My book “I’m on LinkedIn – Now What?” is coming along… and now people think that I’m the LinkedIn expert :p Well, I probably should be, but it’s kind of hard to think of yourself as an expert when others know so much more about it than you do. Nonetheless, here’s a question I wanted to share with you.
A good friend just went through a job change and asked how she could let her LinkedIn network know. It’s pretty easy (it’s a one-time setting) but not foolproof. This is a setting … so login to LinkedIn and then …
1. Click on the Account & Settings link:
2. Under Receiving Messages, click on Profile Updates:
3. Check to see if you are sending your contacts messages when you update your profile:
4. NOTE that they can choose to get them via e-mail or just when the login (which means that they might never see it) … here’s how I have mine set:
Because many of your contacts might have chosen to only see these updates if they read them on LinkedIn, I would choose to send them a personal e-mail letting them know (if it’s important enough).
How do YOU send e-mails to your LinkedIn contacts?