+3
VP
i just messaged some dude on LinkedIn with a star in his fvcking headline...obviously he's a doosh
fr
fred
Valued Contributor
+4
salesperson
AGREE 
GetAHobby
Arsonist
+8
RVP Sales
You're 100% right. Leave the emoji's for the beta's in marketing. 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I just spit my coffee across the room 🤣

Obviously I'm for use of an emoji or two when responding to threads, but I wouldn't be caught dead with an emoji in my headline. I can't take folks seriously that do.
exec
Catalyst
+5
Account Executive
you ever notice how everyone at oracle has the cloud emoji? makes me sick!! 
Money
Valued Contributor
+5
Director of Enterprise Sales
It's org mandated because Larry gets another $10M in net worth for each emoji.
ARRisLife
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
@Money PREACH!!!
SalesSage
Valued Contributor
+5
National Account Manager
I am in the third up there and swear I am not a douche. I was just getting way TOO much spam crap. 
ragnarlothbrok
Politicker
+6
Key account manager
I am a wanna be douche bag! I would use one although it may be frowned upon by the company SMT
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+7
BDR
I voted before I read, and well yeah, sounds like a bunch of doubaggery to me. I have an emoji on my headline for my profile but its a satelite dish, you know communications, i'm corny that way. hahahaha

GrindingSales
Opinionated
+5
Account Executive
Emoji's do not work for headlines....to me it is the quickest way for me to ignore whatever is involved with that!

However, I do feel emoji's are perfect for texting to convey emotion and tone with your words.  

Unless a stock is going to the moon that I want to know about, I'm out.
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀

I agree with you
avocadobegood
Acclaimed Answer
+7
MM Account Executive
It is well used to avoid zoominfo or general prospecting tags - but also yes you’re a douche if you do this
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