From a job-hunting perspective, having a LinkedIn account is a good way to break the ice in order to organise coffee with a potential helper. It's not unusual at all to receive an e-mail from a contact seeking a job saying that he or she is updating the LinkedIn account and would like to catch up for coffee. (This coffee is obviously a way to discuss what's available and if I know someone who's hiring. I'll do the same when I'm next looking for a job.) LinkedIn is also a way to keep your name in front of contacts who may be able to help you. Each week, you receive a list of updates from your contacts on LinkedIn. I review the list each week to see if anyone is looking for a job or has found one. It's a way of letting your friends know that you're on the market without specifically spamming them with e-mails on a weekly basis.
I don't think it's a good idea to submit your LinkedIn profile instead of a resume, which it sounds like the girl in the piece is planning on doing. When you're just starting out, you probably don't have a lot of relevant experience that will speak for itself, you're going to have to try and sell your experience. A LinkedIn profile is too general for that.
@Blondsak "Anybody who reads TIME on the regular knows that" Really? Both of them?
"So why is it in the Style section?" That's rhetorical, right? In case it's not, the answer is: it's about ladies. Ladies are style, not news.
@City_Dater It is illegal. That's what's illegal about it, not the marijuana part.
I really, really appreciate how the Billfold covers labor stories. It's an important aspect of finance that doesn't get nearly enough mention in other media.
Max grew up in Westchester and went to Yale. I have no doubt that he knows plenty of rich people, and understands that they're individuals and plenty of them are likable. This isn't so much "down with the rich" as "Young Republicans are douchebags" which, I mean, they are.
True, but even if economic policy somehow wasn't itself social policy (which it is, as @Mae points out), it's not like it exists in a vacuum from more explicitly social issues. They wanted to elect people who would do everything they could to keep same sex couples from marrying and women from getting abortions. The organization and its members aren't washed clean of that just by saying "that's none of our concern."
I guess I take issue with the assumption that Republican economic policies are distinct from (and less harmful than) their social policies. Screwing the poor, over and over, is a social issue. Demonizing labor unions is a social issue. Making life easier for rich people at the expense of the poor (who, not coincidentally, are less white and more female than other economic groups) and the working class is morally wrong, and, I think, not that different from opposing gay and women's rights and hating immigrants. Obviously, not all rich people support these policies. But these young Republicans? Fuck 'em.
@zamboni TRIGGER WARNING: her grocery bill is bigger than yours!