Your LinkedIn profile is the cornerstone of who you are as a professional. It’s your public platform for informing your professional community about your education, skills and accomplishments. LinkedIn offers you the opportunity (if you take advantage of it) to network with and become visible to the most influential people in your industry.
LinkedIn is also the go-to resource for most recruiters looking for talent to fill their open job requisitions.
If you are employed and open to job opportunities, you may wonder what you can do with your LinkedIn profile to make sure you attract recruiter attention without alerting your current boss. The best time to land a better job is when you are still employed. With a little know-how, you can accomplish both stealth and success in your job search.
What You Need to Know About LinkedIn’s “Recruiter” Setting
You might have heard there’s a LinkedIn setting that alerts recruiters that you are open to opportunities. Here’s what it looks like in the settings section of your profile.
You might think “Sweet! Now all I have to do is sit back and wait for all those hungry recruiters out there to come knocking on my door with dozens of dream-worthy job opportunities to choose from.” But before you do …
Take a close look—LinkedIn tries to make sure no one at your current company will not see that you’ve toggled that alert to “on,” but they do not guarantee it.
In addition to the risk you take when you turn the “recruiter” setting to on, he