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HEY NEW HIRE: LinkedIn is Telling Me You May leave in 1-2 Months...

That's right - I'm on to you, brother.  I know the game sister.

You joined your company 2 months ago.  I know that you're teetering and not sure whether you're going to stick or bounce.  A couple of things tell me this on LinkedIn, namely the following: Hiding

-You may have taken a step down regarding the brand of your current company.  You've had some great brands on your resume in the past and maybe you got impacted by the recession - not sure.   But if I look at the trail of the companies, I could make the case that you took what you could get in this round of your career.  Not that there's anything wrong with that - your current company looks lucky to have you...

-BUT: You haven't updated your LinkedIn profile yet.  Don't give me the old song and dance that "you've been super busy".  You've got hundreds of connections and you're active on the tool.  There's only one reason why you haven't updated your profile yet, and that's the following reason....

YOU'RE HEDGING.  I saw two of you on Friday.  Gainfully employed by your new company, a month or two in, still taking calls from recruiters.  You haven't updated the LinkedIn profile yet.  That's all I need to know.  You're hedging.  If a better deal comes along, you're out of there in a heartbeat... 

Which is as it should be - free agent nation and all that.  But aren't you lucky that most HR pros (the ones who onboarded you) don't actively use LinkedIn?  And HR pros, if this causes you to check the LinkedIn profiles of some of your recent key hires, that's your bonus for reading the Capitalist.

There's gold in those digital tracks...

Comments

Alex @ Kapta Systems

I have encountered many people over the last few years that have had numerous positions. Sometimes irrelevant positions to their target career which can reflect poorly when looking for that right position.

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