Did You Know There's A Fresh Method To Move LinkedIn Sections Within Sections?

As you know we conduct LinkedIn workshops and personal training on a regular basis. During our sessions we are asked many questions related to an individual's profile and how much flexibility exists to manage it.

Sometimes an individual has two businesses listed as "Current". In some instances the two positions may exist within the same organization. Recently we were asked "Can I elect to have a particular position presented in the first position even if they are both current"? Absolutely you can! Here's how.

Previously you needed to place your cursor to the left of the multiple positions within the same organization. As shown below you would see two vertical bars that would require you to grab and pull them to reorder your positions. Please note we have placed purple vertical rectangles where the gray box appeared previously.

In a recent update, LinkedIn changed the method to do this. It now more closely mirrors what you would do if you were reordering complete sections by grabbing the arrow on the top of the right of the section, Now you are provided with an up/down arrow within the section. 

The example shown below highlights the "secondary" up/down arrow. It's hidden until you scroll over the section. By grabbing the up/down arrow shown you can now reorder the multiple positions you hold within the organization. 

It's pretty simple once you know where to find the tool and now you do! Happy to help with little LinkedIn tips like this to make your profile your own.

Until "What's Next" next time...

LinkedIn Publisher Post Sharing Change You Should Know About

Ever since LinkedIn opened its publishing platform to us all, we have found it to be a wonderful avenue to express our opinion, provide insight and most important update you on the latest LinkedIn developments. What's Next?  Here it is.

One of the great aspects of publishing your own posts is your ability to share it with your network, groups and individuals. Here's the good news. You still can. What's changed is the How.

First, you'll notice the user interface on each post has been modified to be larger and simpler. You may "Like" via thumbs up, "Comment" via the dialog box and now "Share" via the right facing arrow as depicted below.

Next, once you click on the arrow, you'll see the three choices provided for sharing. In this example we're electing to share to LinkedIn.

Finally, once you choose LinkedIn, the share box you're accustomed to seeing opens.

 

Pretty simple? We think so. But, now you'll know how to share your or someone else's post. Stay tuned for more updates and insight as LinkedIn makes changes to its platform user interface.

Until "What's Next" next time...

Free Taste of LinkedIn For You

Frequently I’m asked to speak to groups, associations and clubs. As they are typically free engagements designed to peak the interest of attendees, I provide a few tips and insight into the power of LinkedIn over a 30-60 minute timeframe. Our fully customized Get LinkedIn or Be LeftOut workshops are up to three hours in length.

Recently I spoke at the Business Marketing Association Connect2Education symposium and they were kind enough to share this video of what I presented. Please note, the video starts in the middle of the session, so you’ll need to pull the button on the bottom to the left to restart it from the beginning.

My gift to you this holiday season. Enjoy!


Ira Bass is CEO of IB Media LLC, (www.IBMedia.biz) He’s available to share his knowledge of LinkedIn for individuals, groups, conferences and keynote engagements. For more information about our LinkedIn training services, check out Ira’s LinkedIn profile at www.LinkedIn.com/in/IBMedia or drop him a note at IraBass@IBMedia.biz. Ira is a LION. Please feel free to connect or follow him on LinkedIn. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.