Do you watch who's watching you on LinkedIn?

It can be very advantageous to know who is watching you! It seems there are more ways to keep track of people every day.

On LinkedIn, you may want to periodically check who is watching you. On your home page of LinkedIn, you will see a section called:

LinkedIn for Networking

If you have the free version of LinkedIn, you will only be able to view a few of the people who have checked out your profile. I have not decided to upgrade yet but I still find this section valuable. Sometimes it may be new connections stopping by before they offer an invitation and if this is the case, you should make sure your profile is filled with content that will encourage them to connect with you.

LinkedIn for Jobseekers

Other times, those people viewing your LinkedIn profile may have been attracted by the keywords in your profile. It could be recruiters searching for a specific skill set or perhaps even a hiring manager who needs an employee with your skills. Again this is a reminder to make sure your profile has enough value to make them want to explore working with you.

LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs

Another possibility if you happen to be an entrepreneur, is that someone is checking you out on LinkedIn before hiring you. No matter what field you are in, the results on LinkedIn come up very high on Google for your LinkedIn profile and if someone is Googling your name or even company name, they may find your LinkedIn profile before they find your website or company website.

These are all good reasons to make sure your LinkedIn profile is optimized, filled with keywords and value-driven accomplishments. When I write a LinkedIn profile, I evaluate the keywords my client needs to get the positions he is targeting. While the LinkedIn profile shouldn't be a clone of the resume, you do still want it to have powerful verbiage to help the reader understand the value you bring to the table.

People will watch you in this very social media world we now live in. It is up to you to decide what kind of image you want to project. So, are you on LinkedIn and what do you look like to those who are watching you?

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  1. Rodrigo Valenzuela on October 17, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I am on LinkedIn but only knew that we can check everyone who views our profile. It is only through your blog post that I came to know that it does not provide the complete list. I am a job seeker and I think I need to implement your keyword idea. Thank you Julie

    • Julie Walraven on October 20, 2011 at 1:54 pm

      You are welcome Rodrigo! Hopefully I will have other tips that help you! Keywords are critical. Use the search engine at the top of this blog to search for any topic you want to know more about and if I miss anything, send me an e-mail… I love writing on target posts.

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