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Stop Doing This On LinkedIn Now
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jagibbons
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jagibbons,
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10/1/2014 | 7:08:41 AM
Re: Own your age ...
There are valid reasons on both sides. I would hope that companies like LinkedIn would be more open about the preferences and choices you can make to set your preferred level of privacy.
glenbren
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glenbren,
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10/1/2014 | 12:02:40 AM
Re: Own your age ...
They should at least let people know they're doing it, and there's an option to turn it off.
Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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9/30/2014 | 11:25:54 PM
Re: Own your age ...
@glen, agreed. always struck me as a feature that most people would want turned off.
Broadway0474
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Broadway0474,
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9/30/2014 | 11:15:35 PM
Re: Own your age ...
glenbren, LinkedIn benefits from as many status updates, work anniversaries, etc., because it gives them more excuses to send you emails to let you know I changed my profile pic, or have been at my current job for 3 years 1 month and 21 days --- all to drive traffic and engagement. More people coming to the site more often, adding information, feeds their data machine and their dream of creating a data quilt of the entire job market.
glenbren
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glenbren,
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9/30/2014 | 1:04:43 PM
Re: Own your age ...
Great tips! Especially about turning off notifications. I never even knew my actions were being broadcasted until I started getting notices of other people's actions and realized they might be getting the same about me. Wouldn't you think the default would be not to send them?
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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9/30/2014 | 12:49:23 PM
Own your age ...
That's great advice. Most people could manage their profiles to shave off 10 years or so, but as soon as a potential employer starts checking your paperwork, the game is up. While I expect most employers get why someone would fudge their age (more so than, say, inflating their titles or education) it's still less than honest.


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