For some reason, this guy checks out my LinkedIn profile every couple of days. I wish he would browse anonymously or something because it’s really, truly creepy. He doesn’t write, he doesn’t favorite my stuff, he doesn’t offer me a job or solicit me as a recruiter. Nor do we work together. He just keeps checking in, even when I haven’t posted anything. I am 100% sure that I’m not the only person on LinkedIn that views this behavior as strange. It would make sense if it followed, you know, a status update, post, like or share. Or if they were actually in my network as a connection.
However, none of those things is true and I really wish that they would buy a clue, realize their creep factor has hit a billion and just knock it off.
Let me give you an idea how this is supposed to work on LinkedIn in a few steps:
- I check you out, it’s because at the moment, I’m job hunting and looking for consulting work
- Somebody else checks me out because they want to hire me or I shared something; or they were curious
- What you do not do, under any circumstances, is keep coming back to my profile every two days to look at my face.
After I post this, sure, come check me out – that’s kind of the point. But, check me out every three days, whether or not I’m posting stuff? That’s just weird.
OR maybe, just maybe, I’m the only one that thinks this is strange?