Linkedin You Dirty Scoundrel
ok, so this may sound odd, but i have always taken great pride in my linkedin profile.
ok, it sounds sick.
Linkedin was my first true taste of social media.
so i’ve kept that profile updated and 100% full…though i still can’t seem to upload a portfolio slideshow that actually works.
and my Linkedin profile?
very thorough, recommendations, expertise and skills, a great summary…a great summary right below the profile info box…until I visited Linkedin yesterday.
Am I the only one who think it looks like Klout’s old Topics screen?
And what’s worse?
Why am I so freaken riled up?
Because this is so bloody new that many people i know haven’t noticed it or don’t have the time for it, so I’ve got 4 endorsements. Do you know how bad that looks to potential clients? And this? This is only 3/4s of the stupid screen. You still have to scroll more to find my summary.
I’ve very happy that while Linkedin was designing away and screwing up my profile page that they didn’t remove the option to rearrange your profile.
So, if you find yourself in the same spot as me, very little endorsements, here’s how you can hide that sucker until it’s full.
Head over to the menu bar.
Choose Profile > Edit Profile.
Hover over the line/bar that says Skills and Expertise and the bar will go from white to a highlighted shade of blue.
You’ll even get that little pop up you see in the screenshot. Don’t blink, you may miss it! Doesn’t matter though. Just click on the bar and drag that bloody-klout-topics-look-a-like lower on your profile page.
And there ya go! It’s not hidden, but it’s not the first thing people see when they view your page.
what sucks is i did rank #1 for WordPress Design in Linkedin when you search by keyword. Now I’m #4. Whatever.
By the way, feel free to drop by www.linkedin.com/in/vanitacyril, say hi and endorse a sistah! Easier than writing a recommendation, I can tell you that for sure. Though recommendations are kick ass and highly welcome too.