John O’Connor runs a small outplacement firm (small compared to the multi-billion dollar competition) in North Carolina and has recently been blogging a lot about social stuff in a job search.
Here’s a post I just found which is actually pretty profound: Delete Your LinkedIn Account.
I kind of agree, almost.
I think you should have a LinkedIn Profile, and have it done well, and then you can kind of walk away from it, but if you are going to tinker, play around, goof off, etc. with LinkedIn, and show yourself as a goofball, it’s better to not be there in the first place (maybe).
Read John’s post, and the (as of right now) two comments, and then ask yourself: should I delete my LinkedIn account, or can I do it right?