Professional networking comes naturally to me and I am rigorous about maintaining my profile and business contacts.
This week, a former direct report invited me to connect with him on LinkedIn. Having not communicated for some years, I clicked through to his profile to check out where he was and what he had been up to since we parted ways. I was fascinated to discover that instead of correctly recording the role he had then held as state marketing manager, he is representing himself as having been the group manager, marketing and client development.
In career terms, that’s quite a promotion.
The experience caused me to wonder just how many of LinkedIn’s 120 million professional members (it’s called the world’s biggest CRM system for a reason) also have misleading or deceptive information on their CVs.
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