Do You Need Privacy On LinkedIn?

Miriam Salpeter
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Privacy. Clearly, it's fleeting in our "tell all," "share everything on social media" society. As the fine line between the personal and the professional (is there even a line at all?) becomes less and less significant, it's even more important to be vigilant so you know what you are sharing, with whom and potential consequences. Make no mistake about it: it's up to you to manage your online identify and privacy.

One of the main benefits of using social media is it allows you to be found. In fact, it's a main tenet of social media; your goal online should be to be discovered, and to magnetically attract people you want to hire you for jobs or consulting opportunities. Traditional media outlets would have you believe the worst thing you can do for your career is post information on social media. They feature big mistakes people make online leading to loss of income and jobs as representative reasons to stay offline.