Today's LinkedIn Nugget

I spy a professional

A question came to me from a client:

How do I stay private when looking at others’ profiles now that I can see them with the Premium service I now have?

Assuming you are looking at profiles of people who you are not connected to, there are 2 ways:

1) preferable: you can safely log off LinkedIn and look at their public profile by googling them and selecting the search result of their LinkedIn page. It looks a bit different, but contains mostly the same, or the exact, info.

2) I am not a fan of this as it dilutes LinkedIn as an open discussion and searchable forum, but here goes any way: but just be sure to change back to open mode when you are finished “spying.”

And by the way, premium or free service, my comments above pertain to either.

Sometimes I have to answer the question I am asked even though I do not endorse espionage.

As always, should you or any of our blog readers be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This blogpost will self-destruct in ten seconds.

1 thought on “I spy a professional”

  1. Why Spy? I was 13 when “I Spy” was on TV. It featured two spies traveling undercover as international “tennis bums”. Two different people who became a team and good friends. The whole purpose of LinkedIn is to create relationships, not to “spy”. If I am curious about someone, I visit their page. If they want to know why, they can message me. The worst that can happen is nothing. The best that can happen is a good connection.

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