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Scared to change my LinkedIn to “Open to Opportunities” for fear of my company’s recruiter or parent company recruiter seeing it and then thinking I’m checked out. Should I be? I’m just curious what’s out there...

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Just put it on. They won’t know when you activated it. Could’ve been since you started. The amount of profiles they trawl through - linkedin is too vast tbh. Don’t waste an opportunity.

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Everyone is open to opportunities! Why wouldn’t you be.

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Recruiters can’t see who is open to work at their own company. The only way they can see that is if they use someone else’s log in. The holding company might be a different story, but I wouldn’t worry so much about it. Not that I want high turnover, but whether or not someone is looking to leave is HR’s problem, not recruiting.

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Use open to network instead

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I think that everyone should look around constantly because unfortunately no agency is your mother, and when they will decide to get rid of you, they won't be scared of anything instead. But 'open to opportunities' is a signal, so if I were your boss, I'd ask to have a chat with you to understand what's wrong. Even knowing and accepting that everyone in the agency should be legitimately looking around, as I said. So I think that 'open to networking' is a good suggestion

How is their boss seeing this though? The open to opportunities tag is viewable only to people who have LinkedIn Recruiter accounts, which is typically only recruiters because they’re very expensive. The only way your boss would see that is if they’re friends with someone who has the account and asks them to look you up. In that case they probably wouldn’t say anything to you because they’d have to admit they discovered it in a shady way.

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