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Just because everybody tells you to update your LinkedIn profile like it’s some trophy-winning contest, it doesn’t mean you should or you must.
Learning to sit back sometimes and take no action to see what transpires is an interesting activity. Holding back from updating my LinkedIn profile led me to the realization that I’m not going to update it at all. Here are several reasons why.
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Most employment laws around the world these days allows for a six month probation period. When you update your LinkedIn profile, you don’t know if you’ll still be at the company in six months. For all you know, you will part ways with your employer.
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Your LinkedIn profile tells someone a lot about you. For me, I don’t want to confuse people by trying to be too many things to too many people.
I have chosen (for now) to make my LinkedIn profile about my writing career only and not have any connection to my day job. This allows people to d...
When you tag a company as your employer, from that day forth, everything you say and do on LinkedIn can be curated by that company.
If you say something that you really believe in and the company you work for see it, they can legitimately ask you to take it down — which is fair enough.
LinkedIn used to be a resume platform and that has changed a lot. The days of people clicking your profile to see your online resume are long gone. Your profile is still looked at, but just not as much as you think.
People are spending more time on LinkedIn looking at what content you post,...
In some areas of my life, I like to be private (you might be the same).
The career situation this year has been a tough one for me and having my LinkedIn profile updated can cause people to treat my circumstances like a reality TV show waiting for the next episode.
It’s nice to know t...
Now that my LinkedIn profile is solely focused on my writing career, it makes the clients I deal with curious.
When they look me up on LinkedIn, they see a different person to one they interact with. There’s this whole other side that they get to discover and so far, this has brought me clo...
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