November 22, 2011
This article is up to date as of 2018.
As a LinkedIn Profile Writer, my days are spent helping professionals optimize their LinkedIn profiles so they can put forth a professional and polished image that attracts opportunity like moths to a flame. Often I am asked by my client if it’s possible to cloak our edits so employers aren’t tipped off that changes are being made.
When you make changes to your profile, an update is sent out to your network alerting them that a change was made to your LinkedIn profile. These updates are a great way to stay top of the mind aware with your LinkedIn connections. In fact, I frequently tell clients to make edits to their profile at least once a month so they are assured placement in the weekly LinkedIn Update email that goes out to their connections.
LinkedIn Updates are sent out to your connections if you:
Regardless of the benefits, there are times when you don’t want people to know you are making changes. Perhaps you are updating your LinkedIn profile in the quest to find a new job. It’s probably best your employer isn’t notified of such a change. Luckily, LinkedIn provides the ability to turn off your Activity broadcasts so you can make changes to your LinkedIn profile without alerting your connections.
If you find these directions too difficult, just click here -> Turn on/off your activity broadcasts. This will take you to the old setting page where you can remove the checkmark and click save.
Once you are finished making changes to your LinkedIn profile, I highly suggest turning the sharing profile edits option back on! All you need to do is follow those steps but toggle yes at the end.
NOTE! Turning off your Sharing Profile Updates doesn’t turn off the broadcasting of Groups you joined.
If you want to join Groups anonymously, there’s a hidden setting to turn off notifications when you join a LinkedIn Group.
Oh no! Did you mistakenly tweak your profile and those edits are listed in your LinkedIn activity? Don’t panic, just delete them!
It’s a new world out there and many people still don’t get it. If you are ever confronted by an employer for having an optimized LinkedIn profile or for being active on LinkedIn, it’s important to use this as a teaching experience. Let the person know that LinkedIn is above all else a professional networking site. LinkedIn offers a perfect way to connect with professionals, prospects, clients, vendors, business partners, etc… NOT JUST RECRUITERS! LinkedIn offers a visual, digital business card and career profile. By optimizing it, you are making sure you are found by the right people and are projecting the right, unique image which will reflect positively on your company.
I wish you the best of luck and if I can ever be of any assistance, please contact me!
Access my LinkedIn Headline Generator app to boost your brand and achieve higher placement in LinkedIn Search results. Your profile will get more views and you will collide with amazing opportunities! All it takes is a couple of clicks and in seconds you have an engaging, professional LinkedIn Headline that impresses. It's fast, easy, and completely free.Instant Access
I LOVE LinkedIn! But I am not endorsed by or affiliated with LinkedIn in any way whatsoever.
There is NO relationship or affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by LinkedIn with this Website.
Absolutely NO content has been authorized by or represents the views or opinions of LinkedIn or LinkedIn personnel.
LinkedIn Makeover is simply a description of a service I provide. My company is called Vision Board Media.
Input your search keywords and press Enter.