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Can your internal recruiting team see that you're "privately open" to new roles on LinkedIn?

I'm pretty happy with my current role, but I'm also open to hearing about what's out there, so I'm considering turning on "privately open to new roles" on my LI profile. That said, I don't really want my internal recruiting team (who uses LinkedIn Recruiter) to see that I'm passively looking.


Can they see I'm open to new roles? Am I in my own head?

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funcoupons
WR Officer
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that's queen coups to u
I think LI tries to hide it from your own company but they can’t guarantee. That said, who cares if they see it. They’ll never confront you and even if they did you can claim ignorance and say you forgot to turn it off.Β 
spoderman
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Friendly Neighborhood Spoderman
As far as I know, yes. Also, nice stealie.Β 
UrAssIsSaaS
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SaaS Eater
bad ass stealie
spoderman
Arsonist
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Friendly Neighborhood Spoderman
No wonder we get along even though you hate my company
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poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
LI hides it from your company, but if your company works with an outside firm, you'll be exposed.

Oh, and when you apply via LinkedIn, don't leave the checkbox for "Follow this Company?" checked...you like 5-6 of them in a week and people will get suspicious.Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
Yes they will be able to see it if they are out there looking for you. So what though? How would they approach you?
Prunetracey
Fire Starter
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VP Growth
I've had mine on for the past 5 years. If this is concerning to your internal recruitment/people team, then maybe they should work on creating a better environment for their staff orrrrrrrrr realise that this isn't a bad thing and that there's nothing wrong with being open to opportunities in life.
Mooney
Tycoon
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Director of Sales
Worse case if they can, that sparks a conversation with you manager as to why you are interested in hearing other options. Maybe a raise there.Β 

We are in sales. If you dont think your boss takes calls to hear whats out there every once in a while, you are wrong.Β 

Got to do what is right for yourself.Β 
NoSuperhero
Politicker
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BDR
I think there's an option for that to be seen only to recruiters, probably your company's recruiters included but it's whatevs. They want to keep the best they know that people will probably come talk to me from time to time, so yeah leverage baby!
Justatitle
Politicker
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Mid Market AE
They can probably see it but worse case you can say it’s always been on for you and you didn’t even know it was on. Plausible deniabilityΒ 
Do.it.for.the.checks
Politicker
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Account Executive
I used to work for COO who made a burner to track this shit.

But this is a great example of when to look for new work anyways
RaymundoFlex
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AE
I knew a guy whose LinkedIn bio said β€œPerennial top performer currently looking for jobs outside of ______.” (his current company). Haha pretty badass (in a way), very petty, but he closed a lot, and got what he wanted.
ragnarlothbrok
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Key account manager
this is a great question, I have mine set to open to new opportunities all the time. If anyone ever said anything I would just play dumb

CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
They tell you it's no. I would assume that your recruiting team also wouldn't be looking at that anyway.
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