Spoiler alert: YOU CAN’T.
Check out this great post by Laura Smith-Proulx: TRYING TO MAKE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE PRIVATE? IT WON’T HAPPEN
Part of the issue has to do with technology and tools, but the real issue has to do with what your network will do. What if you really could have a 100% private profile, then share it with someone you “know and trust,” and no one else…. and then that person copies and pastes it to the internet?
Yeah, the human factor is what is going to break it for you. If you want it to be private, don’t put it online. Not on LinkedIn, not anywhere.
Thanks for the post Laura