Premium LinkedIn members are now using LinkedIn’s updated profile design which includes a larger profile photo and customizable header image. Users will have the option of using one of their own images in the header or picking one from LinkedIn’s gallery of images. It is clear that LinkedIn is following in the footsteps of Facebook and Twitter when it comes to this new layout. The new design will become available to all users in the future, but for now you can request to be get on the waiting list here.
LinkedIn is also rolling out a few other updates such as a tool to help users fill out their profiles by suggesting keywords to make the profile more easily searchable. LinkedIn is encouraging user to open their profile, so they can connect with more people outside their network. Of all the social media channels, LinkedIn is the one you should have public. It’s main use is for networking and job searching in your field. Having your profile set to private won’t help you make new connections.
Davina Horton is the Social Media Manager at Infuz. Contact her at Davina.Horton@infuz.com or 314-584-8000.