I joined LinkedIn about 10 years ago, and I’m still not sure what I’m doing there. I have yet to find a job on the site. I don’t source deals on it. Most career opportunities come from my network, and that network rarely approaches me through LinkedIn.
learning designer's insight:
"LinkedIn is the God of the gaps in the Cubicle Kingdom."
Gone are the days when we could refer to our Miss Manners book to ensure proper correspondence. Now, if we talk too loud on a cellphone among a group of people, we're "broadcasting." If we use all caps in an email, we're "yelling." If we use emoticons regularly, we can be seen as "unprofessional." The list goes on.
At FindLaw, thankfully, we have editors. Without these editors, my five or six posts per day would be plagued with improperly capitalized Courts [sic], extraneous apostrophe's [sic], and shifting tenses left over from rapid revisions.