I’m not saying you should not connect with your co-workers or recruiter, but don’t let them see your connections. It is a simple matter to reset your “Who can see your connections” under “Privacy” setting to “Only you.”
Why should your boss, someone in your HR department, or a recruiter, you just connected with be able to search through your proverbial sock drawer without permission? Lock up your connections. Who you are connected with is your business.
For more tips on keeping you out of trouble when using LinkedIn, improving your LinkedIn profile, or anything job search-related, contact me.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 818-389-1876 – “Career Counseling For A Changing World.”