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TootsNYC:
I ran across this story today, and in the middle of it, there's an etiquette issue.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2014/01/21/how-linkedin-is-thwarting-your-job-search/


Sort of similar to including registry info in a wedding invite.


--- Quote ---With its simple, well-intentioned emails and activity feed messages, LinkedIn, an enterprise thatís all about professionalism, is in fact doing something quite unprofessional. While I would definitely want to notify my network about a new position, I would never send a note to my network asking members to congratulate me. That would be both awkward and sophomoric.
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artk2002:
I ran into this a while ago. I corrected my job title and got tons of "Congratulations" messages. So I guess the procedure is to 1) Disable all notifications; 2) Update the profile; 3) Re-enable notifications.

There are days when I really, really hate computers!

TootsNYC:
The etiquette point I thought was interesting was that LinkedIn sends out the "congratulate her!" email. Which is like asking for a pat on the back.

meronym:

--- Quote from: TootsNYC on March 06, 2014, 12:12:22 PM ---The etiquette point I thought was interesting was that LinkedIn sends out the "congratulate her!" email. Which is like asking for a pat on the back.

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Wouldn't this be more like a friend telling people to congratulate you? Like "Hey, Margaret got a new job - thought you guys might want to say congrats!"

Coley:

--- Quote from: artk2002 on March 06, 2014, 12:03:49 PM ---I ran into this a while ago. I corrected my job title and got tons of "Congratulations" messages. So I guess the procedure is to 1) Disable all notifications; 2) Update the profile; 3) Re-enable notifications.

There are days when I really, really hate computers!

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That's what I was thinking. There must be a way to beat that algorithm. I get those "send congratulations" notifications occasionally for people whose jobs I know haven't changed. Now I know why!

To the OP's question, since it's LinkedIn that's sending the notifications, I don't hold the person responsible for that. I know the notifications can be disabled, but I don't view it the same as the person asking directly for recognition.

I'd like it more if LinkedIn changed the notification text from "Congratulate X!" to "X's job title changed." Then it's more informational and not so much a "command" for recognition.

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