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30 LinkedIn Tips: #29/30 – No notifications

30 short, useful, actionable LinkedIn tips in 30 days from David Petherick. #30by30 #DoctorLinkedIn

#29/30: Switch your notifications off when you update your profile.

  • Originally written: October 29, 2017
    Text & Images Updated: July 8, 2019

When you are editing or updating your profile, you don't need to broadcast this to everyone in your network.

It's annoying.

Especially when the message that goes out is that you have a new position - when in fact you don't - you've just tweaked the text a little or added some keywords to your job title.

If you do want to let people everyone know there's something new, then switch this on before you add something new. So you can keep it switched off until you add the very last new piece of information you want to share with everyone.

Just remember to switch it back off again for your regular, incremental updates and small improvements and edits on your profile.

  • Updates for every new addition or change to your profile is noise and annoyance.

When you do have news you want to share, consider simply publishing an update on LinkedIn.

Ok, I'm annoying. How do I switch notifications on or off?

You can swap the setting on or off from your Privacy & Settings interface - a shortcut to get straight to this setting is

Switch your notifications off

Figure 1: How to switch off yoru notifications.

Remember, there's a big difference between signal and noise.

Don't be that noisy person. Not until you have something to really shout about.

About David Petherick

David Petherick is Doctor LinkedIn and writes LinkedIn profiles for a living and offers online and in person 'surgery'. He makes your online presence visible, legible and credible. Follow David on Twitter at @petherick. Click to book a free ten-minute call, zoom or skype with David today for confidential, impartial advice on how you can improve your LinkedIn Profile.