LinkedIn Makes Profiles More User-Friendly

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LinkedIn announced some changes to profiles aimed at making it easier to manage them.

As LinkedIn's Alexis Baird says, "A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting and working with several hundred LinkedIn members in Seattle – from small and medium-sized business owners to students and university advisors. This trip gave me the chance to hear firsthand what some of our members love most about LinkedIn as well as what puzzles them. Top of the 'puzzles' list was the LinkedIn profile – what to put on it, what not to put on it, when to edit it, how much time to spend editing it, first person or third person, bullet points or paragraph formats, etc."

"To make it easier for members like you, we’ve simplified the profile editing experience on LinkedIn," she adds.

For one, LinkedIn has made it so you can just click on areas of your profile to edit it, rather than having to go to "edit". Just click and type.

They've also added a "View Profile" button at the top, so you can see what your profile looks like to others who see it. They moved optional categories like volunteer work, certifications, etc. to the foreground, and made them easier to add to your profile.

Finally, there's a guided edit experience that helps you fill in the missing info. If you're a premium member, you will also get keyword suggestions to add to your profile to make it more discoverable to the right people.

LinkedIn has also been making changes to its homepage.

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