Whether you use LinkedIn as part of your master networking toolkit or you’re just a casual user there are a couple new features that are worth taking a look at.
You can now upload files to a media viewer to show off any interesting work associated with the positions you have listed on LinkedIn. A thumbnail of the media is listed below the associated position and opens up in a viewer when clicked on. From there you can read a brief description and click through to the original if a link is available.
The portfolio pieces are currently better suited to visual content but hopefully the feature will be expanded on in future updates. In the meantime it definitely helps make your profile look more interesting.
Who’s Viewed Your Updates
LinkedIn updates don’t necessarily get as much engagement as Facebook posts and Tweets so it can be difficult to gauge how successful or worthwhile your posts are. Given that, the new “Who’s Viewed Your Updates” metric is a nice addition. It’s very basic but shows you the number of views, whether they’re a 1st, 2nd or 3rd connection as well as the number of likes and comments. It’s simple but lets you know how far-reaching your posts are and possibly what content is better-received.
Do you think these updates will help LinkedIn to be more useful for you? What other features would you like to see on LinkedIn?