Post the Covid-19 pandemic, and due to the sudden influx of Gen Z in corporate workforces around the world, jobs have become highly informal. We’ve mentioned Gen Z because they’ve been working towards making jobs more familiar and comfortable. But is that such a good thing? Would it be so great if we wouldn’t have to wear according to formal dress codes and frame tedious, professional emails to our superiors?
While some people might agree with this sentiment, we don’t think it would be such a great thing for a multitude of reasons.
A sense of authority among superiors and stress among the employees who are just starting is necessary for proper growth and learning. If everything was meant to be light as a breeze and like a walk in the park, don’t you think our lives would be rather dull?
We aren’t saying that everyone should be stressed or overworked. It’s just integral for a workplace to have a proper pecking order, where employees concentrate on what they’re there to do and not how they can make their experience even better.
We understand how stress relief is an important part of our everyday lives, especially as adults, but some things are just meant to be a certain way. Professionalism teaches us discipline and growth. There should be lines, boundaries, and constraints for a person to grow with grace and humility instead of however they want.
If this is an unrelatable example for you, let’s talk about LinkedIn. It’s a large social media platform with hundreds of users worldwide. The official objective of the platform is to make strictly professional, meaningful connections with other people in your field. However, nowadays, it’s filled with jokes and funny anecdotes about the hustle culture, corporate workplaces, and freelancing.
However, LinkedIn is still a largely professional platform. Freelancers and entrepreneurs depend largely on LinkedIn for clients and employees, and students are eager for any piece of actionable content from successful creators.
In today’s blog, we’ll talk about whether or not it is possible to find somebody’s birthday on LinkedIn.
How to Find Someone’s Birthday on LinkedIn
If you use Snapchat, you might know how it announces a user’s birthday by putting a birthday cake emoji next to their name. Users can turn it off if they want to, but they generally don’t.
It’s a handy feature, especially for people who often forget others’ birthdays. However, if you’re wondering whether or not such a feature exists on LinkedIn, we’re happy to say it does!
However, it doesn’t make much difference because most users opt to keep their date of birth private. And it does make sense if you think about it. It’s not safe to give thousands of strangers on the internet access to your birthday, don’t you think?
Moreover, it doesn’t scream peak professional behavior if your birth date, which is entirely irrelevant to your profile and resume, is listed as public information. Lastly, it’s also possible that this user just doesn’t like surprises from co-workers on their birthdays.
Anyhow, it’s very rare for a content creator to broadcast their birthday on LinkedIn. Still, there is a chance that they might’ve, which is why we’ll help you find where a user’s birthday is displayed on the platform.
Here’s how to find someone’s birthday on LinkedIn
Step 1: Launch LinkedIn on your smartphone and log in to your account.
Step 2: The first screen you’ll land on is the Home tab. At the top, you’ll see the LinkedIn search bar. Tap on it.
Step 3: Enter the username of the person whose birthday you wish to find out, and hit Enter.
Step 4: From the search results that appear, tap on the user you’re looking for.
Step 5: This will bring you to their profile. If you’re connected to them and follow them, you’ll see a blue Follow button and a small circular button with three dots. Tap on that three-dots icon.
Step 6: From the pop-up menu that appears, tap on the third option called Contact Info.
Step 7: On the next page, you’ll see all the information they’ve chosen to add to their profile. This includes their profile link, email address, website, and birthday.
If they have included their birthday, we’re happy for you!
Now you don’t have to worry about not being able to wish them on time.
However, if they haven’t mentioned their birthday, you can always ask them about it directly. We’re sure they won’t hide their birth date from you!
In the end
As we end this blog, let’s recap all we’ve discussed today.
Have you ever arrived to work late one morning and realized that your favorite co-worker seemed slightly cold towards you? They didn’t ask about your dog or why you were late. So, you ask around and find out it’s their birthday today!