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Making your profile public can also allow people to see your full profile on Google and other search engines. Here’s how:
To be more public on LinkedIn:
- Log on to LinkedIn
- Click the Edit Profile tab
- Scroll to the Public Profile line (at the bottom of your top box). Click “Edit”
- On the right hand navigation bar entitled Customize Your Public Profile, choose Make my public profile visible to everyone.
Also use this section to make all aspects of your profile public. Choose to show your picture, headline, summary, current and past positions, skills, honors and awards, education, and additional information.
You can also choose to show the “Interested In” section on your public profile. This section can let visitors know if you are interested in career opportunities. (Note: The default setting for “Interested In” – which you can adjust at the bottom of your Edit Profile page -- shows whether you interested in career opportunities, consulting offers, new ventures, job inquiries, expertise requests, business deals, reference requests, and getting back in touch). TIP: Opt for all of the settings and if questioned by your current employer as to why your profile says you are interested in career opportunities, explain that that you simply selected the default settings.
Note that you can also change your public profile address (url) on this same page. Learn how and why to change your url here.
Next time, I will talk about how to maximize all of your LinkedIn settings and where to find those setting options.
What comments or questions do you have about making your profile totally public? Share your thoughts on Getajobtips.com or on the LinkedIn discussion board that might have brought you to the blog.
Make your LinkedIn profile totally public! It can help you …Get a Job! -- Kathy