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People share the worst of LinkedIn, from ‘humble brags’ about money to cringe-worthy speeches

LinkedSin! Users shame the worst posts they’ve spotted from a recruiter who boasted his candidates can now ‘afford a decent Christmas’ to an exec who ‘forgot’ ordering a £12,750 Rolex

  • People have shared the ‘worst’ posts spotted on networking platform LinkedIn 
  • US and UK-based people boasted about wealth and how successful they were
  • Recruiter bragged about being the reason employees could ‘afford decent Xmas’

LinkedIn is a great tool when it comes to networking, but for some recruiters and executives it’s become their platform of choice to brag and boast about their professional accomplishments. 

Users from the US, the UK and Australia have taken to sharing the most cringeworthy posts they’ve come across on the business social network on the Twitter account The State of LinkedIn, which have been collated in a gallery by Bored Panda

One user boasted about his newly purchased Rolex by sharing a picture showing off the eye-watering £12,750 price tag.

Another bragged about firing an unpaid intern who was wearing AirPods in the office because they are a ‘right of passage’ and he ‘hadn’t earned them’.

Meanwhile some people poked fun at LinkedIn notifications which tell you someone has viewed your profile – but don’t reveal who. Here FEMAIL shares some of the most amusing – and eyeroll-inducing – posts.

People from the UK and the US have shared the ‘worst of LinkedIn’ on social media, poking fun at the features, pictures and posts shared on the business networking platform 

A man shared a screenshot of a chat with one of his LinkedIn connections who savaged him for using an emoji because 'smiley faces aren't considered professional'. The man, clearly unimpressed, replied with a 'sad face' emoji

A man shared a screenshot of a chat with one of his LinkedIn connections who savaged him for using an emoji because ‘smiley faces aren’t considered professional’. The man, clearly unimpressed, replied with a ‘sad face’ emoji

A boastful headhunter from the US shared a self-congratulatory post about the candidates he had placed for jobs, claiming they could now afford a decent Christmas all thanks to him

A boastful headhunter from the US shared a self-congratulatory post about the candidates he had placed for jobs, claiming they could now afford a decent Christmas all thanks to him

This LinkedIn user's quirky message copying the 'If You're happy and you know it' song made the recipient cringe

This LinkedIn user’s quirky message copying the ‘If You’re happy and you know it’ song made the recipient cringe 

The director of a recruiting agency from Australia rather compared his company's growth to the spread of coronavirus. Read the room...

The director of a recruiting agency from Australia rather compared his company’s growth to the spread of coronavirus. Read the room…

A married man sent a very inappropriate message to a jobseeker who had just graduated, saying he'd ask them out for a drink if he wasn't attached

A married man sent a very inappropriate message to a jobseeker who had just graduated, saying he’d ask them out for a drink if he wasn’t attached 

One person boasted about their son's intelligence, claiming he is 'still on track to be an inventor or billionaire'

One person boasted about their son’s intelligence, claiming he is ‘still on track to be an inventor or billionaire’

A business owner bragged about firing one of his five interns because he was wearing AirPods, claiming it was like showing up to work in a nicer car than the boss

A business owner bragged about firing one of his five interns because he was wearing AirPods, claiming it was like showing up to work in a nicer car than the boss 

One person poked fun at how people talked up their resumes on LinkedIn, even when they weren't employed

One person poked fun at how people talked up their resumes on LinkedIn, even when they weren’t employed

An executive at Just East boasted about allowing their employee to leave their desk for an hour - a move some others would consider a lunch break

An executive at Just East boasted about allowing their employee to leave their desk for an hour – a move some others would consider a lunch break 

A jokester used an image of Winnie the Pooh to make fun of people who embellished their work experience

A jokester used an image of Winnie the Pooh to make fun of people who embellished their work experience

One person from the UK boasted about their brand new Rolex and made sure the £12,750 price tag was in show

One person from the UK boasted about their brand new Rolex and made sure the £12,750 price tag was in show 

In Portsmouth, an executive shared a condescending drawing asking people to cut the M and turn it 180 degree to make it a 'We'

In Portsmouth, an executive shared a condescending drawing asking people to cut the M and turn it 180 degree to make it a ‘We’

A UK-based letting agent turned a common cold into a bragging and 'inspirational' speech about his team which implied he'd assumed they wouldn't be able to cope without him

A UK-based letting agent turned a common cold into a bragging and ‘inspirational’ speech about his team which implied he’d assumed they wouldn’t be able to cope without him

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