LinkedIn Has a New Layout – Have You Noticed?

LinkedIn Has a New Layout – Have You Noticed?
From Recruiter - March 1, 2017

While often the butt of jokes, especially among millennials, LinkedIn is an incredible resource for marketing your skills and for networking with past, current, and potential employers, coworkers, contacts, and clients.Roughly 90 percent of professional recruiters utilize LinkedIn not only to identify potential employees but also to contact and screen them prior to interviews.

With so many recruiters out there, the stakes arehigh on LinkedIn. Its important to take the time to make sure that your information on the site is up to date.

Speaking of which, when was the last time you logged into your account? LinkedIn has a new layout. Have you noticed?

Exploring LinkedIns New Look

First things first, lets explore the new layout. Some users may mistakenly think that theyve opened their Facebook profiles when logging in to their LinkedIn accounts after the upgrade. Its understandable why: LinkedIns new design overtly mimics the perfected and familiar design of Facebook, including thecentral newsfeed feature.

As on Facebook, site and profile notifications can be easily accessed from the top menu and messages are now viewable inan overlay taskbar along the bottom of the screen. Overall, the overhaul has left the site cleaner, more efficient, and much more user-friendly.

If youre heading over to LinkedIn to see the new layout, it would also be the perfect time to make sure your profile is up to par. Here are some steps you should take:

1.Check on Your Profile Picture

Is it still compatible with the new layout? If it is, do you still look like the person on your profile, or are you using an outdated photo? Update your professional headshot. You should also make sure that your old background photo hasnt been obscured by the new design.

2. Update Your Basic Information

Once youvemade sure your profile is clear of unsightly or outdated images, take the time to make sure all of your basic profile information is up to date. Is your phone number current? Have you listed your most recent employer, job duties, or promotion?

3. Ensure All of Your Recent Admirable AccomplishmentsAre Listed

Didyou or your team win an industry award recently? Add it.

Be sure to quantify the results of your actions. Use numbers, percentages, or dollar amounts. Key accomplishments are a phenomenal way to stick out from the pack.


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