I'm a member of a number of groups on LinkedIn, some tech-oriented and some biz-oriented, and it's quite interesting to observe the qualitative differences in their content, especially with respect to jobs. On the tech side most of the postings under the "Job Discussions" heading are actual, bona-fide jobs i.e. "I need a SQL dev for a 6-month contract". The biz groups, on the other hand, seem to have been going downhill rapidly. For example, I'm a member of the "MBA Highway" group, which used to have a lot of job postings. Now, however, consider some of the gems from a recent digest:
- Job Search Behavior
- Resume Zapper Service
- The Job Search Principles – Rule # 3
- EARN FROM HOME FULL OR PART TIME!!!!
Granted, at this point there are still plenty of actual jobs, but it looks like the lists are gradually being taken over by less-than-useful material. Why this should be the case for the biz side but not the tech side? I dunno, you tell me; maybe there are just more desperate biz types out there these days?