A few weeks back I wrote a piece on stalking on LinkedIn. It really gave me pause, thinking about how it looks to have all these so called “anonymous” people viewing a profile. And it creeped me out enough that I knew I didn’t want to be some kind of creeper too. So, I made the decision that full disclosure and the ramifications of it would be something I would prefer to deal with.
And I got ready. Ready for all the potential candidates I peruse to start hitting me up with questions about why I was viewing their profile. I prepared for the worst.
But, I was wrong. Instead of getting slammed with inquiries or even downright nastiness, instead I got people wanting to connect. And they were really
great people to connect too – they might not be the perfect candidate right now, but 95% of them will be at some point. And they’re reaching out to me….just because I viewed their profile.
Weird huh? Almost like LinkedIn gave us an easy button. Try it, you might find that you really, really like it!
Kelly is the Recruitment Manager for Westat, a leading social science research organization headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.