The resume site turns into an interactive professional lookbook.
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional online network with over 2million users in 200 countries worldwide has had a makeover. The site now allows users to upload videos, images and presentations amongst other rich media to showcase their work and skills. The new ‘LinkedIn Professional Portfolio’ helps to turn the previously text-only resume site into a portfolio platform with interactive features such as a like button and comment boxes. Users can upload visual content to the ‘Summary,’ ‘Experience’ and ‘Education’ sections to sit alongside fewer more concise words.
The site, is for the most part used by business-minded workers within corporate fields and this move will make the site become more creative-friendly and could potentially attract many more users with artistic disciplines who need to portray their visual work in order for them to get a job.
Udi Milo, Product Manager at LinkedIn explains in the official blog post, ‘From the analyst who makes annual predictions on tech trends to the 3D animator who is looking to fund a new short film, the opportunities are limitless for how professionals can now use the LinkedIn profile to help showcase these unique stories in a visual way.’
The new ‘LinkedIn Professional Portfolio’ is available to members to use now in English-speaking countries only.