Why are you a member of LinkedIn? I have been a member since 2008 and in the beginning it was fun and valuable. But more and more I feel that my membership here is just “nice to have.” Like a nice scoop of ice cream – it is really nice, but you’ll do just as well without. LinkedIn used to be a smarter, more executive version of Facebook, no longer. And I’m not saying Facebook have taken over, because you know no one can take FB serious. At all.
It used to be that the LI contacts you got were valuable contacts, the jobs were good jobs and real adverts. Not just a way for recruiters to fill their coffers with CV:s – and what more you got feedback when applying. No longer.
It seems that LI have grown into something mushy, uninteresting without direction.
Before I wrote this piece I did try to read up about LI, because you know it might be that I just have the wrong expectations. But LinkedIn can’t seem to explain themselves what they are for or what they want with the company and its development so it seems like my feeling is universal at the HQ too. I mean if the leader of an organisation can’t explain the organisation’s raison d’être, how can a member?
And interesting enough of the 30-something success stories listed on the LI page for success stories only FOUR are women. Honestly, LinkedIn – is that good? Today?
Don’t I understand the added value with LinkedIn because LI is at loss too? Could be.