Have you ever gone in and made a minor change to your profile only to discover that LinkedIn has announced to the world that you have accepted a new position?
You receive all kinds of congratulations from your colleagues when all you really did was update a bit of text on your profile page. There are several changes you can make to your account that will trigger broadcasts. It is important to be aware of the messages your online activity is sending. For example, if you begin following a company, your current boss may assume that you are on the search for a new opportunity. To avoid confusing your audience, take a few minutes to turn off your notifications when you want to keep a lower profile.
Follow these easy steps:
1) Go to your Home Page
2) Click on Settings
3) Under Privacy Controls – Click on Turn off/on your activity broadcasts
4) Check or uncheck this box accordingly to make sure you are broadcasting or not broadcasting appropriately
Don’t forget to go back and re-adjust this setting as your needs and situation change.
I will be posting LinkedIn tips each week so stay tuned for more quick, easy ways to improve your online image.
Living and Learning, Carrie