Tuesday, August 12, 2014

How to Stalk / Research Silently on LinkedIn

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When we view a LinkedIn Profile we leave a digital footprint behind, but did you know you have some control over the visibility of that footprint?

Before you make any changes, the default setting on a Profile is public and transparent. This setting means you leave a mark when looking at a Profile, this shows up in the “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” section.

There are arguments for an against being transparent, and in most cases I do believe in showing that you are looking, but there are reasons to go into what one of my clients called ‘Stalker Mode’.  So if you were preparing for a meeting with a prospective client, looking at his Profile openly, shows you have done your research and are interested in knowing more.  On the other hand if you were sussing out a competitor, you may not want them to know.

Go to your account settings (via  your icon at the top right of the LinkedIn window) and select ‘Privacy and Settings’, then ‘Select what others see when you’ve viewed their profile’.
LI Privacy Settings How to Stalk / Research Silently on LinkedIn

There are three modes to choose from; -  See the three modes and read the rest of the article

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