You never know who is keeping track of your LinkedIn profile. It may be other companies and potential employers but it can also be your colleagues or your boss. Should you be cautious when it comes to the latter? The answer is yes.
There have been many situations where an employer has terminated an employee’s contract when it became clear that they were looking for another job. It’s not even unfair given the fact that the employee will not be focused on his job and there is always the possibility that the job seeker may leak confidential information to his future employer. Taking this into consideration, you should be careful when updating your LinkedIn profile.
People generally keep their linked in profiles up to date and relevant whether they’re looking for another job or not. They keep themselves active through groups and have a lot of activity, updating and revising them regularly
Here are some pointers to help you not give yourself away when updating your LinkedIn profile:
Before you got hired where you work currently, you probably invested a whole lot of time in updating, revising and making your LinkedIn profile relevant. It was probably a deciding factor that landed you the job. You should still update your profile but consider not updating it all at once. Add a paragraph now and then and make sure you slowly fill in all the blanks.
There are some great keywords strategies such as using common terms and skills for your expertise, focusing on repeating important catch-phrases.
With this in mind you should consider updating your profile from the bottom up. Start from your oldest job and make your way through to the first. Seeing how most people read your profile from beginning to end, this will help your changes not attract too much attention.
There are many situations in which an employee will promote different products and services that his employer offers. This way, when other companies or people look through these profiles they can find out what the person’s employer offers though his company.
By including details on your company’s products and services into your LinkedIn profile you can add relevant keywords or skills, while still making you look better in the eyes of your current and possible future employers.
It is doable to add content to your LinkedIn Profile without suffering the consequences. Well-planned updates to their profile can help single moms in their quest to find a better more suitable job.