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What are your thoughts about putting credentials next to your name on Linkedin?
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(04-03-2024, 04:43 PM)berlinerd Wrote: In my opinion, in LinkedIn it's better to leave in "profile description" rather than add a title or an extension of a name. The title is awkward nowadays, it's my honest opinion. Especially, when you see a 500 IQ person with a "regular Joe" name and their achievements/position/personality say a lot, and a person who is clearly trying to sell something having "LLB, LLM, DJur" in their name. I think MD is an exception, as this is a very special case.

I'm going to push back on that a bit. 

Why should the title "MD" be regarded with more significance compared to other doctoral degrees? A doctor licensed in one state or country may not be permitted to practice in another, raising the question of the practical value of this designation in a global professional network. So, what makes an MD such an exception that it ought to be given a pass while other doctorate-holders should renounce their title? Furthermore, for individuals not seeking medical advice or services, the immediate relevance of identifying someone as an MD in their LinkedIn profile would be minimal.

I am truly interested in your thought process here.
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(04-05-2024, 04:20 PM)soliloquy Wrote:
(04-03-2024, 04:43 PM)berlinerd Wrote: In my opinion, in LinkedIn it's better to leave in "profile description" rather than add a title or an extension of a name. The title is awkward nowadays, it's my honest opinion. Especially, when you see a 500 IQ person with a "regular Joe" name and their achievements/position/personality say a lot, and a person who is clearly trying to sell something having "LLB, LLM, DJur" in their name. I think MD is an exception, as this is a very special case.

I'm going to push back on that a bit. 

Why should the title "MD" be regarded with more significance compared to other doctoral degrees? A doctor licensed in one state or country may not be permitted to practice in another, raising the question of the practical value of this designation in a global professional network. So, what makes an MD such an exception that it ought to be given a pass while other doctorate-holders should renounce their title? Furthermore, for individuals not seeking medical advice or services, the immediate relevance of identifying someone as an MD in their LinkedIn profile would be minimal.

I am truly interested in your thought process here.

I did not say that other doctorate holder should renounce their title. You quote my message and at the same time add new merits to it which I did not say.
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(04-05-2024, 06:22 PM)berlinerd Wrote:
(04-05-2024, 04:20 PM)soliloquy Wrote:
(04-03-2024, 04:43 PM)berlinerd Wrote: In my opinion, in LinkedIn it's better to leave in "profile description" rather than add a title or an extension of a name. The title is awkward nowadays, it's my honest opinion. Especially, when you see a 500 IQ person with a "regular Joe" name and their achievements/position/personality say a lot, and a person who is clearly trying to sell something having "LLB, LLM, DJur" in their name. I think MD is an exception, as this is a very special case.

I'm going to push back on that a bit. 

Why should the title "MD" be regarded with more significance compared to other doctoral degrees? A doctor licensed in one state or country may not be permitted to practice in another, raising the question of the practical value of this designation in a global professional network. So, what makes an MD such an exception that it ought to be given a pass while other doctorate-holders should renounce their title? Furthermore, for individuals not seeking medical advice or services, the immediate relevance of identifying someone as an MD in their LinkedIn profile would be minimal.

I am truly interested in your thought process here.

I did not say that other doctorate holder should renounce their title. You quote my message and at the same time add new merits to it which I did not say.
Very well. Based on the statements I have already made, why is MD an exception in your opinion?
Don't miss out on something great just because it might also be difficult.

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I use ,CPA after my name on LinkedIn it's pretty common.
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I have seen CFA, FRM and CAIA holders put their letters after their name.

Even if they hold a very high position at an organization.
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#26
I agree it is pretty common on LinkedIn. If someone is a head hunter looking for candidates for whom a doctorate is a must, it might be convenient for this head hunter to skim.

That being said, if some guys just finished their ENEB degrees and are considering placing "MBA" or "MS" after their names, I would absolutely respect their personal choices but without my salutes.
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(04-05-2024, 04:20 PM)soliloquy Wrote:
(04-03-2024, 04:43 PM)berlinerd Wrote: In my opinion, in LinkedIn it's better to leave in "profile description" rather than add a title or an extension of a name. The title is awkward nowadays, it's my honest opinion. Especially, when you see a 500 IQ person with a "regular Joe" name and their achievements/position/personality say a lot, and a person who is clearly trying to sell something having "LLB, LLM, DJur" in their name. I think MD is an exception, as this is a very special case.

I'm going to push back on that a bit. 

Why should the title "MD" be regarded with more significance compared to other doctoral degrees? A doctor licensed in one state or country may not be permitted to practice in another, raising the question of the practical value of this designation in a global professional network. So, what makes an MD such an exception that it ought to be given a pass while other doctorate-holders should renounce their title? Furthermore, for individuals not seeking medical advice or services, the immediate relevance of identifying someone as an MD in their LinkedIn profile would be minimal.

I am truly interested in your thought process here.

To add another dimension here, it is extremely common in the education sector for Ed.D's to be referred to as doctors. Most of the upper administration I have run into in secondary education spheres all leverage the "Dr." title with absolutely no one blinking an eye at it.
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I wouldn't put my MS in the title, like some users I've seen. It's not a degree or credential that bestows a title, and you can get an MA/MS in any number of different fields, so it doesn't tell headhunters anything. For a professional certification like CPA, CFA, etc., I could understand having it for visibility.

When I finish my EdD, I might consider tacking "Dr." onto my name. It's pretty common
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