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What's your LinkedIn pet peeve?

First time poster, long time LI comments creeper


Besides marketing people...what irks you the most about LinkedIn?


For me it's the 'internship selection announcement' as if they're a highly recruited collegiate athlete committing to Duke's basketball team on ESPN.


"After much thought and abundance of options, I've decided to commit to Deloitte's internship program for the summer of 2021. I want to give thanks to my parents for helping me along the way, my girlfriend for being the only one that loves me, and my bros for being there when others weren't"


I'm just a hater because I spent my summers working at a taco stand but i'd love to hear your LinkedIn pet peeves

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SalesHead
Opinionated
+4
Manager, Business Development
Honestly, sales influencers being jerked off by other sales influencers who only sell to other salespeople.
CaptainQualification
Praised Answer
+1
VP of Sales
Sales influencers is just another MLM, change my mind
Stringer
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Stroking every post all day.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Yup, lot of noise on there. Some signals are there for sure, but lot of noise
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
All of it?

But if I had to choose, a tie between:

1. Copy and pasted sob stories. I've seen the same "struggling candidate who had to run to their interview in the rain because they missed their bus but I gave them a chance and they ended up becoming the best employee in the company omg so inspiring" story over 9000 times now.

2. When people post about their good deeds...if you want to do a good deed, just fucking do it. No need to post a picture of yourself giving sneakers to a homeless person. So narcissistic. 
Stringer
Arsonist
+8
SDR
There is a BIG difference between, I was struggling and this person helped me vs this person was struggling and I helped them. 

The worst part is no one calls out the BS, because it's LinkedIn, not Facebook. So people will like and comment stroking ego about how amazing it is. 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
"You go girl!
Well done! 
Amazing!
So inspiring!
Good on you!
We need more people like you in this world!"

Barf.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Yeah these get on my nerves too. Good call outs.
AE2SC
Good Citizen
Solutions Consultant
100% this. 
Don_Ready
Politicker
+3
AE
Political commentary. Especially if it's false information. 
Stringer
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Isn't all political commentary relative? Nothing is truly true or truly false, otherwise, all parties would ultimately agree on one single truth. 

Haha this is the kind of stuff I see and eye-roll with you. 
notremovingfromlist
Good Citizen
Senior Account Executive
I agree, but keep a couple connects who do this solely for the purpose of laughing at their ridiculous posts and the even more outrageous comment section that inevitably follows.
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
So much yes! Even if I agree, I would never show it as you know FBI may get me, they watch everybody 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Derpfrickinvalu
Arsonist
+7
Account Executive
"I'd like to connect and follow all of the great content you post"

*accepts request

"Thanks for the add! I help professionals like yourself achieve financial freedom and live their ideal lives. When can we connect so I can tell you more?" 
Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
Omg YASSSSSS

also this is basically Clubhouse 
Derpfrickinvalu
Arsonist
+7
Account Executive
Haha for real though 🤣
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP

In addition to the great examples you provided:

1.  Symbols in the name (e.g. $$ John Smith $$)
2.  Anything other than job title in the headline (e.g. "Mentor, Leader, Digital guru")
3.  "I want to test something out, click like and comment 'yes' if you see this post."  Could you be any more transparent? 
Don_Ready
Politicker
+3
AE
#2 especially. Everyone these days seems to be a, "digital transformation guru with thought leadership wizarding qualities"
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
"analytics ninja"
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
I have my actual title plus a quick statement of how I help. A lot of guides tell people to do this. But I do feel anything "ninja, guru, overlord" terms are bad. 
Stringer
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Along these lines would be tagging 4 - 5 people to increase your viewership and to get those people to like because they were tagged. What a joke...
xxx
Catalyst
+3
CRO
As do I and I agree. Not everyone knows what ZTYEX company does and its an easy way to convey it.
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MSPSales
Notorious Answer
+5
Account Executive
2. Is absolutely my biggest pet peeve. The phrases guru, ninja, sherpa etc do nothing to communicate what you actually do. Everyone uses these titles so how are you suppose to determine an associate engineer from a senior one? 

It would be much more clear to to put your actually job title - Senior Account Manager - with the tagline "I help (customer profile) create/implement/steamline/whatever their (pain point) using xxxxx.  
Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
@HarryCaray well fuck. Would you hate Tractor Maven? I really like tractors. I can operate them better than most people. And I sell insurance to tractor people. 

“Property and Casualty Insurance Broker/ Surety Bonding Agent” is so general. People would think I work at State Farm
😂

But I completely get where you’re coming from. There are so many dumbass titles. 
Jo
JordyA
Good Citizen
+1
Director of Enterprise Sales
Emoji's are the easiest way to sniff out automation FYI, which is why a lot of people use them.
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
They still suck
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Stringer
Arsonist
+8
SDR
My pet peeve...





Is this. STOP DOING THIS SHIT! If I have to open your post to see your full response, I'm scrolling past. Stop hitting return a thousand times before you add value. If you got hired and didn't provide value within 3-years/3 return button hits, you're gone!
whiteiversons
Valued Contributor
+4
AE
damn - for a second I thought you were coming at me for my post 





then I realized I also hate when people bait me on the "click to see more" / "scroll down" options 
Stringer
Arsonist
+8
SDR
YES!!! Love that you did it hahahahaha. F those "influencers"
xxx
Catalyst
+3
CRO
Justin Welsh would like to have a few words with you.
Accidental_Sales_Guy
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
I open LI for prospecting.... then I get distracted by the feed and forget what I'm doing for 10 minutes
DaveyDimes
Acclaimed Answer
+2
Account Executive
For anyone who follows bestoflinkedin on Instagram knows. Made up kid Monday is the fucking worst. No one's kids are saying that shit. They're literally just making shit up just to post something!

