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2013-12-17 09:02:06 AM
Are they paradigm shifters, though? All those things are good and all, but every organization needs a good paradigm shifter. Maybe an outside-the-box thinker, too. Oh, and someone well steeped the theoretical principles of design thinking. A design-thinking, outside-the-box paradigm shifter. That's a totally magical ticket.
 
2013-12-17 09:09:01 AM
This is, of course, according to people who used LinkedIn.
 
2013-12-17 09:18:35 AM

Pocket Ninja: Are they paradigm shifters, though? All those things are good and all, but every organization needs a good paradigm shifter. Maybe an outside-the-box thinker, too. Oh, and someone well steeped the theoretical principles of design thinking. A design-thinking, outside-the-box paradigm shifter. That's a totally magical ticket.


I like the cut of your jib.
 
2013-12-17 09:37:09 AM

Pocket Ninja: Are they paradigm shifters, though? All those things are good and all, but every organization needs a good paradigm shifter. Maybe an outside-the-box thinker, too. Oh, and someone well steeped the theoretical principles of design thinking. A design-thinking, outside-the-box paradigm shifter. That's a totally magical ticket.


I endorse Pocket Ninja's skill of witty posts.
 
2013-12-17 09:48:06 AM
We are encouraged to do such sites by our employer. Mostly to create links with the company name on to affect web searching. All I end up is getting temp agencies bothering me with jobs that add a two-three hour commute to my day.
 
2013-12-17 09:49:45 AM

Pocket Ninja: Are they paradigm shifters, though? All those things are good and all, but every organization needs a good paradigm shifter. Maybe an outside-the-box thinker, too. Oh, and someone well steeped the theoretical principles of design thinking. A design-thinking, outside-the-box paradigm shifter. That's a totally magical ticket.


I'm a strategeative upstartivated independent team entrepreneuser myself.
 
2013-12-17 09:50:21 AM
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2013-12-17 09:57:46 AM

Pocket Ninja: Are they paradigm shifters, though? All those things are good and all, but every organization needs a good paradigm shifter. Maybe an outside-the-box thinker, too. Oh, and someone well steeped the theoretical principles of design thinking. A design-thinking, outside-the-box paradigm shifter. That's a totally magical ticket.


Please add me to your linked in network.  I would like to discuss a job opportunity a client has that pays half of what you are currently making.
 
2013-12-17 10:06:53 AM

Pocket Ninja: Are they paradigm shifters, though? All those things are good and all, but every organization needs a good paradigm shifter. Maybe an outside-the-box thinker, too. Oh, and someone well steeped the theoretical principles of design thinking. A design-thinking, outside-the-box paradigm shifter. That's a totally magical ticket.


(!) Stoplurklisten has endorsed PocketNinja for Nuclear Accelerometry, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, and Cross-stitching.
 
2013-12-17 10:07:54 AM

Pocket Ninja: Are they paradigm shifters, though? All those things are good and all, but every organization needs a good paradigm shifter. Maybe an outside-the-box thinker, too. Oh, and someone well steeped the theoretical principles of design thinking. A design-thinking, outside-the-box paradigm shifter. That's a totally magical ticket.


Get two paradigm shifters in the same room, and watch the synergism fly!
 
2013-12-17 10:09:08 AM
for us non paradigm shifters, LinkedIn is an annoyance as half the world sends us email invites
 
2013-12-17 10:18:00 AM

ModernPrimitive01: for us non paradigm shifters, LinkedIn is an annoyance as half the world sends us email invites


This. I get about 5 network requests from recruiters 4 states over each week. I don't network with someone I don't know.
 
2013-12-17 10:18:35 AM
It's amazing-- I've managed to establish a really solid career in the IT world without any profiles on Linked-In, Facebook, Blogs, or other such garbage.
 
2013-12-17 10:23:08 AM

Pocket Ninja: Are they paradigm shifters, though? All those things are good and all, but every organization needs a good paradigm shifter. Maybe an outside-the-box thinker, too. Oh, and someone well steeped the theoretical principles of design thinking. A design-thinking, outside-the-box paradigm shifter. That's a totally magical ticket.


Yeah, whatever. *fart* When do I get paid?
 
Zel
2013-12-17 10:25:54 AM
The worst part about LinkedIn is when I finally DO find a link I'd like to click in one of their myriad spam... it reroutes my phone to their mobile app login page. It's the opposite of user-interface.
 
2013-12-17 10:33:01 AM
Nobody actually "uses" LinkedIn.  People just register for it and forget about it.
 
