A new warning has popped up about using your work email address for anything related to your job search. Jibber Jobber has posted a story, LinkIn Maintenance II: Do This Right Now (Or Else), about a woman who listed her work email as her primary email address for her LinkedIn account. She had built a tremendously valuable professional network through LinkedIn, which she considered something that belonged to her and therefore planned to continue using where ever she worked.
The problem arose when she left the company. Because she had listed her work email as her primary email address for her account, her exboss was able to access and take over her account and prevent her from accessing all her contacts.
Read the Jibber Jobber article to learn how you can prevent this from happening to you, as well as other tips on how to backup your LinkedIn account.