Cringeworthy LinkedIn posts

Let's comment some of our favorite cringeworthy LinkedIn posts. Here are some of mine:

  1. "Humbled and honored to announce that I have accepted an offer at company x..."
  2. "Had a transformative experience attending company x's two-day leadership program..."
  3. "Honored to receive a full time offer from..."

P.S. I'm not a salty guy or anything. I just find some of these LinkedIn posts to be extremely cringeworthy. I've attended multiple diversity programs with different firms this year and I find it laughable that after spending 2 or 3 days doing some BS stuff, a lot of people will go on LinkedIn to post about how the experience was extremely transformative and life changing. Like come on. All we did was receive presentations about the company and some "professional development" sessions. But whatever. Each to his own.


Those people who put every single 2 day diversity program they did as a job on LinkedIn so they keep showing up in searches. I was looking for alums in various banks and this one kid who's a rising junior kept appearing as having worked at GS, MS, JPM, BAML, and others. Clicked his profile and he did a bunch of BS leadership seminars but put every single one as a job on LinkedIn with a multi-paragraph description of each.


OP I legit unfollow any one that either posts something like this or siphons shit like this into my feed by liking it.

Something else that drives me crazy is ppl that just like a news story or article because it popped up in their feed. I've seen a few articles running for two years now. Especially this one about "GM having a female CEO and female CFO" with this stupid picture of their CFO. It is two years old and it pops up in my feed all the time still.

Rise and grind

I would be mortified if I became CEO or CFO and it was even mentioned that I was a woman, let alone celebrated. Its weak, it's a weak move. That law in California mandated that a female be on the board? I promise you, women do not look out for other women. All of the sudden they think they're Navy Seals. I would never want to work for a company like that


Had to check this out for myself to see if it was widespread and WOW. My favorites so far that I've seen are Senior Contributing Author and another that mentions that they conduct financial research to write daily articles that get between 2,000 and 5,000 views. If I were to ever see this on a resume it would be a DING!


Coming from a recent Level I passer - agreed.

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So I’m not gonna defend this cringe posts, as I agree LinkedIn is painfully commoditized for a professional social network. However, just playing advocate a lot of times in this age of diversity - and ranges of schools that are sending people to Wall Street, you’re getting kids whose diversity days, full time offers, and internships are a first for them in their family, or maybe a big stride relative to their peers, or a rebrand for themselves perhaps. I see where it’s cringe, and I don’t do it myself, but if someone’s prideful of an achievement well I guess it’s not all that bad. We’ve all seen infinitely worse on social media. Some of the “motivational” posts like the one about the guy in sweats paying and lots of recruitment posts about candidates and stuff are completely nonsense though I agree.


I get you. That makes total sense. I just wanted to add that I myself am a minority, first gen, parents are unemployed but I still don't do that. I guess it's just personal preference.


"Defund my cringe posts.." I swear to god if I see any of my juniors making these posts, they will definitely be laid off ASAP.
What kind of self-gratification are looking for? Jesus Christ, kid nobody cares! If This is the biggest accomplishment you have had in your career then you have a wake up call coming!


Kid from undergrad who is now at a Big 4 is notorious for these. Had a good one this week. I get a notification on Friday:

"Congratulate (Name) for being promoted to New England Managing Partner Advisory Committee: Representative for the Boston Tax Function of (Company Name)."

This Director came back with:

"Way to use fancy words to announce you joined the group that decides on snacks for busy season."

Murdered. Looks like he took it down.

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