2013-12-17 10:48:35 AM

BunkyBrewman: Nobody actually "uses" LinkedIn.  People just register for it and forget about it.


Yup.  Pretty much.
 
2013-12-17 10:51:28 AM

WinoRhino: It's amazing-- I've managed to establish a really solid career in the IT world without any profiles on Linked-In, Facebook, Blogs, or other such garbage.


I started out on a really solid IT career path, too -- but they eventually got rid of the card punches and readers. By now, they probably don't have as many people carrying 9-track tapes back and forth, either.
 
2013-12-17 10:52:26 AM

BunkyBrewman: Nobody actually "uses" LinkedIn.  People just register for it and forget about it.


Well, except the spammers, er, recruiters.
 
2013-12-17 10:54:20 AM

BunkyBrewman: Nobody actually "uses" LinkedIn.  People just register for it and forget about it.


Several years ago, I used to use it because it found relevant articles to my career.  They killed that with the business version of buzzfeed, where every article is "10 reasons to need to hire an MBA", "6 things they didn't teach you in MBA school", and my favorite "why everything you know about leadership, including its basic definition, is wrong, and why I am right and going to save you from your idiocy: summarized in my 4 paragraph article I wrote while taking a dump this morning."
 
2013-12-17 10:57:42 AM

ModernPrimitive01: for us non paradigm shifters, LinkedIn is an annoyance as half the world sends us email invites


Until you set up a filter:
Matches:  from:(*[nospam-﹫-backwards]ni­deknil­*c­om)
Do this: Skip Inbox, Delete it
 
2013-12-17 10:59:55 AM
People using LinkedIn are most likely to be responsible, creative, innovative, analytical strategic thinking team players looking for a job elsewhere.
 
2013-12-17 11:13:02 AM
I'm pretty certain that linkedin is snooping through my machines to get its recommendations. It's recommending people that have no connection with me other than they are buried deep in the archives of my address book, or maybe someone with whom I have had passing contact regarding work.

For example, someone I recently contacted a few times for work is suddenly at the top of my recommendations list.

Am I just paranoid?
 
2013-12-17 11:19:21 AM

bikerific: I'm pretty certain that linkedin is snooping through my machines to get its recommendations. It's recommending people that have no connection with me other than they are buried deep in the archives of my address book, or maybe someone with whom I have had passing contact regarding work.

For example, someone I recently contacted a few times for work is suddenly at the top of my recommendations list.

Am I just paranoid?


Dunno. Did you ever accept their helpful offer to save you time by scanning your address book? Or did you maybe install one of their apps that asks for a long list of privileges? Did your correspondent?

Or was that "passing contact" ever through LinkedIn itself? "Passing contact" is still "contact", and that's kinda what they track for a living.
 
2013-12-17 11:27:48 AM

jfarkinB: bikerific: I'm pretty certain that linkedin is snooping through my machines to get its recommendations. It's recommending people that have no connection with me other than they are buried deep in the archives of my address book, or maybe someone with whom I have had passing contact regarding work.

For example, someone I recently contacted a few times for work is suddenly at the top of my recommendations list.

Am I just paranoid?

Dunno. Did you ever accept their helpful offer to save you time by scanning your address book? Or did you maybe install one of their apps that asks for a long list of privileges? Did your correspondent?

Or was that "passing contact" ever through LinkedIn itself? "Passing contact" is still "contact", and that's kinda what they track for a living.



No, I declined that.   And the recent contacts aren't in my address book at all.  Just someone that's emailed me a few times.

On a different email account.
 
2013-12-17 11:38:27 AM

bikerific: jfarkinB: bikerific: I'm pretty certain that linkedin is snooping through my machines to get its recommendations. It's recommending people that have no connection with me other than they are buried deep in the archives of my address book, or maybe someone with whom I have had passing contact regarding work.

For example, someone I recently contacted a few times for work is suddenly at the top of my recommendations list.

Am I just paranoid?

Dunno. Did you ever accept their helpful offer to save you time by scanning your address book? Or did you maybe install one of their apps that asks for a long list of privileges? Did your correspondent?

Or was that "passing contact" ever through LinkedIn itself? "Passing contact" is still "contact", and that's kinda what they track for a living.


No, I declined that.   And the recent contacts aren't in my address book at all.  Just someone that's emailed me a few times.

On a different email account.


Then linkedin may have found you and deduced your connections through other people's address books.
 
2013-12-17 11:40:35 AM
No, I am not.

SYNERGY!
 
