If you read last week’s post about what a mistake it is to omit contact information from your LinkedIn profile, you might be wondering:
“What’s the best way to show my contact information on LinkedIn — at least my email address?”
Places to Share Your Contact Information on LinkedIn
The LinkedIn user interface gives you two primary places to feature your email address:
- Contact and Personal Info.
- Your Summary.
You can get to those sections via the edit pencils pointed to in the screenshot below:
Contact and Personal Information — Your Email Address
Adding your email address here is easy. Click the pencil, scroll down to Email, and enter your address.
This entry can be seen by all your first-level connections. There doesn’t appear to be any way to hide it other than not sharing it.
No other LinkedIn members can see this email address. Thus, they are forced to communicate with you via InMail unless you share your email elsewhere on your profile.
If you have an account that allows free inbound InMails, you’re fine. If you don’t, you might miss some opportunities.
Your Profile’s Summary Section
If you’re concerned about missing outreach from recruiters, or other job opportunities, then share your email address in your Summary section too.
If you don’t want to share your email address there, I suggest you get a Premium account that lets other LinkedIn members contact you at no charge.
BTW, if you want to write a gripping LinkedIn summary, check out this post, Three Stunningly Good LinkedIn Profile Summaries, from LinkedInsights.com pro, Andy Foote.
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Please don’t hesitate to invite me to connect on LinkedIn. The more I know about my readers, the more relevant I can make my blog.
Updated May 2019
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