Cringe-worthy LinkedIn Profiles | 2020 WSO Championship

Hi Monkeys,

What were some of the most Cringe-worthy profiles that you came across on LinkedIn?

Listing every single class or online course that one followed? Getting recommendations from fellow students?

Feel free to share and find the LinkedIn Cringe Champion of 2020 according to WSO!

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Comments (86)

Apr 24, 2020 - 3:29pm

I think I know what post you're talking about. Sadly he changed his linkedin since then. Kid had every school he had gotten into, what scholarships he was awarded, and what his potential major would be at each uni


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Apr 24, 2020 - 1:27pm

definitely. want to throw her into a meat grinder. she's so so annoying

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Apr 29, 2020 - 12:28am

I love how we all universally understood who's being mentioned and how annoying those posts are.

I'm convinced the account is a bot. Otherwise, this person has literally nothing better to do than to create convoluted lies where she always ends with some bs morals and how she saved the day.

Apr 23, 2020 - 12:20pm

what the actual fuck!??? HAHAHAHA

bet this guy's profile headline goes: Student at X University | Goldman Sachs

"They say money can't buy happiness? Look at the fuckin' smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby!" - Boiler Room

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  • VP in PE - LBOs
Apr 24, 2020 - 1:01am

Not super comfortable with this thread. It's way too easy to figure out who these kids are. We were all young and dumb once.

  • Investment Analyst in ER
Apr 25, 2020 - 5:39am

A guy is putting time in his professional development, what's wrong about that? I mean, I also try to resist that desire to put all my 50+ Coursera certificates on my Linkedin (successfully as for now), but there are people who don't have any other credentials and want to leverage what they have.

Edit: Yes, keep throwing monkey shit if you genuinely think that continuous professional development and desire to learn is something that should we laugh at.

Jun 15, 2020 - 9:43am

Also see where you're coming from, but no reason to post everything on Linkedin. Professional improvement > bragging about professional improvement.

Don't @ me

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Apr 24, 2020 - 12:34pm

"CFA Level 1 - intend to enroll" & "Incoming Spring Week Intern" are my favourites

Apr 27, 2020 - 10:42pm

Per the CFA association rules, you are not allowed to list candidacy unless you've registered and paid for the test. Just FYI, to anyone who reads this.
I have seen people called out for having it on a resume and not being registered (e.g. person says, oh I intend to take it, etc....people who are actual CFAs or have taken the exam will potentially humiliate you about it).

Apr 29, 2020 - 9:13am

Bit of a tangent, but one of my colleagues got ticked off by the CFA because, having passed many years ago, he stopped paying the annual fees. They found it still mentioned on his LinkedIn profile (he hadn't thought twice about it), and sent him rude emails threatening to blacklist our firm or some nonsense like that.

Apr 24, 2020 - 12:46pm

I flirted and hooked up with a girl at a bar once using LinkedIn (throwaway account, I don't have one) because I was too drunk, deleted her #, but she showed me her LinkedIn so we PM'ed that way.

Not my proudest moment. Quite a Boomer move on my part.

Apr 24, 2020 - 1:37pm

Thanks, pls keep this coming. im having fun googling these clowns

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Apr 24, 2020 - 3:29pm

Still my favorite to this day - Kid from undergrad who is now at a Big 4 is notorious for these.

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

The Director came back with:

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

Murdered. He took it down shortly after.

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Apr 25, 2020 - 12:13am

I stand corrected - so the Director made that comment and he still left it up. Gotta give him credit where credit is due.

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Apr 25, 2020 - 1:42am

Thought the first two sentences of each paragraph were funny together.

"Markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent."

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  • Intern in S&T - FI
Apr 28, 2020 - 10:17am

What an absolute fucking tool. The worst part is that there's more than a couple of these posts (boohoo covid-19, but look at my shiny new job!)

Apr 28, 2020 - 5:29pm

Thinking about it, all these posts would come off better if it was just a single sentence along the lines of, "Very fortunate to be interning at XXX next summer. They're great people and I'm looking forward to working with them." Not mentioning the shitty situation is better overall lmao

"Markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent."

Apr 28, 2020 - 6:06pm

So tone deaf

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  • Prospect in PE - LBOs
Apr 25, 2020 - 7:16am

Actually it only takes 3 hours to finish if you click through all the videos without watching them. There's no exam either at the end. Even if you get every single question wrong in the quizzes, as long as you are done with each module you can get the certification. That's why it's a total joke.

Apr 25, 2020 - 6:27am

Definite Rock-Star Summer Analyst

"If it is on WSO, it must be true" ~ old Jewish proverb.

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Apr 25, 2020 - 7:32am


"They say money can't buy happiness? Look at the fuckin' smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby!" - Boiler Room

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Apr 25, 2020 - 8:24am

That coupled with misspelled "commnets" and incosistent use of "+" before/after numbers were the reasons why he wasn't extended a Full-time offer.

"If it is on WSO, it must be true" ~ old Jewish proverb.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 27, 2020 - 9:28pm

I came across this gem a while ago. I always come back to this kid's profile whenever a friend talks about cringey LinkedIn profiles.

Apr 28, 2020 - 5:27pm

This is fucking awesome hahaha. One might think he works for fucking Mattress Firm.

"Markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent."

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Apr 29, 2020 - 6:39pm

Had to come back here and post this...A fucking post on getting an interview lmao. I wonder if we'll get a follow-up post should he not move on...

"Markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent."

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Apr 30, 2020 - 11:19pm

sounds like the guy joined the army and hasn't interviewed in years. this one is actually motivating/heartwarming but it's something that you should post on facebook, not LinkedIn

Apr 29, 2020 - 7:03pm

"Trader at Hedge-Fund" from the guy who practice "Trading" from his smartphone.

The most Hilarious is all the thousands of "Trader" and "Head of" from a specific bank on Linkedln but when you are in the industry there are only few hundreds Trader and the famous "Head of" works in the back office as a project manager.

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