Hey folks, here’s my PSA for the year: Back up your LinkedIn Profile RIGHT NOW. It will take you less time to do it than it will to read this post.
In July 2008 I wrote this post: LinkedIn Maintenance: Do This Right Now (or else?) I got over 60 comments, which is a lot for most blogs.
Today I saw an email from someone saying they lost most of their Recommendations on LinkedIn, through no fault of their own. Long story, the details are not necessary, but the point is, you DO NOT want to lose your Recommendations!
So here’s what you do… maybe once a year? Back it all up! Here’s are the TWO simple steps to do this (this is different than how it used to be):
Step 1: Go to your Profile – either View or Edit is fine.
2. Click the drop down next to Edit, and then click the link that says “Export to PDF.”
BONUS: email that PDF file to a long-term email address, like your Gmail account. That way you’ll have it forever!
Please, do this before the end of 2012!