Since I started on LinkedIn, the site has always recommended that you only put your email and contact information in the official places – phone number goes in the phone contact field, email address in the email field and so on.
I could see the logic in that – there were automatic settings available to hide these from anyone that you weren’t connected to so the control was there. The trouble is that I wanted to be contacted by people I wasn’t connected to … that was my raison d’etre for being on the site.
If I had piqued their interest with something I had written, a comment I’d left or just what was in my profile then I wanted them to be able to get in touch, so I added my email address in particular to my Summary section so that it was visible to all.
Not exactly within the strict guidelines of the site but practical for what I wanted to achieve. (more…)
There have been a lot of questions recently regarding the functional elements of adding new emails into your account and also how to set up or change the principal address where LinkedIn will send all of the correspondence and updates.
All of this information is controlled from your “Settings” which you can access by hovering over your name in the top right hand corner of the screen when you’re logged into LinkedIn. You then need to head to ‘Account’ tab in the bottom left hand corner and then to its right you’ll see a section labeled “Add or change email addresses”. [Old version settings page: the “Personal Information” section is in the right hand column and then in particular the “Email Addresses” section.]
There, you should see a list of one or more email addresses similar to (more…)