For many people, LinkedIn is a portal for career opportunities and advice, as well as networking with people who are looking to hire or be hired… or at least people who know those people. Therefore, in addition to keeping your conduct professional while using LinkedIn, it’s a good idea to keep your account secured with a strong password. As rare as it might be, you don’t want someone breaking into your account and posting something that could embarrass you in front of potential employers, employees, or anyone in-between.
If you’re not sure if your LinkedIn password makes the cut, we have some tools and guidelines that you can use in our article “How Secure Is My Password”. If you decide that your password could use a promotion, here’s how to do it.
To change your LinkedIn password
Go to www.linkedin.com in your web browser and log in.
Click Me at the top of the page, and then click Settings & Privacy on the drop-down menu that appears.
On the main settings page, select Account from the top menu (though this should already be selected by default). Then, scroll down and click Change Password, the third option on the list of settings.
Fill out the form that appears on the screen. Click in the box labelled “Type your current password” and type in the password that you previously used to secure your LinkedIn account. Then, click in the box labelled “Type your new password” and type in the password that you’d like to use to secure your account from now on. Then click in the box labelled “Retype your new password” and type in a copy of your new password. Finally, click Save.
That’s all there is to changing your LinkedIn password! Make sure to keep your new password in a safe place where only you can get to it! And if your issue isn’t that your password needs to be changed, but that you are locked out and can’t access your account, be sure to check out our next tutorial on how to reset your LinkedIn password.