New LinkedIn Profile: How To Navigate And What’s Changed
The new LinkedIn profile has been rolling out to users steadily, and with it comes a totally new design that fits with LinkedIn’s homepage layout. On October 16, the social network announced the redesigned profiles with several new features. Here are those features:
- In-line profile editing.
- Status updates on profiles.
- Larger profile picture.
- Status and activity in groups front and center.
- More insight on how one’s network divides by company, industry and education.
- When viewing a profile, a user can like, share, comment on, or re-share status updates.
- Ability to recommend someone for a specific skill with one click.
To know if you have the new LinkedIn profile layout, you’ll receive an email announcing what date it’ll be live. Here’s what it’ll look like:
Activity such as new connections and posts are directly below your image and people can get a quick glance at your contact info by clicking “Contact Info” below the number of connections. People You May Know are displayed in the sidebar on the top right and ads appear below.
Profile Strength, Your Network, Who’s Viewed Your Profile, and People Also Viewed are displayed in the sidebar of the new LinkedIn profile. Your main information has been moved around and below the Activity column is “Background.” It includes information such as your bio, experience, skills and expertise.
Skills and expertise show the top 10 skills that users have endorsed you for. Recommendations appear below the Background column with Connections, Groups, and who you’re following finishing out the new LinkedIn Profile.
Editing your profile is easy. At the very top of the page, clicking the gray “Edit” button will have a blue pencil icon appear on every column. Simply navigate to the column or information you want to edit and click the pencil icon to make your changes.
Also, the sidebar changes and provides links to quickly add information.
Once you’re done editing the new LinkedIn profile, scroll back to the top of the page and click “Done Editing.” Next to the edit button is an arrow. Scrolling over top of that will show several options.
If you haven’t requested the new Linked profile yet, you can do so here.