LinkedIn Tips and Tricks 3 of 5

Creating a professional profile is easy if you follow these steps..
At some stage we have all experience the pain of social media overload. Hundreds of emails telling you that your great auntie has posted yet another picture of her cat and invitations to be her friend on the latest game she is playing.

Because LinkedIn is for professionals, you won’t be spammed every moment with endless updates from your network and if you follow our tips below you won’t become one of those spammers who alienates and irritates your connections.Top tip 3 of 5 in a series ​

Update in Secret

If you’ve had LinkedIn for a while and have already connected with people, updating your profile will fill their feed and your ‘Wall’ with update notices. This means that if you happen to choose to update your LinkedIn with ‘old details’, for instance, if you are finally updating your job description for a job you have been doing for years, your connections will think that you’ve only gotten the job recently.

By turning off your activity broadcast temporarily, you can silently update your LinkedIn profile without letting the world know.

How to?
You can disable these updates by unchecking the box in your activity broadcast setting, accessible from the Privacy & Settings page.

You can also adjust the activity broadcast setting while editing your profile:

  1. Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.
  2. Toggle the button in the Notify Your Network? box on the right to either Yes or No.

Some of the changes that trigger updates are:

  • Adding a new current job position. This will generate a “Say congrats” update to your network.
  • Adding a new link to a website
  • Recommending someone
  • Following a company
  • Adding a connection – we’ll send an update if you’ve chosen Your connections when you control who can see your connections.
  • Adding additional skills to your profile.
  • Sharing content with your network.
  • Editing the title of your current position. This will generate an update stating that you’ve updated your experience section.
  • Current work experience anniversaries
  • Group activity – learn more about preventing updates when you join a group
  • Changing your profile photo
  • Connecting with other LinkedIn members. Note: You can turn the notification off when you make a new connection by hiding your connection list.

Instructions taken from LinkedIn.