Hopefully, after reading last week’s post about what a mistake it is to omit contact info from your LinkedIn profile, you’re wondering,
“What’s the best way to show my contact info — at least my email address?”
Places to Share Your Email Address on LinkedIn
The Neptune user interface (2017) gives you two primary places to feature your email address:
- Contact and Personal Info.
- Your Summary.
You can access those sections via the edit pencils highlighted in the screenshot below:
Contact and Personal Info — Your Email Address
Adding your email here is straightforward. 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 potential opportunities, then share your email address in your Summary section too.
If you don’t want to share your email address there, I recommend you get a Premium account that lets other LinkedIn members contact you at no charge.
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Updated June 2017
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