When Do You Update Your LinkedIn Profile?

March 2nd, 2010 | by Jason Alba |

I read a post on TechCrunch titled MySpace Lost Faith For All Things Mobile; Former VP John Faith Gone.

(clever title Robin!)

Check out this line, in the first paragraph:

His resignation hasn’t been announced yet (nor has his LinkedIn profile been updated), but we’ve confirmed hallway rumors that…

Wow… journalists are checking out your LinkedIn Profile to see what you’ve moved on to.

I guarantee journalists are NOT the only ones who are checking to see what’s new.

When you leave a job, or change your title or company, how soon do you “announce” it on LinkedIn?

Should you do it quickly?  Or does it even matter?

  1. 2 Responses to “When Do You Update Your LinkedIn Profile?”

  2. By Robert Merrill on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    Yes, it matters, but how or when depends (of course) on the situation.

    If you’re jazzed and excited about a new gig, and you *don’t* update your profile, what message does that send to your new/former colleagues?

    More than anything, realize that recruiters and hiring managers often COMPARE your resume and your LinkedIn profile (often as a way to find out what *else* you’re doing/have done that you :cough: conveniently :cough: left out of our phone conversation with me)

    I strongly recommend that you ensure your resume (including dates) is in sync with your LinkedIn profile.

    $0.02

  3. By Dawn Baird on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    Surely, we’re not still at the stage where people are not updating ALL their profiles online, so that there are no discrepancies, or surprises, for those who research us online!?

    Man, this is so basic!

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