2013-12-17 12:24:45 PM
I have no description of myself, only my most basic resume of skills and previous jobs and I am getting swamped from that site with job offers from large companies I've never worked with before. Times must be really tough out there.
 
2013-12-17 12:36:12 PM

machoprogrammer: ModernPrimitive01: for us non paradigm shifters, LinkedIn is an annoyance as half the world sends us email invites

This. I get about 5 network requests from recruiters 4 states over each week. I don't network with someone I don't know.


Really?  I get nothing.

Dammit, this is high school all over again.

47 is the new 42: BunkyBrewman: Nobody actually "uses" LinkedIn.  People just register for it and forget about it.

Yup.  Pretty much.


Indeed.  I've gotten more connections through Twitter than LinkedIn.  Yeah, yeah, bring on the poop is coming out now jokes.  I used to despise Twitter, but I bit the bullet and got one to promote my webseries.  Now I have leads that may turn into publicity (or may not, especially if I don't get off my ass and follow up on them).  It'd be really nice if there was a job in there somewhere.
 
2013-12-17 12:54:04 PM
I don't pay much attention to my Linked-In.  Why do I want to "endorse" some asshole I  have never even met? Because that's one common message I keep getting from them. The others include leads for jobs far out of my range of interests and geography. I haven't gotten a single usable lead or job out of it yet, but then again, I'm not milking and maintaining it like some g-d Asian Warcraft gold farmer.
 
2013-12-17 01:01:08 PM
QR code the buzzword blog and use it as your photo in your profile.
 
2013-12-17 01:04:46 PM

Any Pie Left: I don't pay much attention to my Linked-In.  Why do I want to "endorse" some asshole I  have never even met? Because that's one common message I keep getting from them. The others include leads for jobs far out of my range of interests and geography. I haven't gotten a single usable lead or job out of it yet, but then again, I'm not milking and maintaining it like some g-d Asian Warcraft gold farmer.


People keep endorsing me for organic chemistry.  I'm not an organic chemist, and the people who keep clicking endorse aren't any type of chemist.  How much weight does their opinion really carry?
 
2013-12-17 01:04:52 PM
Touting myself as a 'Disruptor' has not garnered me the attention I was hoping for.  Paradigm shifts are nice and all, but a good organization really needs personified chaos to truly change.
 
2013-12-17 01:10:28 PM
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2013-12-17 01:38:13 PM

Pocket Ninja: Are they paradigm shifters, though? All those things are good and all, but every organization needs a good paradigm shifter. Maybe an outside-the-box thinker, too. Oh, and someone well steeped the theoretical principles of design thinking. A design-thinking, outside-the-box paradigm shifter. That's a totally magical ticket.


Oh sure, at the end of the day.
 
2013-12-17 01:57:26 PM
So I shouldn't have mentioned I'm sort of a slacker, envious of others, think people who have succeed in life must have cheated, and generally feel it is ok to steal what I feel I deserve?
 
2013-12-17 02:02:53 PM
F*ck LinkedIn.
 
2013-12-17 02:44:36 PM

jfarkinB: BunkyBrewman: Nobody actually "uses" LinkedIn.  People just register for it and forget about it.

Well, except the spammers, er, recruiters.


This.  Recruiters love it; everyone else, less so.   I log in maybe once a quarter if I'm lucky.

What really has me PO'ed about LinkedIn is their new mobile app permissions.  It wants to:

- Read/modify contacts
- Read calendar events (incl. confidential ones)
- Read/write to your call log

Fark that, LinkedIn.
 
2013-12-17 03:01:23 PM
That article is useless. Those words are just filler. The scanners (like Taleo) are looking for keywords like the names of apps, the word "Agile", and other methodology terms. As for LinkedIn, I find it useful. If I see a job posting, I check my connections and have someone I know walk my resume and application in.  I can also ask current and former workers what they think of the place.

There is a lot of spam from recruiters, but that could be from my Dice posting. (I actually did have a job I got on Dice, so the site isn't a total waste.)
 
2013-12-17 03:03:10 PM

Pocket Ninja: Are they paradigm shifters, though? All those things are good and all, but every organization needs a good paradigm shifter. Maybe an outside-the-box thinker, too. Oh, and someone well steeped the theoretical principles of design thinking. A design-thinking, outside-the-box paradigm shifter. That's a totally magical ticket.


I'm a paradigm shiatter. Is that close enough?
 
2013-12-17 03:42:45 PM
I'm wary of using the phrase "detail oriented" because I always worry that somewhere in my resume after that phrase are many glaring mistakes I've made in it.
 
