My Love Hate Relationship With LinkedIn: The Frustrations

Comments: 5


  • j-son says:

    if a bunch of people are replying to your invitation to connect with “i dont know this person”, that means you are sending unsolicited requests. These are spam, by definition, and it creates a poor experience for members. LinkedIn is right to put limits on this kind of mass unsolicited invitations to connect.

  • Peter Ivate says:

    Boo hoo – the writer can’t spam people without them having the option of telling LinkedIn they are being spammed. And then it annoys him to have to mail LinkedIn rather than call them, when he’s quite happy to bombard the rest of us with unsolicited messages…

  • Chris says:

    Recruiters like you are the main reason Linkedin doesn’t work well.

    If you look at my profile, you can see that I’m a long-time full-time employee, and you can get a pretty good guess at my salary level. Sure, I’d be open to looking at other positions – but spamming me with 6-month contract offers at a pay level lower than I’m making now is just going to tick me off. And, since you just looked at my profile – why do your emails always ask me to reply with a resume? You just read it – in fact, that’s how you got my email address in the first place!

    If I were Linkedin, I’d ban headhunters completely. It is meant for employee-to-employee networking, not for what you’re doing.

  • You can get more than 3000 connections. All you have to do is request them once a month to customer service. I am well over 3000. Just a little tidbit.

  • Rachel says:

    “First of all, why is there even an ‘I don’t know you’ response?”

    – So that people who even need to ask that question have a disincentive for their unwelcome spamming.

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