Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Linkedin Groups Lame?

OK, so in some ways Linkedin is pretty cool – it’s gotten me back in touch with folks I haven’t heard from in decades. And I’ve joined several groups – including the DeltaV Automation group and the MES group.

Maybe it’s a sign of the times, but almost all the discussions are headhunters offering up career opportunities. Now my sampling is certainly not statistically valid, but I find it annoying.

I’m sorry, but I really want technical based discussions in these technical groups. Aren’t there enough venues on the web for headhunters?


Mike Boudreaux said...

Bruce, I agree with you about many of the groups that I am in.

For the DeltaV group in LinkedIn I have included in the group description that posting job postings by recruiters will be deleted. I have deleted several job postings already. It will be up to the group manager to moderate these discussions.

There are several other groups that I have found useful because they are not filled with job postings. Most of my university alumni groups are full of either recruiters or job seekers.

Mike Boudreaux said...

I deleted two more recruiter posts yesterday. I don't want to moderate the group discussions, but I'm thinking about doing this. There are not a lot of discussions happening there yet. Maybe I'll moderate until the activity becomes more than I can handle.