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Never get locked out of LinkedIn again.

When you set up your LinkedIn profile, did you use your professional email address to get started or did you use your personal email address?

Did you know you can use BOTH?

I always recommend using BOTH your personal email and your professional email accounts on your LinkedIn account. This way, so you won’t get permanently locked out if you move jobs and no longer have access to that professional email address.

What to do if you have been locked out:

If you only used your professional email address, you moved companies and have forgotten your password, you probably had to start from scratch again – Am I right?

LinkedIn certainly has some helpful tips to do everything you can to get access to that original account –> https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/1501

Worst case scenario you’ll have to provide them with some legal documentation so they know it’s you (and I’ve heard it takes quite a long time for them to process this request).

My advice: Add both email accounts to your LinkedIn profile and you’ll never get locked out again.

About Leslie Hughes

Leslie Hughes is a LinkedIn Optimization Specialist, Professor of Social Media, Corporate Trainer, Principal of PUNCH!media and author of “CREATE. CONNECT. CONVERT” Leslie was called a "Social Media Guru" by CBC Radio and was featured on CTV’s “The Social” discussing how to manage your digital identity. Leslie has been working in digital marketing since 1997 and founded PUNCH!media in 2009. PUNCH!media clients include Investment Planning Counsel, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and TVO. PUNCH!media's goal is to empower through education and help executives gain confidence in their online presence so you convert higher-paying clients. www.punchmedia.ca

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