LinkedIn – New Features for Professionals

Launched in 2003, LinkedIn is a platform that has historically been used by professional for networking and career development. The platform has the option for users to post their resumes and employers to post job ads. As of February 2022, LinkedIn has 830+ million registered members spanning over 200 countries.

LinkedIn allows users to create profiles, which includes uploading their resume, outlining their work experience and education, and other skills and training. Users can then invite other professionals, whether LinkedIn users or not, to become a connection. Connections are used between professionals as a business relationship and for networking.

In addition to the basic functionality of LinkedIn, users are also able to organize offline events, join groups, write articles, publish job postings, post photos and videos, and more. LinkedIn is an excellent platform to manage your personal brand. The Profile Strength Meter is a tool that measures the users profile in order to optimize visibility by search engines. Having a photo on your LinkedIn profile, specifically one done by a professional photographer, is immensely helpful in building your personal brand.

Pictures Don’ts

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Other types of pictures to avoid are snapshots from party’s, wedding’s, sporting events, and any shot with another person.

Other Features

Another features of LinkedIn is the Top Companies. These lists are published by LinkedIn and identify companies in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico and the United Kingdom that have the most interest from prospective job seekers.

Business Manager is a new feature that allows companies to manage people, ad accounts, and business pages.

Analytics is a new tool to LinkedIn that allows users to track the amount of traffic their profile is receiving.

Have you checked out all that LinkedIn has to offer? Sign up today and move your career forward with all the new exciting features!

2 thoughts on “LinkedIn – New Features for Professionals

  1. Great promotional post for LinkedIn!

    I am on the platform, but do not actively work on maintaining my profile. I should, but I find it holds less importance as a public sector employee, versus if I were job searching in the private job market. I do find in very interesting that they’ve added some more features, so I will explore this Analytics feature more!

  2. I can relate to this post because of on of my one of my business classes in high school we made a LinkedIn I am starting to realize the importance of this website has over every single social media. it will probably help to make one again and up date it with everything that will help me find a job.

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