UnSocial Social Media – Surfing LinkedIn Profiles As Anonymous

I’ll be starting a new series on SocMedSean that focuses on some of the most unsocial social media behaviors that I see in the digital space. In previous posts, I’ve covered items like:

This weeks comes focuses on those folks who surf LinkedIn profiles and choose to display themselves as anonymous. Really? When you visit my LinkedIn profile, I invite you to unmask yourself and show that you stopped by. Yes, I check to see who visited my profile on a weekly basis and I often reach out and connect with the folks who check out my profile. Who knows, I might be the connection that answers a question about your social media strategy, connects with you regarding a job opportunity or shares one of your blog posts with my followers.

Do you browse LinkedIn profiles and choose to be displayed as anonymous? Why?

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Take off the mask, be social, share who you are.



Comments And Reactions

  1. Maybe those are recruiters/headhunters that like to stay incognito for obvious reasons?

  2. Thanks for the comment, Hans. I guess I still question why headhunters and recruiters need to remain anonymous. If they are interested in a candidate, they should keep their profiles public, which might spark the candidate the further check out the company and their jobs (if that candidate is looking).

    In my opinion, a recruiter staying private is like a a real-estate agent never letting you know that they showed your house.

    I’d love to hear other thoughts on why they should remain anonymous.



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