Brampton, ON – As he waits for the employment offers to come flooding in, Ryan Guthrie, who has been dateless on Match.com for three years, hopes that LinkedIn is an easier nut to crack.
“I used the same profile picture on both,” Guthrie said, pointing at the image of him riding an all terrain vehicle with his friends. “I figured if nobody thought it was date-worthy, then it was probably a professional look.”
In fact, Guthrie’s Match.com and LinkedIn profiles are almost identical.
“Both take a broad definition of the word experience, count books I’ve heard of as books I’ve read, and feature art references cribbed from Wikipedia. I figure people are looking for those things,” he explained, referring either to potential employers or dates, maybe both.
Based on early results, Guthrie believes his LinkedIn experience will be more fruitful.
“In three years I didn’t get a single first date,” he lamented. “But in just three days on LinkedIn, I got two friends to endorse my breathing skills.”