2013-12-17 05:21:40 PM
HR - "Hey I suck at my job and have no idea what I'm doing so let's just narrow our candidate search to these buzzwords"

Article - "Turns out everybody uses these buzzwords for some reason"
 
2013-12-17 10:28:17 PM

saintwrathchild: Pocket Ninja: Are they paradigm shifters, though? All those things are good and all, but every organization needs a good paradigm shifter. Maybe an outside-the-box thinker, too. Oh, and someone well steeped the theoretical principles of design thinking. A design-thinking, outside-the-box paradigm shifter. That's a totally magical ticket.

I'm a strategeative upstartivated independent team entrepreneuser myself.


Do you also push the envelope?

Had a boss who used to say that far too often. One day we all brought envelopes to a meeting and pushed them towards the centre of the table every time he said it.
 
2013-12-17 11:23:58 PM

whatshisname: saintwrathchild: Pocket Ninja: Are they paradigm shifters, though? All those things are good and all, but every organization needs a good paradigm shifter. Maybe an outside-the-box thinker, too. Oh, and someone well steeped the theoretical principles of design thinking. A design-thinking, outside-the-box paradigm shifter. That's a totally magical ticket.

I'm a strategeative upstartivated independent team entrepreneuser myself.

Do you also push the envelope?

Had a boss who used to say that far too often. One day we all brought envelopes to a meeting and pushed them towards the centre of the table every time he said it.


I will engadgetate you the most splurious social app sharing network that money can't buy.
 
2013-12-18 08:16:00 AM

47 is the new 42: BunkyBrewman: Nobody actually "uses" LinkedIn.  People just register for it and forget about it.

Yup.  Pretty much.


I wish all the people who keep "endorsing" me would figure that out. getting those emails isn't helping my amnesia.

I hope they don't expect me to go endorse them back.
 
2013-12-18 10:20:45 AM

bikerific: I'm pretty certain that linkedin is snooping through my machines to get its recommendations. It's recommending people that have no connection with me other than they are buried deep in the archives of my address book, or maybe someone with whom I have had passing contact regarding work.

For example, someone I recently contacted a few times for work is suddenly at the top of my recommendations list.

Am I just paranoid?


So you think LinkedIn have developed a hack for your browser that lets them escape from the sandbox and have access to your local hard drive unhindered? And they are using this just to suggest possible contacts for you that gives them minimal benefits, and they do it despite the fact a bunch of their staff would probably go to jail if they were caught doing it?

Maybe you should get some tin foil and make a hat, I have heard it will protect you from the LinkedIn hacking your computer.
 
2013-12-18 02:43:30 PM

Chevello: 47 is the new 42: BunkyBrewman: Nobody actually "uses" LinkedIn.  People just register for it and forget about it.

Yup.  Pretty much.

I wish all the people who keep "endorsing" me would figure that out. getting those emails isn't helping my amnesia.

I hope they don't expect me to go endorse them back.


I was recently endorsed by an asshole at work that won't give me the time of day. Maybe I should endorse him for something embarrassing like Ball Licking.
 
2013-12-18 03:57:40 PM

stewbert: Chevello: 47 is the new 42: BunkyBrewman: Nobody actually "uses" LinkedIn.  People just register for it and forget about it.

Yup.  Pretty much.

I wish all the people who keep "endorsing" me would figure that out. getting those emails isn't helping my amnesia.

I hope they don't expect me to go endorse them back.

I was recently endorsed by an asshole at work that won't give me the time of day. Maybe I should endorse him for something embarrassing like Ball Licking.


Endorse everyone for everything. The sooner LinkedIn becomes useless to recruiters, the sooner it will go away.
 
2013-12-18 06:30:46 PM

Thurston Howell: stewbert: Chevello: 47 is the new 42: BunkyBrewman: Nobody actually "uses" LinkedIn.  People just register for it and forget about it.

Yup.  Pretty much.

I wish all the people who keep "endorsing" me would figure that out. getting those emails isn't helping my amnesia.

I hope they don't expect me to go endorse them back.

I was recently endorsed by an asshole at work that won't give me the time of day. Maybe I should endorse him for something embarrassing like Ball Licking.

Endorse everyone for everything. The sooner LinkedIn becomes useless to recruiters, the sooner it will go away.


I actually like LinkedIn quite a bit. It's a self-updating Rolodex. I stay away from any kind of discussion or conversations, though. It's just a business card to me, but now I always know people's new email addresses.
 
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