Don’t  be one of those Linkedin members whose constant profile corrections, tweaking and/or title changes are confusing your followers and leaving them wondering.  After a while they just ignore you. It is about time to take control of your Linkedin profile and become the Personal Brand that you have always wanted to present to the world.  Take control is the key phrase here and I Business Talkspromise that small incremental steps, taken consistently will reap big rewards when it comes to Linkedin.

LinkedIn Power Move #1 – Don’t bombard your contacts with minor adjustment or corrections to your LinkedIn profile.  The fix is easy:

From the Home page screen, hover over the “Profile” menu in the top toolbar and click on “Edit Profile”

Hover over your “small profile photo” in the upper right hand corner of the screen and a drop down menu will appear.

 Choose “Privacy Setting (review)”.  For security purposes, they will require that you sign into your account.  In the middle of the screen you will see “Privacy Controls” and choose “Turn on/off your activity broadcasts”  

Linkedin-update screenshot

Just uncheck the box that says “Let people know when you change your profile, make recommendations, or follow companies”

Your updates and posting should be impactful and not confusing. Now Go forth and make your Linkedin Power Move.