Three NEW features for LinkedIn Profiles
On LinkedIn, your posts and connections are the main ways to get noticed on the professional social media platform. However, LinkedIn recently unveiled three new features on its website that can help you enjoy more relevance on the platform.
List Your Services Based on Location
Following the introduction of this new feature, LinkedIn users can now filter search results based on the location of the service provider. LinkedIn advises users to enable the “showcase services you offer” option on their profile to be visible in searches and to also highlight such services as open for business. Additionally, you can also indicate where exactly you offer these services and if you are willing to work remotely. LinkedIn is promoting this feature as another way for freelancers and businesses to get new clients.
Participate in a LinkedIn Skill Test
LinkedIn is introducing a new feature called a “Skill Assessment” feature. This feature allows users to take a test in a particular skill and earn a badge if they prove their proficiency. The test is usually comprised of 15-20 questions based on the skill being tested, and questions have to be answered in a specific time.
Note that not all LinkedIn users can access the Skill Assessment feature yet.
Take Advantage of LinkedIn’s New Event Feature
Promoting events throught the Event Feature can be a practical method of fostering communication in your network. For instance, you can use the event feed to communicate with attendees, and also ask attendees to connect with you on LinkedIn.
Again, attendees to your event can now send invitations (if granted access) which can grow your network. Any user can join events, but not all users can create one yet.
Three exciting NEW features for LinkedIn Pages
The three new features being added to LinkedIn Pages are geared at fostering stronger relationships amongst followers and increasing community engagement.
According to the professional social media platform, more than 50 million companies now use Pages globally, and LinkedIn will regularly update features quarterly.
Some of the most recent updates include “LinkedIn Live” integration, “Invite To Follow”, and new “posting options”.
Invite to follow
To enhance the growth of their following, Page managers can invite top profile connections to follow their Page. Moreover, users that would not like to receive such invites can opt-out from them.
Stream with LinkedIn Live
Previously reserved for only personal profiles, LinkedIn Pages can now enjoy the live broadcast and streaming feature. LinkedIn believes that this feature can generate more than 24X more comments and 7X more reactions than conventional video posts. To enable this feature, Page managers will need to request access to use this feature via the LinkedIn Live website.
Post as a Member or Page
Users can now use a toggle switch on their Home page to switch between posting content as an organization or individual. In the past, users had to separately access their Page to publish under it. Currently, users can manage and publish posts from the same dashboard.
Mandy Fard is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW, CMRW) and Recruiter with decades of experience in assisting job seekers, working directly with employers in multiple industries, and writing proven-effective resumes.