Keep your boss from noticing your updates on LinkedIn
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- To update your LinkedIn profile without your boss noticing, follow these steps. 1) Under "Me" (Right side of the main menu bar at the top of the page), click on Settings & Privacy. 2) Under Privacy, scroll to "Sharing profile edits" and turn off this option. 3) Under Privacy, change "Profile viewing options" to the generic option, or completely anonymous (versus your full profile) in case you are looking at other people's profiles in your industry who may notify your boss that you were viewing their profile. Just in case.
4) Under "Blocking and hiding," you can choose which followers see your public updates as well. 5) Under "Job seeking," let recruiters know you are looking! Select "Yes" for this one ("Let recruiters know you're open to opportunities") and select "Yes" to share your profile when you apply for jobs on LinkedIn.
6) To be extra careful, you can also disconnect from your boss and anyone else in your organization you feel you need to (unlink yourself from them on LinkedIn) without them being notified that you have done so. While they would not get a notification that this happened, they would find out this has occurred if they happened to search for you on LinkedIn and see that you are no longer a connection. So, use this suggestion on a case-by-case basis depending on your situation and if they would happen to search for you and notice.