TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote SocialTimes AllFacebook FishbowlNY FishbowlDC PRNewser 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Ad Students, It’s Time to Get Those Much-Needed LinkedIn References

With a LinkedIn profile now arguably solidified as the digital equivalent to a resume, the social network’s “Recommendations” feature is quickly becoming an invaluable tool for those on the job hunt.

Of course, many recent graduates are struggling to build up this section on their profiles because, well, they don’t really have any real-world experience. But, one enterprising young ad student copywriter named Matt League is attempting to find a solution for those who share his struggle. His solution: Make a dummy LinkedIn account so that he can recommend himself and his friends at The Creative Circus.

Hoping to dupe lazy recruiters who browse LinkedIn profiles for recommendations and don’t check who they’re from, “Mother Recommends” (no relation to the actual agency Mother) will tell you, in very maternal terms, how bright and talented ad students are. Claiming these individuals as children, “Mother Recommends” says verbose things like, “Hire Sara Steinberg and I guarantee she will be the melty cheese and sauce that holds the 5-layer lasagna that is your advertising agency together.”

It’s currently unknown if Mother’s recommendations have landed her children jobs at ad agencies. But, it did get Matt League’s portfolio linked on AgencySpy.  Better than nothing? We’ll let our dear readers be the judge of that.

Mediabistro Course

PR: Incorporating Social Media & Multimedia

Public Relations: Incorproating Social Media and MultimdediaStarting October 22, learn how to use Twitter, Facebook, and keyword search to get your client's message heard! In this course, you'll learn how to develop online video, make social media updates, display multimedia content, and master your client's SEO so that your message will spread and reach all the right places. Register now!