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I changed my title to simply "employee" on Linkedin and get waaay less cold calls/emails. Putting anything IT related seems to be carte blanche for recruiters to send you anything they have. CTO for Microsoft? Are you interested in this $5/hr. 3 month contract? Obnoxious



I deleted my LinkedIn profile a few years back and haven't looked back. It's cathartic. I honestly don't see the reason to have it unless you're actively looking for a new role. Speaking of obnoxious - they don't let you hide your profile either, you have to completely delete it.


> Speaking of obnoxious - they don't let you hide your profile either, you have to completely delete it

Of course not, because then the people who pay them money would get fewer results in their searches! And they don't care if you delete it because they keep all the data anyway.




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