• Kathryn Foot

Awesome New LinkedIn Features You Need to Know About

I love LinkedIn.

I know it’s not perfect, but it is still, in my opinion, the best networking platform out there. But, you have to be using it to reap the benefits, and I mean proactively using it i.e. posting and sharing content, talking to and connecting with people, getting involved in conversations and showcasing your personal brand with an up-to-date all singing and dancing profile.

Admittedly, it’s hard work keeping up with LinkedIn’s updates, it is improving all the time. I follow LinkedIn experts to keep myself up-to-date with progress – Charles Hardy, Andy Foote (no relation!) and Mark Williams are great people to follow.

So here are some of the new features that I have discovered over the past month (and love!):

Feature Number 1: Let recruiters know you are seeking employment without your recruiter knowing (small print applies!)

Let’s be honest, many of us are not actively seeking new opportunities, however are open to suggestions. Did you know, you can do this on LinkedIn without your current employer knowing (although LinkedIn do give a caveat, explained here)? If you would like to use this feature, follow these steps and note you can do this from your mobile/ipad and laptop:

From the home screen, click/tap on the icon with your photo to take you to your profile page (the image is taken from a mobile but looks the same on a laptop, with the exception of one feature *) and scroll down to your dashboard below:

Make sure you turn your career interests on