Today I received a LinkedIn email with the subject line:
Paul: Microsoft, CA Technologies and Eclipse Combustion are looking for candidates like you.
It was for "Jobs you May Be Interested In" (even though I am not looking for a job, having only used LinkedIn to search for possible candidates) listing possibilities some algorithm decided would appeal to me. They were:
In response I summited a request though their customer support contact page:
"Today I received an email from LinkedIn suggesting job positions in which I may be interested. As an architect licensed in 14 states my profession is clearly defined. The job postings suggested in your email were for computer programmers.
The use of the title "Architect" is governed by Title Acts or Practice Acts, laws enacted by the individual states. In California please see CA Business and Professions Code Chapter 3, Division 3. Also, under the CA Health and Safety Code Section 16002: "No person may use the title "Architect" who is not certified under the Business and Professions Code."
For a common definition of the term please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architect
I am asking you to be more diligent in the proper use of protected titles. I do understand that the word "architect" is not protected in a conversational sense. Clearly, however, your email lists job postings using the title "Architect" in plain violation of California law."
A short time ago I received this response:
Thanks for taking a moment to reach out to me. I'm sorry to hear about the trouble caused by the Job results you've seen in the Jobs You May Be Interested In
I appreciate your understanding for the relation and explanation between the construction based Architect career vs computer based engineer title or commonly called a software architect. I'll definitely send your suggestion to separate these Jobs on to our product team. When lots of people ask for the same improvement, they try their best to get it done (but sorry to say, they usually can't provide a timeline).
As you look for a new position, here is a link to help: http://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/global/a_id/389" href="http://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/global/a_id/389" target="new">Job Searching Tips
Paul, if there are any other questions I can help you with, please let me know.
Customer Experience Advocate"
Evidently there have been several complaints along these lines. I expect it may be a while before we see any obvious improvement.
Paul Gladysz AIA
BDA Architecture, P.C.