This Facebook Group Features Memes About The Cringy Side Of LinkedIn And Their Posts (30 Pics) Interview
LinkedIn has recently found itself at the center of a growing debate over its evolving nature, leading some to believe that it is entering a cringe era. The platform serves various purposes, functioning as a work-centered social media platform, a tool for job seeking, and a way to track former classmates' success. However, it is difficult to deny that recently, many people have noticed the platform becoming a bit cringy.
Popular trends such as the hustle and motivation culture, which gained significant traction in recent years, have also found their way onto LinkedIn. This has even given rise to online communities like the Facebook group "LinkedIn Memes For Go Getter Teens," which curates and shares the most cringe-worthy aspects of this culture in the form of memes.
Here is the list of the best and most cringy posts shared by the group we selected to present to you today.
Bored Panda has reached out to Victoria Zhong, the admin of the "LinkedIn Memes for Go Getter Teens" Facebook group. We asked a couple of questions related to the community connected to share the most cringy posts on the social media platform. First, we wanted to know the origins of the group and what inspired Victoria to create it. She told us: “I was scrolling on LinkedIn and noticed that many posts there seemed to follow a formula—especially those by large LinkedIn influencers. Many of these posts were self-aggrandizing and felt very out of touch with regular, everyday people. I thought the posts were especially funny where people tried to spin mundane events into fables with some lessons.”
The group description states: “LinkedIn related cringeposting”, and at the moment it counts nearly 50k members. We were wondering if there is any mission that connects this huge community. Victoria Zhong explained: “There’s no real mission of the group. It's just a place where people can use humor to discuss or vent about frustrations they have about work or finding work.”
Having this many active contributors, the posts on "LinkedIn Memes for Go Getter Teens" are published daily. The page was created 2 years ago, and only last month it published 337 new posts. We asked Victoria if she could think of any instances where the memes shared within the group have ignited engaging conversations or debates among the members, but Zhong shortly mentioned that she does not have any specific examples.
Finally, we wanted the Facebook group’s admin to provide us with her insights into the curation process. We wanted to find out what specific criteria Victoria considers when handpicking the memes to share with this vibrant community. Zhong told us: “For myself, it would usually be posts that haven’t been previously posted or classic memes that haven’t been posted in a while (like ‘I stopped to help a dog and was late to a job interview and the interviewer turned out to be the dog’). For others, it would be relevant posts that aren't recent reposts. I personally prefer image posts but do allow videos every so often.”
Ah yes, extremely normal. Rich people really are just like us!