Not too long ago I did a LinkedIn Profile critique for someone and one of the comments was “you should know better – we’re not allowed to put our contact info (email addy) anywhere in the profile!”
It was a lame handslap…
Anyway, this is fairly-well-debated by users. Should LinkedIn keep us from showing others how to communicate with us? I’ve seen email addresses in many fields, especially the name field, usually the summary field, and sometimes the Professional “Headline.”
Purists cite LinkedIn’s own User Agreement saying it’s a no-no.
The LinkedIn Profile Police have been known to go to Profiles and, without warning or notice, strip email addresses from the Profile.
Why, then, does a LinkedIn employee have her email in the Professional Headline? Does she not know about this well-debated issue?
Or, like many others, is she simply ignoring it?
What does that say about the policy, if LinkedIn’s people aren’t abiding by it?
Or, are we all misreading it?
Here’s an image (with appropriate edits):
(side note: the good thing about this person sharing his/her work email address is now I know the company formatting for all LinkedIn employees – thank you ).