LinkedIn is rolling out a feature that lets you re-arrange information in your LinkedIn profile. It is a decent first start FOR SOME PEOPLE.
This little + character at the corner (see illustration to the left of Summary) is used to Drag and drop sections of LinkedIn profile. It kinda works.
- I tried and tried to get my Personal Information section near the top, right after Summary and it is just not possible to drag and drop it this far (past 250 recommendations).
- If you have a large profile or lots of recommendations, the drag-drop doesn’t work well due to bad scrolling. The screen just crawls when scrolling and you may give up before it gets there. But if you move your mouse around the top left of the screen as you are dragging, you may find that your screen scrolls a bit faster.
- You cannot move things WITHIN a section, which is what we really want – order the Applications, order the jobs, the schools, etc. But this is a great start.
See excerpts from Rock the World book for tips on affecting the order of your positions, education, etc. There will be more blog posts about these topics so check back often!
When this feature settles down, we will add it into the new editions of the Rock The World with your Online Presence book.
Still – the idea is good and we hope to see these shortcomings addressed in a future release. Thanks LinkedIn: You’ve got another right!