Adding expected summer work to LinkedIn?

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Adding expected summer work to LinkedIn?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:32 pm

Hey everyone,

Hope everyone enjoyed the Oscars last night.

I am curious as to what the current norm is for adding expected summer work to one's LinkedIn profile.

I accepted an offer a few weeks ago to join a big law firm for summer 2013, and I'm not entirely sure about the professional norm.

Thank you.

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Re: Adding expected summer work to LinkedIn?

Postby superpippo » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hey everyone,

Hope everyone enjoyed the Oscars last night.

I am curious as to what the current norm is for adding expected summer work to one's LinkedIn profile.

I accepted an offer a few weeks ago to join a big law firm for summer 2013, and I'm not entirely sure about the professional norm.

Thank you.


Just wait until day one, seems a little pretentious otherwise. No one wants to look like the guy who's just rushing to update his CV on LinkedIn to show everyone how great his job prospects are.

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Re: Adding expected summer work to LinkedIn?

Postby thelawyler » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:39 pm

You should see if the firm has a sweatshirt, because you should definitely order one and wear it to class.

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Re: Adding expected summer work to LinkedIn?

Postby Lasers » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:Hey everyone,

Hope everyone enjoyed the Oscars last night.

I am curious as to what the current norm is for adding expected summer work to one's LinkedIn profile.

I accepted an offer a few weeks ago to join a big law firm for summer 2013, and I'm not entirely sure about the professional norm.

Thank you.

hahaha, this made me laugh for some reason.

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Re: Adding expected summer work to LinkedIn?

Postby TTRansfer » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:36 am

Yes.

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Re: Adding expected summer work to LinkedIn?

Postby BeenDidThat » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:40 am

tacky imo

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Re: Adding expected summer work to LinkedIn?

Postby shock259 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:41 am

You already have a job - why do you care about whether your LinkedIn is up-to-date? Seems like the only reason you want to put it on there is to brag.

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Re: Adding expected summer work to LinkedIn?

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:59 am

Go ahead, no one who matters will give a fuck. And if someone even notices or cares, fuck em

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Re: Adding expected summer work to LinkedIn?

Postby iconoclasttt » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:21 am

Applying the "professional norm" for post-graduate employment, wait at least until you show up and actually work a day for them.

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Re: Adding expected summer work to LinkedIn?

Postby TaipeiMort » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hey everyone,

Hope everyone enjoyed the Oscars last night.

I am curious as to what the current norm is for adding expected summer work to one's LinkedIn profile.

I accepted an offer a few weeks ago to join a big law firm for summer 2013, and I'm not entirely sure about the professional norm.

Thank you.


I had a summer associate for this year from one of my summer firms try to add me on linkedin. He had added the firm to his profile, and the first thought I gave is "who is this guy," then, "he must be weird."

The professional norm is to wait. I guess it could help you by making you look overeager to work at the firm when the office hiring manager looks you up online. It could also hurt when an attorney from your firm looking to add other attorneys from your firm stumbles upon your profile and thinks "that guy is weird." If I was your classmate I would also think you were weird/antisocial. My bet is no one will see, but if someone does see it, 50/50 they think you are a weird.
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Re: Adding expected summer work to LinkedIn?

Postby Renzo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:27 pm

To your law school classmates it will look like bragging. To people at the firm it will make you seem strangely over-eager. To everyone else in the world, it will make you seem like a weirdo who puts a planned future job on your resume.




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