What if, minutes before you met me for the first time, someone whispered in your ear and reminded you not only where I work (LinkedIn) and what I do (product management), but also who we both know in common, whether we overlapped any years in school, or if we worked at the same company? If you knew what we had in common or any of my interests (say biking or Latin poetry), chances are that we’ll probably have a pretty great first conversation.
Today, we’re excited to share that our new LinkedIn Profile on mobile does all the above. Your LinkedIn Profile is your professional identity of record. It’s also the heart of LinkedIn. Your new profile helps you tell your story to other professionals when they’re looking for you on the go. If you aren’t a master storyteller, we’ll let you know what’s missing and how you can add it. You’ll also enjoy discovering new insights about other professionals with the “in common” and endorsements sections we added. They’re great ice breakers you can use when you meet someone for the first time, so you can talk about something other than the weather. Take a look for yourself at how ridiculously good you could look in our new mobile experience:
You’d know from looking at my profile that I’m passionate about project names (since my latest LinkedIn post appears right at the top of my new profile), so I should probably tell you the story behind this project’s code name: Blue Steel. The team and I are huge fans of the movie Zoolander. We called the project Blue Steel because we wanted to make you, our members, look really really ridiculously good looking. You’ll look great when people are viewing your profile …and you’ll look like the smartest person in the room because you’ll know what you have in common with people you’re meeting for the first time.
We are launching this new profile experience on mobile first, not just because 43 percent of you are visiting us via mobile, but because thinking mobile forces us to innovate and radically rethink, focus and simplify what’s most important.
Don’t take my word for it, check out the new LinkedIn Profile on mobile by downloading the latest version of our Android and iPhone apps (in English) and across all languages offerings for our iPad app.
Our team is working hard to ensure that your LinkedIn experience from desktop to mobile and across our family of mobile apps is a seamless one. And we look forward to bringing elements of this new profile experience wherever you may be checking yourself out.