You’ve spent years building up your professional network on LinkedIn, the free professional social networking platform. You’ve also built up quite a network of connections over the years. One day you try to log in and learn that your profile is gone.
This is what happened to Susan Ireland back in 2008. I found out about the story from Jason Alba’s JibberJobber blog. Since then I’ve put a recurring appointment in my calendar to back up my LinkedIn profile each week.
This week I asked on Facebook and LinkedIn, when was the last time my friends and connections had backed up their profile? Many people said they didn’t know how, so I recorded this screencast that shows how you can do this with LinkedIn’s current interface.
The last thing you want to do is rely on a third-party platform to control your professional network. Your profile, page, etc. could be deleted accidentally (or on purpose) at any time.
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