Which email address should I put on my LinkedIn profile is a question we are often asked.

The answer depends on why you are on LinkedIn in the first place.

Provide your private email address if you only want friends and colleagues to contact you.

If you want to maximise your presence on LinkedIn for job offers or new business development, upload your work email address.

The reason is simple – private email addresses can be difficult to work out while most work email addresses follow a standard pattern and can be easily worked out.

If in doubt, provide both your professional and private email addresses.