LinkedIn has begun rolling out new profile pages, but hold your horses peeps; you need to request an invite first! Some users are already displaying the new look, while others will simply have to wait to get theirs.
For a while, LinkedIn was the ugly duckling of social sites with no pizazz or visually appealing imagery. To make things worse, all its previous makeovers weren’t necessarily any better than the ones they replaced.
Still, 175 million users have found great use in the professional networking site, and let’s face it… LinkedIn gets the job done.
Now the site is finally zoning in on the visual revolution. They’ve taken a simple, sleek approach to their new design which makes showcasing your work and connecting with others a boost to professional identity.
Here’s why we love the new LinkedIn:
It Looks Sexier
We like to call the “New LinkedIn” a hybrid of Facebook and Google+. It’s sexy, visually appealing, and far more organized.
Header’s and profile images are larger and quick to show connections what you’re all about without the awkward headings.
Earlier this year, company pages also received major updates, which now integrate extremely well with user profiles.
When clicking through a connection’s background experience, you’ll see their company’s name and logo which directs users to the company’s page. This is where the game changes.
We’ll definitely be seeing a surge in followers and engagement on LinkedIn company pages. Is your logo as striking as you think it is?
Say Hello To Sweet Insights
The new set up for insights points networkers in the right direction. Now it’s easier to see how many of your connections are working for your dream company, and who is viewing your profile. You can also sort through schools, location, and industries to fine comb through every valuable network.
Build Stronger Relationships
Have you ever played the game “Never Have I Ever?” After few embarrassing, inappropriate confessions you realize the person next to you is pretty much your twin and you build some sort of awkward relationship. Well, LinkedIn is now making it easier to discover what exactly you have in common with connections… and thankfully without the awkwardness.
You might have attended the same school, have similar areas of expertise, or live in proximity of each other. Professional relationship building is easier, and more interactive than ever.
It’s taken a while for LinkedIn to step up firmly to the plate. But now, all the pieces have come together quite beautifully. The New LinkedIn is everything a professional needs to make a fresh impression in the mainstream job market.