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October 17, 2012

LinkedIn Unveils ‘Next Generation’ in Profiles


LinkedIn is making it easier for its 175 million members to build their professional identities with the “next generation” in profiles.

The social networking site for professionals unveiled its revamped editing platform Oct. 16.

The changes will “allow members to tell their professional stories, be found for opportunities, and build relationships through meaningful interactions,” wrote LinkedIn product manager Aaron Bronzan in an Oct. 16 blog post.

Members will begin seeing the updates over the next few months, Bronzan said.

Some of the upgrades include in-line editing, a new sidebar for adding profile sections, higher-resolution photos and the capability to drag and drop profile sections so users can organize them according preference.

The updated profile allows users to do three things: tell their professional story, discover people and opportunities and engage with their network, Bronzan said.

The new design “helps you make a powerful first impression and showcase your skills and accomplishments,” establish more meaningful connections and stay current with your network, he said.

Members can request an invitation to upgrade to the new profile.