It’s happened to all of us. You make a quick edit to your LinkedIn profile, and suddenly all of your connections are reacting to the update. Then you think to yourself, “I didn’t realize that everyone would see that update!” Good news! There is a way to control who sees when you make updates to your skills, employment, and other crucial information.
There are certain instances when you want the world to see that you’ve started at a new company or earned a promotion. These are the updates you want to be visible and prominent. However, if you’re just doing a quick “spring cleaning” and don’t want to make a big splash about it, here’s how to update your profile discreetly.
1. Click “Privacy & Settings”
2. Click “Turn on/off your activity broadcasts”
3. Uncheck the box and click “Save changes”
This way you can tidy up your profile at any time without notifying all of your connections. Be sure to turn the broadcasts back on when you get that promotion or updated headshot!