To help you stand out from the crowd a little more, LinkedIn has rolled out a new tool called “Improve your Profile.” The tool analyzes your profile and offers suggestions and recommendations to make it a little better.
To get started, simply click on the “Improve your Profile” button on the Edit Profile page. Once you have opened the tool, LinkedIn offers a checklist of recommended steps to improve your profile on the right side of your screen. On the left, LinkedIn guides you through each of the steps. The tool will be updated as new features are added, so if new sections are added to profiles — such as the student section — then these will be taken into account when offering you recommendations of how to improve your profile.
The launch of the “Improve your Profile” tool follows on from a recent update to the visual appearance of profiles. The updated design includes a new-look overview section and it is easier to share your profile and export it to PDF and other printable formats. The company also recently launched an “Apply With LinkedIn” button that lets you apply for jobs with just a few clicks using your LinkedIn profile.