Dec 16, 2020
In 2020, LinkedIn released a LOT of new features – here are some of the top ones:
Adding a new ‘Featured’ section to your LinkedIn profile – this section is where you can share your featured highlights including Posts, Articles, Links to external online content and upload photos or documents.
Adding a new Polls option to your text posts – one of my favourite new features! I suggest you try this feature out once a month – polling your network is a great way to encourage conversation and debate, plus finding out what your network REALLY think about!
If you are currently looking for a new role, you can add an option to your personal profile that shows your network you are ‘open to work’
Click on the ‘Open to’ button underneath your headline – then choose Finding a new job as your option.
You can choose location, job titles, and whether you want full-time, part-time, temporary or contract work. You can also choose whether to share with only recruiters, or with your whole network.
Once you have completed this, a green circle will appear on your profile picture.
Before 2020, you would have been able to click to ‘like’ someone's post on LinkedIn. Now we have six reactions available – like, celebrate, love, support, curious and insightful.
Remember – if you leave a comment, this will raise your profile and visibility rather than just clicking a reaction.
Did you know you can send a video message to your connections?
On your LinkedIn mobile app, go to messaging, click on the video sign and you can create and send a video message.