Every time you update your LinkedIn profile, a notification goes out in the newsfeed. Invariably it will tell all your friends that you have a new job and suggest that they congratulate you!
It can be very irritating if you keep changing your mind and re-editing.
So, how can you stop inundating your network with your indecision?
Control your activity broadcasts on LinkedIn
Update LinkedIn Profile without activity broadcasts - Update May 2014
LinkedIn have now made things much easier to update your LinkedIn profile without activity broadcasts.
When you press the Edit button, a nice little option will appear in the right hand sidebar.
Click on the round circle and you will either say Yes to notify your network - when you really do have a new job - or No, no not publish when you are just tweaking your headline, summary or experience sections.
How much easier is that?
If, for whatever reason, you are not seeing that, here is the long way round.
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Being able to meet up regularly with a group of like-minded business women has been incredibly helpful. They support each other, help with speaking and presenting in public as well as general networking skills. To be able to test out your latest pitch and have them ask the right questions to help you identify areas that you might not have explained quite as clearly as you would like in a non-judgemental atmosphere is incredibly comforting.
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