There are several frequently asked questions regarding settings. In this video, discover the answers to these questions.
- [Instructor] I've had the opportunity to help a lot of people create or improve their LinkedIn profile. In doing this, some of the same questions about account settings have come up again and again. So for this reason, I want to address a few settings that you may want to consider for your account. On the left hand side, I'm going to navigate to the Visibility section. And down here, I want to go to Profile viewing options. Now I'll click on this, Change, and it says choose whether you're visible or viewing in private mode. Now I want to give a little bit of context to this. I'm going to switch over to Julie Parker's account and I'm going to refresh this here. On her dashboard, you can see who's viewed your profile, post views, and search appearances. So this one, who viewed your profile. Now, if I click on that, it's letting me know that Anna Rossi did, a Product Development Specialist at H+ Sport. It's also telling me that a LinkedIn member did. This person viewed you in private mode. So someone viewed me, but I don't know who it is. Now you can control this. So when you're viewing other people's accounts, they can see if you viewed their profile. However, you can go into private mode. One quick note is that if you have a free account, you'll be able to see the last five people who viewed your account. Now, I'm going to go back over here to my settings. And this is where I can decide this. When I'm searching, do I want it to appear like this, Julie Parker, with my whole headline here? Do I want it to be private and put in Student in the Information Technology and Services Industry from Los Angeles metropolitan area, or in Private mode, where it says Anonymous LinkedIn Member? Now, there may be times that you're looking at people's profiles and you don't want them to know you were, so you can click it to Anonymous mode and it's automatically saved. Other times, like when you're networking or looking for a job, you want people to see that you're looking at their account. So there, I would want to click back on Julie Parker. So make sure you determine which is best for you in different scenarios. The next question about settings relates to whether or not your connections are notified of changes to your account. I'm going to scroll down here in this Visibility section. First I'll close this. Down to Share profile updates with your network. Now on the right-hand side, I'm going to click Change. And here's what it says. Should we notify your network when your profile is updated or upon work anniversaries? Your profile updates can include job changes, education changes, and more. So what this means is if you're making adjustments to your profile, like changing a job or adding something to it, it will notify your network. Now, if you're just simply updating your profile, you likely don't want to notify your whole network. Other times, however, like if you started a new job, you may want to turn this on so that you do notify your network of that. So this is another one that you may want to switch off or on, but now you know where it is. Next, on the left, I want to go to the Communication section. Here, I can adjust my notifications. Now I hear from a lot of people that they receive too many emails from LinkedIn. And I thought that too, at one point, but here's the solution. You can adjust what notifications you receive by email. So if I go here and I go to Email, I can click it and see that all of these are turned on. So for instance, Conversations, Enterprise products, Jobs. If you don't want to receive information about that via email, you can turn it off. So spending a little bit of time right here and adjusting what you do and don't want to receive can really cut back on the emails that you don't want. And I highly suggest doing that. Finally, I want to show you the invitations to connect setting. So I'm going to go back to Communications. And down here is Invitations to connect. Now we did look at this before. I'll click on it and it says, who can send you a connection? Everyone on LinkedIn, only people that have your email address or appear in your imported contacts list, or only people who appear in your imported contacts list. Now this would be if you want it to be more of a private account. I recommend putting everyone on LinkedIn. People can send you connection requests. That doesn't mean that you have to accept them. So take some time to customize your LinkedIn settings. Take a look at all of these and see which ones you'll need for your situation.