Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies
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Knowing who’s viewed your LinkedIn profile can be a very powerful tool for your job search. For example, if you give a presentations, then later notice an attendee viewed your profile, you might be able to reach out to that person and build a new business relationship.

You can use this tool to find and communicate with recruiters who’ve viewed your profile but didn’t reach out. Maybe you’re a warm lead on a position they are trying to source. If you see people viewing your profile from companies you’re interested in or in job roles you’re going for, then those are all warm leads for you.

Free subscribers see only a few names in this section, which you can access from the LinkedIn home page. Paying members get to see a much more detailed list. However, you won’t see anyone if you’re using LinkedIn anonymously. LinkedIn won’t tell you who’s viewed your profile unless you tell them you’ve viewed theirs — it’s just reciprocity.

Follow these steps to make sure you’re not anonymous:

  1. Visit your Settings section by hovering over your name in the top right of any page in LinkedIn and chose Privacy & Settings.

  2. Click on Select what others see when you’ve viewed their profile.

  3. Make sure that you have not selected anonymous.

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Joshua Waldman, MBA, is an authority on leveraging social media to find employment. His writing has appeared in Forbes, Huffington Post, Mashable, and the International Business Times. Joshua's career blog,, won the Readers' Choice Award for Best Career Blog 2013. Joshua presents keynotes, trainings, and breakout sessions around the world for students, career advisors, and professional organizations.

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