Posted on Oct 3, 2012

Feng ShuiIf you don’t like the new LinkedIn Profile setup, I’ve got some good news for you: you can change it (sort of).

One of the new features of LinkedIn that was implemented this year is the ability to rearrange the sections of your Profile layout. This feature was released prior to the new LinkedIn Profile format released last month, and luckily, if you don’t like the new Profile layout, you can rearrange some sections to make it more to your liking.

With the old LinkedIn set up, your Summary, Education, Work Experience and Skills were pretty much set in stone with regard to their placement. Now, you can move these boxes around to better highlight the skills and attributes that would most likely help you get hired.

Here’s how:

1. Hover over “Profile” in the top navigation bar and select “Edit Profile” from the dropdown menu.


Edit Profile


2. Next take a look at your Profile. You’ll notice that your information is broken down into different sections, or boxes (Summary, Experiences skills, Languages, Education, etc.) Let’s say you want to move your Education box above your Experience box. First, hover over the Education box. You’ll see it highlight to a light shade of blue, as shown below


Education section highlighted



3. Once it’s highlighted, that means you can click and drag it to where you want it – in this case, above your Experience. Once you’ve picked out its new home, let go of the mouse. That’s it!

Education section highlighted

Now you might be wondering, why would I want to reorganize my Profile? Is it really worth the time?  YES, re-ordering the information in your profile can help you better promote your Personal Brand. Next week, I will give some examples in“5 ways to emphasize the right information by rearranging your LinkedIn Profile.”

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