Do you believe this? A Linkedin denial for the ages

Poor Judgment on your job seeking strategy?

When a 20 something tried to connect with a more experienced person on Linkedin, here is the answer he/she sent him:

We have never met. We have never worked together. You are quite young and apparently green on how business connections work with senior professionals. Apparently you have heard that I produce a Job Bank, and decided that it would be stunningly helpful for your career prospects if I shared my 960+ Linkedin connections with you- a total stranger who has nothing to offer me.

Your invite to connect is inappropriate, beneficial only to you and tacky. Wow, I cannot wait to let every 26 year old jobseeker mine my top tier marketing connections to help them land a job.

I love the sense of entitlement in your generation. And therefore I enjoy Denying your invite and giving you the dreaded “I Don’t Know $%#$% because it’s the truth.

Oh, and about your request to actually receive my Job Bank along with 7,300 other subscribers to my service? That’s denied too.

I suggest you join the other Job Bank in town…. Oh wait there isn’t one.

You’re welcome for your humility lesson for the year. Don’t ever reach out to senior practitioners again and assume their carefully curated list of connections is available to you just because you want to build your network.

Don’t ever write me again


I hope this is hoax but if it’s a real letter I hope this person was writing this to the next Mark Zuckerberg who will be able buy and sell him or her in the near future.

As a “senior practitioner” myself I am always open to helping any young person who has the initiative to reach out to me, that’s the right way to do things on our society.

But then again this person doesn’t sound like he/she was close to any mentor in his/her life or to anyone for that matter.

By the way what kind of job bank is this that it doesn’t want young people to participate? I know most industries are dying to have good young people join their ranks.

One more thing…the name of the product is Linkedin, like people linking up right? If you have a problem with that maybe you should get off of LINKEDIN!

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