Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Anonymous Views of Your LinkedIn Profile

Admit it... you're more that just a bit curious when you notice that there has been an "anonymous" view of your LinkedIn profile.

Executives take note: you may wish to consider changing your settings to prevent LinkedIn users from knowing that you have viewed their profile. This can be particularly helpful if you are in a high profile position such as a VP level or above, company president, or HR manager who does not wish to be contacted by potential candidates whose profiles you have viewed.

An "anonymous" view of your LinkedIn profile.
To adjust your settings, follow these simple steps:

1. Hover over your name until the account dropdown appears.
2. Go to "Privacy and Settings" in your LinkedIn account.
3. Click "Select what others see when you view their profile."
4. Change the setting to "You will be totally anonymous."
Keep in mind that when you adjust this setting, you will also lose the ability to see who has viewed your profile. A small tradeoff to help protect your privacy as you are viewing profiles on Linkedin.
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