Wednesday, February 3, 2016

LinkedIn Search Is Like Going Fishing in a Swamp

Lately, LinkedIn is looking a lot more like Craigslist.  The floodgates have officially been opened and its job postings have been showered with subpar listings by fly-by-nighter's.  Such postings are easy to spot.  The company name is typically a generic one, their postings outnumber all the others at a ratio of at least two to one, and their message often screams something for nothing in all caps.

Left unchecked, this spam will drag down the customer experience and that of reputable clients.  There is an easy fix and LinkedIn needs to look no further than Craigslist to find it.  Give users the ability to remove or hide particular companies or job postings from their results.

The longer you subject your customers to scrap the bottom of the barrel to find what they're looking for, the sooner it will be your reputation that they begin to question.  After all, you are the company you keep.

As always, thank you for reading and for sharing. 

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