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#LinkedInOutLoud - The World's Most Hilarious LinkedIn Profiles

A new YouTube channel has emerged and they've struck gold with their reading out loud of some of the worst LinkedIn profiles we have ever heard. 

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We've all been there... we're browsing LinkedIn, snooping on our Primary School friends' to see how far they've gotten, wishing to get connected with someone who has thousands of 1st level connections.

And then it happens...

You have a serendipitous encounter with a profile that makes you feel like the most employable gal in the world. These people are hilarious and have absolutely missed the point of having a professional profile, but hey!

"Joseph & Joseph" are the mavericks behind the idea and have so far released 3 parts to their LinkedIn Out Loud YouTube journey.

The videos feature hired actors who read aloud some of the most cringe-worthy profile summaries ever to grace LinkedIn. With some fabulous (dahhrling) acting and pretentious business-themed backdrops, these series of short videos could really take off.

The independent production company, "Joseph & Joseph" specialize in short films and music promotions, but they seem pretty knew on the block, so maybe this is their big break!



Don't worry, although #LinkedinOutLoud has taken these quotes from genuine profile summaries, the users' identities are hidden.

These videos highlight how negatively you can come across on this network just by trying too hard! It drums home how much we overuse that classic phrase, "I'm a people person," and I think it really gives you a good idea on how NOT to do LinkedIn.

For example, don't talk in the 3rd person. Please. You might think it sounds more profesh, but trust me, you'll sound as silly as these guys do!

Next, steer clear of those crazy big ambitions. It doesn't make you sound more inspirational or free spirited, it just sounds like you've got your head in the clouds.

What else has this taught me? Oh yeah, don't ever, I repeat, ever, self-assign a cringey nickname!

Keep your personal information relevant and basic. TMI on the whole drug addictions and cherry poppin' activities! Okay?

My final, and possibly the most important tip... no comparisons to Jesus Christ. I just don't think that'll go down well with many people...

I got in touch with Joseph (Keirs) and Joseph (Tedder) and they said:
"We're thinking we should probably re-write our own LinkedIn profiles now as I think millions of us are all a little guilty of having at least a slight cheesy profile...but it's just the nature of a website built for schmoozing and selling yourself."
So there you go guys, I've given you a few tips!

When asked what was next, told us "we're currently on the lookout for some cool projects to get involved with," and we cannot wait to see what they come up with!

Because these videos are absolutely A1, I simply have to leave you with two of my favourite quotes.

"I'm keen as effing mustard to hear from you..."


and


"It is extremely effing cool to be seen to know me..."


Absolutely brilliant. Hat's off Joseph & Joseph! I wish you all the best in your YouTube career and we can't wait for more social media themed videos to cover!



Megan Herdson
Megan is a country girl who moved to the city with some big dreams. She is studying her MA in Creative Writing whilst also managing an American Football Team.  She loves her blog and wants nothing more than to have her words read. That and to win the Championship, obviously. Follow her @MeganAtSMF

 
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#LinkedInOutLoud - The World's Most Hilarious LinkedIn Profiles Reviewed by Megan Herdson on Friday, June 12, 2015 Rating: 5

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