Your public profile on LinkedIn is what people you are not connected to can see about you.
That includes those who Google your name and finds a search result of your LinkedIn profile.
That’s what recruiters and HR managers look at ..and most anyone else looking to see what your social media profile is…like the press, if that’s important to you.
You have control over what appears on your LinkedIn public profile.
Simply go to your profile by clicking “me” in the top line and selecting “view profile” in the blue font. Then on the far right side of your next screen click “edit your public profile.”
Then you will see what the public will see on your LinkedIn profile. Like it? Want to amend it?
On the far right side, under “customize your public profile,” select any and all radio buttons/check boxes (or deselect them).
I am highlighting your own ability, though you may not have exercised it, to establish ongoing control over what appears on your public personal on LinkedIn. You are in charge:
and the above list goes on further below what I have shown you, allowing you to control the appearance of each section on your public profile.
Of course the quality of what you say in each section is up to you. Or me to coach you…
So look at yourself as others see you and selectively limit your personal information on your LinkedIn public face to the world.
It all depends on your personal preference….