With the new wave of changes that are coming to most social media sites, LinkedIn has officially announced that they too will join this latest trend. LinkedIn will now allow members to showcase their talents in a completely new and improved way. Starting now, you can add visual content, ranging from photos, videos, and presentations to your LinkedIn Profiles. This will be a great advantage for a company, job seeker, or business owner. Sharing visuals from your company on your LinkedIn Profile can be just as powerful as if uploaded to your Company Page.
“For the first time, you will now have the ability to showcase your unique professional story using rich, visual content on your LinkedIn profile. This means you can illustrate your greatest achievements in the form of stunning images, compelling videos, innovative presentations and more,” stated LinkedIn on its company blog. “From the analyst who makes annual predictions on tech trends to the 3D animator who is looking to fund a new short film, the opportunities are limitless…”
Additionally, it’s a great way to set your profile apart from others. Until now, every LinkedIn Profile looked almost the exact same besides the head shots and company logos. Now community managers can customize their profiles with photos of past events and presentations you’ve shared at conferences. This will definitely come in handy for job seekers.
To begin adding visual content to your profile, select “edit” on your profile and then follow the prompts in the “Summary,” “Experience,” and “Education” sections. Other people can “like” or comment what you’ve posted, so if you are going to post pictures or videos it is best to make sure that those looking are interested in what you are putting on your page.