8 things you should never put on LinkedIn
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- LinkedIn is a space to present your career history and goals.
- You really shouldn't post just anything on the site.
- Business Insider compiled a number of suggestions of topics to avoid on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is a great platform when it comes to broadcasting your career successes and searching for exciting new opportunities.
So you should take care to put your most professional foot forward on the site. You don't want to turn off prospective recruiters or your current employers with questionable posts.
Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job
," spoke with Business Insider about a few pitfalls to avoid on the professional networking site.
Here's a look at some guidelines to follow when it comes to content you should avoid posting on LinkedIn:
Don't post complaints about your current or former boss, colleagues, or company
Never post anything with spelling mistakes
Don't publicize your job search
Anything unrelated to jobs is better left off LinkedIn...
... including personal photos...
... any inappropriate posts ...
... and political diatribes
Nix large walls of text
Bonus: your graduation year, in certain cases