LinkedIn is not a dating app: Why a professional networking site is causing women users such distress

When Regina Scott found out that, after a gruelling boot camp, she had received her dream internship at a software company, she was excited: her mid-pandemic career change into the tech industry had paid off.

Eager to share her success with friends and colleagues, she posted a photo of herself on LinkedIn with an inspirational caption hoping to motivate others.

“Changing your career is an incredibly stressful and challenging thing,” Scott said in an interview with Yahoo Lifestyle Canada. “So I wanted people to know that it is possible and I wanted to celebrate my achievement.”

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