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New LinkedIn Profile Features

Posted by Daniel Sullivan on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

New LinkedIn Profile Features added to LinkedIn Premium Accounts

Here is a summary of New LinkedIn Profile Features from what I see so far. I am looking forward to diving in further to explore the best ways job seekers can benefit from these features. Check out my new Premium Profile with the larger photo. So exciting!

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  • Visually Compelling Premium Profile: Take a stand with your brand with a larger profile photo and full-width background. Select a photo from the library created by LinkedIn to make life easy or use a photo of your own that can clearly define your brand. LinkedIn says it is best to use a JPG, PNG, or GIF under 4MB in size with a photo resolution of 1400 x 425 pixels for best visual impact.


  • Broader Search Listing: Increase the chance of being found with a listing in search results that is double the normal size. Keeping your LinkedIn Premium Profile activated will enable your profile to be more prominently listed in search results.


  • Relevant Top Keyword Suggestions: be discovered more readily with top keyword suggestions to use in your LinkedIn profile summary. Utilize target keywords to show more frequently in search results by decision makers and hiring managers looking for people like you. Employ these keywords in your LinkedIn Profile Summary for best optimization.


  • Expanded Ranking Reporting Get tips on simple ways to stand out amongst your connections. Learn who has viewed your profile to selectively determine how to expand your network and increase your connections.
Originally posted at New LinkedIn Profile Features 
- Lisa Rangel