Here’s a look at five privacy settings you should consider tweaking while you job hunt.
1. Turn Off Activity Broadcasts
Every time you update your LinkedIn profile — whether it’s changing your summary, editing your past experience or following new companies — the social network broadcasts the activity to your connections. If you’re beginning a new job hunt, you may not want your current employer to see your latest activities. Luckily, LinkedIn gives you the option to mute your activity broadcasts so your changes are kept private.
2. Customize Your Public Profile
When people you’re not connected with search for you — either on LinkedIn or via a search engine — they see your public LinkedIn profile. Your public profile can include the same information as what your connections see, or you can choose which sections are visible and which aren’t.
3. View Profiles Anonymously
Every time you browse a LinkedIn member’s profile, that person receives an alert with details about who’s looking. How much information the person sees about you — whether it’s a vague description such as “IT manager at Microsoft” or your name — is up to you.
If you wish to remain anonymous in your LinkedIn browsing activities during your job hunt, it’s recommended you change this setting.
4. Set Push Notifications
If you’re ramping up your LinkedIn activity because you’re job hunting, setting alerts when others take certain actions on your profile may be important. LinkedIn lets you select push notifications when someone shares or comments on your update, comments on your group discussion, accepts your invitation, messages you or invites you to connect, for example.
5. Opt-Out of Notifications When Joining Groups
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