I post my blog posts on LinkedIn Answers to get valuable feedback on my opinions and to bring traffic to the site. I have received some great input and have met some great people through LinkedIn Answers so I recently posted a question about unpaid internships. Here is the original post: Unpaid Internships vs Paid Internships
So I posted my question on LinkedIn and in about an hour Michael give me the most useless answer I have ever received: The Useless Answer
If you don’t have LinkedIn, here’s what he wrote: “I am not interested in reading your blog.
However I can answer this question as I have personal experience.
Yes. But it depends on the deal you make with them. You want to learn as much as possible.”
So he starts off his answer by writing that he’s “not interested in reading [my] blog.” Ok, so I can understand that part because most people just don’t have the time to read everything. However, this guy is taking the time to surf LinkedIn Answers to answer questions so he obviously has time to read my material. Then he goes and says that he can answer the question because he has personal experience. So now I’m expecting a very thought out answer because he goes and sets it up as if he has vast knowledge about internships. And what’s his climatic answer: “You want to learn as much as possible.”
Ok, so you’re wondering why I actually took the time to write a blog about this answer. Well, if you’re involved in the LinkedIn community, you will notice that there are Top LinkedIn Experts every week who answer the most questions on LinkedIn Answers. One would assume that these important professionals are extremely busy and barely have time to answer with quality answers. Well you’re right, they barely have time but yet they manage to write 300+ answers in a week! Yes that’s right, 300+ answers in a week. And do you know how they manage to write so many answers? It’s because they write these dumb, completely useless answers that do not provide a single bit of feedback to my question. All they want to do is pile up their answers so that they look important.
Anyways, I just needed to write this because it was the MOST USELESS ANSWER EVER!