There’s no doubt LinkedIn is an increasingly powerful professional networking tool. Recent updates are expected to make the site even more effective. In an effort to create a simpler, more streamlined user experience, LinkedIn introduced new personal profile pages designed to offer “a better way to connect and build relationships,” according to LinkedIn.
The profile components are the same, but profiles are now organized in a cleaner, more visual layout that puts a greater emphasis on content and connections — two elements that are undeniably the backbone of LinkedIn. The new profiles also offer increased functionality to users, too, including editing tools, network insights and features that enable easier connections.
By implementing new personal profiles, LinkedIn hopes to make it easier for users to do three things:
- Tell your professional story
- Discover people and opportunities
- Engage with your network
Makes sense, right? After all, these are three of the biggest reasons to use LinkedIn, so it’s only fitting that the site gives users the tools to better accomplish these goals.
Keep an eye on your LinkedIn page — the new profiles are expected to roll out to all users in the coming months. If you’re too excited to wait, sign up for an invitation to the new profile.
The redesigned profile pages are one in a series of recent LinkedIn changes. The company recently unveiled new company pages, too, as well as a design update and simplification of the LinkedIn homepage. With 175 million users and growing, it’s not surprising that LinkedIn is invested in improving the user experience. We’re interested to see how the site continues to evolve.
Are you eager to try the new LinkedIn profiles? And if you’re one of the lucky users who already has access to the new features, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the changes.
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