As of this time, the feature will only be available to premium users, although LinkedIn has said that it will soon be available for everybody’s use in a few months. Are these new cover photos a welcome feature for LinkedIn users? Some feel that this is something that is far overdue for a change. After all, many people who use LinkedIn also use it for a resume.
Some other notable announcements that was made for premium users include:
- There is now a keyword suggestion unit to help improve your profile, allowing it to be optimized to be found in LinkedIn searches.
- You have the option to make your profile “open” for all LinkedIn members to see.
- Users will be have access to a full 90-day list of the people who have viewed your profile, as well as access to top 100 results for How You Rank versus your connections and company peers.
- There is now a more prominent display in the LinkedIn search…which is a deeper display with more of your profile information showing.
For more information about improving your LinkedIn setup, read Jimmy Yu’s column this week on Marketing Land: Optimize LinkedIn Like A Pro To Boost Your Personal Brand.