Top 5 ways to sabotage your own LinkedIn profile

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            LinkedIn is most hiring managers’ favourite method of recruiting informally; particularly for higher paid jobs. If you’re not interested, of course, in being of interest to a recruiter here are some tips to sabotage your chances:
Don’t include a photo Or if you do make sure you can’t see your face properly, it’s not of you at all or you are in a group hug with your mates.
19% of recruiters only look at your photo and you are seven times more likely to have your profile viewed if you have one. It’s also worth considering that any new contacts you hand your business card to will be able to recognise you from you photo. And you wouldn’t want that, would you?
Ignore the status It’s the perfect place to shout about your professional accomplishments or even to share an article you’ve written. It shows that you’re active on LinkedIn, which suggests your profile is up to date – something that recruiters love to see. So ignore it at all costs.
Leave it until you are looking for a job to set up your profile If you set up your profile in panic mode: scrabbling around for connections (mostly from the same company), getting all your recommendations in one week, following loads of new companies, joining lots of groups it will set alarm bells off for a recruiter. Nearly everything is date-stamped.
It’s not that the fact that you’re out of work that’s a problem, it’s that the state of your profile implies you only build a network in desperation; that your ‘interests’ are not genuine. Perfect if you want to sabotage your chances of getting a new job.
Lie Lying about your education or experience is a great idea if you want to damage your profile because there’s always a chance the hiring manager went to the same school/worked at the same company or knows someone who did and they can check your results anyway if they want to. The world is lot smaller than you think.
Ignore the summary The summary gives you a chance to sell yourself and show a bit of energy and personality. Leave it blank that way the hiring manager is less likely to remember you.        
 
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