In 2020, LinkedIn released a LOT of new features – here are some of the top ones:
1. Add a Featured Section
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.
2. Add a Poll
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!
3. Open to Work
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.
The following window will pop-up:
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.
4. Reactions on your LinkedIn Posts
Before 2020, you would have been able to click to ‘like’ someones 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.
5. Video Messages
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.
To find out more about all of these new features, check out the podcast here