Do you have a LinkedIn account which you access infrequently and might have trouble remembering the password?
Here’s a tip from Dawn Westerberg whose LinkedIN account was linked to her old work email address.
When she left her job she had forgotten her LinkedIN password.
Without access to her old work email address she was unable to perform a standard password reset which would have sent a link to her (old) email enabling her to login to LinkedIn.
It turns out that if you forget your password and cannot access your registered email address (in Dawn’s case this was her old work address) then LinkedIn will not – (a) reset your password, (b) update your account or (c) transfer/merge account information to another account.
Their solution? Create a new account and re-invite your connections.
Seriously. That’s the best solution that LinkedIn has to offer?
Think about the time when you are changing jobs. That’s typically when you need to use LinkedIn the most.
And if for some reason you’re unable to remember the password or gain access to your old work email address – you’ll be potentially shut out of important LinkedIn connections!
To be safe, use a primary email address that YOU own to sign up for LinkedIn – and not an employer email that you would lose access to when changing jobs.
LinkedIn allows you to enter in additional email addresses (such as work) so that people can still send invitations by knowing your work email.
Change your primary email address in: Settings – Personal Information – Email Addresses.