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Lately Ive had several recruiters/potential employers ask me If I have a linkedin. Something about that platform unnerves me.

A place where you're intended to mask all parts of yourself that make you less palatable to companies.

Its not like we don't already present different versions of ourselves to differing social groups, on and offline, already.

Maybe the only difference is that elsewhere I'm creating a version of myself I like more, whereas there i'm creating a version i like less

@zacharius I think the idea of linkedin is more about social proof. Showing other employers and professionals endorse your public work persona.

I'm still finding it hard to believe people use it seriously, based on my brief experience with it.

@zacharius you’re creating a version that’s easier for non-tech managers and HR people to parse. Tech interviewers will still look at your github for ground truth.

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