Enhance Your Portfolio: LinkedIn Gives Users Ability to Share Photos and Presentations Online
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If you haven’t been on the loop and ignored LinkedIn’s e-mail notifications lately, you might have lost on its new features.
You can now click the paperclip icon to upload photos, documents and presentations. As for richer media content such as videos, users can paste the URL where the content is located, and post it on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn encourages you to not “Just Say it, Display it”, by displaying your portfolio vibrantly. LinkedIn allows you to illustrate your work by adding it directly under your summary of work experience. You can also use LinkedIn to engage your network in liking and discussing your work.
The social media network has usually been a slowpoke in embracing new social media skills as some of you may remember; it took it over four years to allow posting a profile photo. But now the company has learned the skills and can finally provide its users with the ability to visually enhance their profiles, and showcase their work to potential new clients and employers.
Last year Twitter broke off its three year relationship with LinkedIn, disabling Twitter-to-LinkedIn synced updates, but the site opened its wings to become a social media master on its own. The site has imitated Facebook and Twitter on its redesigned homepage with a real-time newsfeed, and has optimized its Company Pages.
2.9 million Company Page admins can also upload and share photos and documents on LinkedIn.
Your contacts may still take this opportunity to share picture quotes and memes, as some social media habits are just impossible to break. At least now though, you have the opportunity to really showcase your work and get hired fast.
Let us know what you think about the new features in the comments section.
Featured Image Courtesy of Flickr, Nan Palmero