Recruiters can review your background without you knowing.
That may seem obvious and not alarm you.
Did you know recruiters can also download your LinkedIn profile information into their database without your permission?
And what if the information about you they download, and subsequently use to evaluate you, is outdated or even no longer accurate?
Would this raise your eyebrow?
How does this happen?
Recruiters use systems that have the ability to download your LinkedIn profile information at anytime into their applicant databases.
There are various ways to do this.
LinkedIn has started to limit access to prevent companies from scraping member data from LinkedIn to populate their databases - but where there is a will there is a way.
And there is a will, so downloading member information into databases still happens.
So, if your current LinkedIn Profile was downloaded into a company database, would the information accurately represent your background up to this point?
Does your profile say what you want it to say about you?
Or would what is downloaded about you be outdated or even inaccurate at this point?
Would the information no longer represent you as you want to be represented?
This is important to care about, even if you are not looking for a job.
You should care what your LinkedIn profile says because it can be used to evaluate you AT ANY TIME.
When you look impressive, even when you are not looking for a job, is when recruiters call you out of the blue with a great job trying to recruit you.
Wouldn't this be cool?
When your profile is outdated and/or inaccurate, you are passively evaluated on this outdated/inaccurate information.
Is that what you want?
Then care about your LinkedIn profile content.
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