Also, this is not a rant......
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Made up kid Monday's are my favorite type of posts honestly. So obviously fake it's comedic. Just knowing that everyone who reads that knows OP is full of shit.

"Yesterday my 3-year-old daughter asked me, 'dad what's a good APR for an auto loan?'"

Lol it's comical
DaveyDimes
Acclaimed Answer
+2
Account Executive
@Cheese it's a real love hate type relationship hahaha
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donjuandelasventas
Manager, Sales Development
Post layouts like:
"Utterly vague comment about a bad thing that happened

The world was crashing down around me


But I had this amazing motivational thought that kept me going


You can have it too #motivation #nevergiveup"

Let's be real - you just wanted to make people click to read more and get those post views
YoureMuted
Opinionated
+1
AE
A promotion from Level 1 ISR or AE to Level 2 ISR or AE does not count as a promotion to be posted on LinkedIn. You're still an ISR or AE.
AdLunam
Opinionated
+3
Enterprise AE
People who post about how bittersweet it is to leave a job after 18 months and how much they'll miss everybody are awful. Even worse if they end it with a cliffhanger on where they're going next ... follow along over the next couple weeks!
TheWolfofGlengarry
Opinionated
+1
Global Account Manager
I hate recruiters who reach out without doing their homework. Offering OTEs that are WAY low, no equity or anything to make up for it... and not enticing at all.
TheLaughingWolf
WR Officer
+7
Account Development Representative
This might irk some people the wrong way, but when people tag multiple people on their post, just to boost their views. If there is a valid reason to tag people, then I'm all for it. But to tag people for the sake of tagging people, that's when it gets annoying. 
Re
RedLightning
Politicker
+7
Mid-Market AE
I hate the general concept of "social selling." LI influencers are rarely the top of their field, they're just rewarded by the LI algorithm for posting consistently. The whole thing is a huge ego trip. As an individual rep, I hate how fake I have to operate on Linkedin to essentially butter some of those people up. The whole "sales needs to socially sell and make their brand/produce content" seems exhausting and terrible for work life balance. 

Overall, it's a good platform but people are abusing it.
whiteiversons
Valued Contributor
+4
AE
how would you fix it? fix the algorithm? genuinely curious 
Re
RedLightning
Politicker
+7
Mid-Market AE
No clue. That's way out of my wheelhouse. I think it's just a systematic problem with any social media platform. There's monetary incentive to work the algorithm for the influencers and the platforms want more activity. 
MajorB
WR Lieutenant
+3
AE
the shittiness of the inbox. 
Molokomjolk
Opinionated
+1
Sales Director
My Pet Peeve is really not the LinkedIn gurus but the people commenting on their posts.

LinkedIn Guru: Posts obvious fact

Everyone: This! Spot on! Yes I agree! Love this!


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goodhabit
Account Development Representative
LinkedIn IS my pet peeve. The entire platform is cringe. I wish "social selling" never became a thing
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
I am too old to have these on my feed, thank God 😂😂😂
SleuthstarSDR
Opinionated
+2
SDR for SaaS Corp
I think my biggest LinkedIn pet peeve is LinkedIn Bots trying to sell me LinkedIn Premium everyday 
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Trying to sell me 10 seconds after connection is accepted
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
No note with connection request
TheRealTommyCallahan
Arsonist
+6
Assistant to the Account Executive
Dan Price
Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
All of the asshats who have the secrets to success........ 

only if


you keep clicking


and then see

they have zero engagement

from anyone other than their mom, the local bagel shop, their “fellow entrepreneurial leaders”, some random housewife who is bored and the 3 new hires at a company who don’t know better. 
videoprospectking
Senior Business Development Rep
Anyone who posts about politics 
DadFather
Politicker
+5
Enterprise Account Executive
Random connections (other than recruiters). No, you don’t think my profile is amazing, we don’t work together/same industry or even have mutual connections. 
Wolf
Opinionated
+2
Account Development Executive
Posts that are made up of more names that are tagged than actual content itself. These provide little to no value and only show up because of the algorithm. 
Jo
JordyA
Good Citizen
+1
Director of Enterprise Sales
Polls. Some polls are actually good and useful, but a lot of people are using them to fill the "gaps" when they can't think of what to post and need to post something that day.
LoneMaverick
Opinionated
+2
Strategic Account Leader
Recruiters who reach out about a “rocket ship start up, founder is a former google team member, blah, blah blah....” never mention the company, OTE or anything relevant.
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Underperforming sales people thanking their CEO & Founder for the opportunity. 
whiteiversons
Valued Contributor
+4
AE
hahaha
LordBusiness
Politicker
+7
Chief Revenue Officer
Oh lord, where do I count the ways....the single biggest annoyance for me are obvious "engagement clusters" - where same group of brotastic bro's like and share EVERYTHING their like minded bros share.  Heaven forbid you disagree with the bromance, and your labeled a "troll".  
whiteiversons
Valued Contributor
+4
AE
*you're
whiteiversons
Valued Contributor
+4
AE
:) 
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