Hi! We launched our professional community last week and have had some nice success with our introduction thread. What I am finding fascinating, is the number of people who disclose their credentials. We invited this group because of a certain degree of expertise and I am finding that slightly above 50% list this credential in their bio. Those that do are more likely to come from one segment of our population versus others.
So now pause - what would be the takeaway for you? Mine is below, but I’m not sure it’s correct. What do you all think?
I’m perceiving this to be a sign of status jockeying. Those with more advanced degrees or supervisory roles don’t need the credibility the credential while newer professionals or those with undergrad degrees may feel they need to show they deserve a seat at the table.