LinkedIn Basics - Your Profile screens

LinkedIn is one of the top social media sites. What sets it apart is that it is used by professionals to network and find jobs.

The LinkedIn profiles screens are where your professional CV or resume is stored.  But your LinkedIn profile is so much more.  You can get skills endorsed by your connections, you can show what interests you by which people, news channels and companies that you follow and you can get recommendations from colleagues, clients and managers. These are seen as references in advance.

Your LinkedIn Basics – Your Profile screens

Your profile screen is where you, and others, can view your profile.  What people can see will depend on their connection to you and what permissions you have set.
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The Edit Profile Screen

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The Edit Profile screen is where you can set up and update your profile.  It is made up of:

  • A thumbnail section that shows your image, name, headline, country, profession, recent experience and education.
  • An activity section.  This display any updates to your profile both from LinkedIn generated e.g. new connections and from yourself.
  • Your background section.  This is essentially your resume.
  • Your recommendations.
  • Your connections.  What people will see will depend on their degree of connection and your permissions.Yyour groups
  • What and who you follow.  This includes companies, influences and news.

You can also upload documents and links to presentations etc.

To make any changes, just click on the pen icon.

Who’s viewed your profile

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This screen does what it says and displays those people who have viewed your profile.  You can change your settings to view someone’s profile anonymously, so you may not always see who that person is.

If you someone you aren’t connected to views your profile, send them an invitation to connect.

Note: I have a premium account and so will see more users than  someone with a basic account.

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