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Here's Your Late New Year's Resolution: Stop Being Anonymous on LinkedIn....

A simple resolution for sure.  Stop being anonymous on LinkedIn.  You're being private for the sake of being private, HR/recruiting/talent pro.  You're not strategic, you're a hermit.

Here's how it works. You're cruising around LinkedIn, looking at people's profiles, for whatever reason.  When the people you were stalking looking at go to the section that tells them who has viewed their account, this is what they see:

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If your mission was to remain anonymous at all cost, mission accomplished.

However, if any part of your mission is to raise awareness across your profession on who you are, who your company is, etc., you've failed.

Do yourself a favor in 2015 and tweak privacy settings so that the people behind the profiles you view on LinkedIn can see who you are.  Once you do that, you'll find that no one gets hurt and you might end up with more connection requests and (gasp!) more meaningful conversations directly related to your LinkedIn activity.  If part of your issue is you think your LinkedIn profile sucks, then download this whitepaper we did at Kinetix featuring 12 simple steps to ramp up your LinkedIn profile.

Once those conversations start, you never know where they might lead.

Or just remain anonymous.  That seems to be working well for you.

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