A Great Feature for Job Hunters in LinkedIn Privacy Settings | JobSearchTV.com

I was coaching someone earlier today and saw a feature that job hunters should ABSOLUTELY activate.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. The head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. That's a site with curated information that you can watch listen to or read that can help you find work more quickly.

I want to show you something I hadn't seen before on LinkedIn privacy settings so I'm going to back it out for a second so you can see how I get to the location.

So, I'm on my homepage here and I'm sure this is accessible from your profile and you click on the picture of yourself and it will take you back to the series of choices. You are looking for “settings and privacy.” You click there and once you get to settings and privacy, you click on privacy. Isn’t that interesting. LOL!

Who can see your email address is currently the second item there. What's interesting is I seen haven’t this option before. I don't know if it's new and if it isn't, how long ago was and added in. Look at this. “Who can see your profile on LinkedIn.”

Only you. 1st° degree connections, first and second etc. Actually, it is who can see your email address. This is even more important if you are job hunting.

If you want someone to reach out to you, if you're looking for work and people are sourcing you, MAN, you make sure that everyone on LinkedIn can see your contact information, can see your email address because you want to make it easy for people to contact you.

I’ve never seen this before. I only knew that you can have only your connections see it. However, if you are job hunting, let me simply say this is a great option here, I think you what to take advantage of and, in the meantime, I hope you have a great day. Take care


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