If you log on to LinkedIn’s website today, you might notice that things are a little … different.
The Microsoft-owned company is calling it the “largest LinkedIn.com redesign since the company’s inception.” It takes a lot of the look and feel of the LinkedIn apps for iPhone and Android and brings it back to the website.
Here’s your first look at the new LinkedIn website — and a bit about why the company thinks it will get you to be more “confident” when you go out looking for jobs and new networking opportunities.
(And if you don’t have it right away, don’t worry, LinkedIn says the new look is going out in waves, with most people getting it on Thursday morning.)
The old LinkedIn profile page.
Plus, it will show you fewer notifications -- just anything that's new since the last time you checked. So you won't have 100+ notifications waiting for you if you're waiting to approve a lot of people's LinkedIn requests.
In a neat (or potentially annoying) addition, the 'Messages' box will automatically suggest chatting with your connections at whatever company you're looking at on LinkedIn. It's a subtle way of nudging you to reach out.
On that note, LinkedIn is apparently testing a tool that will auto-generate the profile summary section for some users on mobile phones, based on the content of their profile, as a prompt to get people started.
LinkedIn says 60% of its traffic comes from mobile devices at this point.
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