As you probably know, LinkedIn has rolled out a new user interface. Some things are gone, like the Advice for Contacting section. This makes it a bit trickier to make it easy for people to contact you, if you’re conducting a confidential job search.
But, there are also new sections that make it easier for you to showcase your brand. For example, the opportunity to insert a background photo.
Unfortunately, just as with their LinkedIn headline, many users leave LinkedIn’s default background shot.
Inserting a personal background photo on your LinkedIn profile is as simple as putting a cover shot on your Facebook page. And it serves a similar purpose.
It gives readers a chance to immediately learn a bit about you.
Beyond that, leaving the default background shot makes you appear outdated and lacking technological savvy.
Here are a few ways to update your LinkedIn profile today,