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I have removed the names of big institutions - least for me getting sued. Otherwise, enjoy the insights:

I am a LION (Linkedin Open Networker). I'll link with anyone. Now, these days I am Consultant at the world's biggest Management Consultancy. I get the odd young graduate writing to me asking how to break into such a "prestigious" organisation. The irony of such a mail deserves its own blog entry someday.

So it gave me an idea. One fake account later and I was a Manager at one of the prestigious Investment Banks with an reasonable degree from one of the better institutes in the UK.

I left the account for a month, and came back and had nearly 60 requests for friends. Not a biggie in itself. Accepted. Another month later, and around another 50-60 requests. However, the number of inMails I had from people sending me their CV, wanting to meet me for coffee or asking for me to take a call for a job was a joke. 

Now what really annoyed me: This was a fake account. Fake name. Picture is of a US Senator. And other than claiming I had a degree from good university and work experience at one other bank before the supposed one I was a Manager at, I was getting messages like:

"Dear Mr Marlow, 

My name is Bull Shitter and I currently study at the BigUniversity-you-also-went-to. I have found your name on our alumni database and your contact information on LinkedIn. I am contacting you as I am highly interested in working in banking and particularly in IBD. I know you are busy and understand if you can’t make the time – but I would really appreciate it if you could be open to a brief informational interview over the phone or in person next week? I am eager to learn more about your undergraduate experiences around Banking Street and about your track record at J.T. Marlow."

Suffice it to say, these people do not believe in hard work.

Now lets just hope I don't share my insights of Fake Accounting on Tinder. :D
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Disillusioned with Life
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United Kingdom
SKYPE: smygba


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