posted on Jan, 4 2015 @ 09:31 AM
a reply to: Aazadan
It's not networking. It's a bunch of insecure people going to a meeting to pat each other on the backs and somehow feel special. Most actual
geniuses don't need that sort of codling nor want it. You telling me that mr super genius would have an easier time finding some engineering job by
going to a mensa meeting instead of applying for a job at the actual institution doing the hiring. That the 12 people in their little local mensa
chapter's meeting all have the same or even remotely similar jobs or interests and could help each other out more than say anyone else in society. I
would imagine that people with high IQ's come in all sorts of flavors. Not all want to isolate themselves from society and join some club to make
themselves feel better about their likely social ineptitude.
Wanna network. Go join a club that discusses you hobby's. A book club, a astronomy club, a physics lecture club but don't make a club exclusively
for only certain smart peoples and claim that you are networking. It's not like some rich douch club where you could actually nepotistically network
with other rich douch bags to screw the general public in some new scheme or scam. It's just a bunch of seemingly smart people in a room doing what.
nothing but going. "I'm smart! me too! I'm smart also! yaaaaay!!! We're all smart. Now what.....crickets...."
As far as paying 50 bucks to upgrade my linked in account? Uh...no. I don't need to pay 50 bucks a year to have my resume fraudulently put into the
top 100 resumes on their website over other probably more qualified folks. It's dishonest and sorta douchy. I'll find a real job the real way. Or
I'll pay a actual head hunter. But the shot gun hail mary approach combined with entitlement (paying to be in front of others because you are
somehow better) on the internet networking sites doesn't work too well for me.