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“The key to business is personal relationships.” LinkedIn has made updates to help you further just that — your connection to your professional network. 

  1. Media Coverage: While adding multimedia isn’t a new feature, LinkedIn stepped up their game and is now allowing you to have your work affiliated with different sections of your profile. For example, that killer presentation you did instructing a team how to used LinkedIn- you can affiliate that media with what role and employer you created that for.
  1. What’s Up? LinkedIn is making the move to being more of a publishing platform. One of it’s first moves- to change the update prompt. The new prompt asks, “What’s on your mind?” By using this language, LinkedIn is hoping their users will be more likely to share a new article or idea. Side note– these updates can also be shared with the public, only your connections, or the public and you nbso online casino reviews can also tweet your update.

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  1. KIT: I think we were all a little over seeing update of job anniversaries, promotions and new jobs in our newsfeed. LinkedIn has moved these notifications to the top right corner of your page. LinkedIn, pushing for engagement, still gives you the prompt of ‘ways to keep in touch’. From here you can decide to like the update, comment on it or skip any interaction.

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  1. I’m Basic: Now, LinkedIn is already a priceless tool without putting any money towards your account. But if you upgrade, LinkedIn has changed the plans you are able to purchase. They really honed in on what the different needs of their paid accounts were looking for while utilizing the site.

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  1. Publishing: LinkedIn is giving everyone an amazing opportunity here- the chance to become a thought leader through publishing blogs on LinkedIn. That’s right—you can publish your own blogs on LinkedIn. This is a great place to share career advice, industry news or opinions. After some analysis, people are looking for more of a long form blog that includes between five and eight images. Get writing!

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It’s great to see LinkedIn making these changes towards being a place where people can develop and grow professionally. Are you up for the challenge of becoming a LinkedIn all-star? Let us know any questions you may have in the comments below.

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Jessica Meeder

When Jessica isn’t ChatterBlasting, she’s watching Jimmy Fallon videos on repeat, breaking it down in Zumba or catching up on the latest and greatest news coming from #BachelorNation.

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