Over the last few weeks, I presented at a number of events talking about the power of LinkedIn. Regardless of the event, one question kept popping up over and over again. People wanted to know how they could change the order of their experiences, recommendations, and profile sections within LinkedIn.
Yes, it's entirely doable to change the order of your LinkedIn profile; it's just not extremely obvious HOW to do it. The sections can be moved by clicking on the header of the section and dragging and dropping it where you want it to appear. You can do the same with recommendations and experiences too! When you click, you'll notice your mouse cursor changes... it becomes 4 arrows pointing outward. At this point, hold your left mouse button down and drag it where you want it to go.
Here's the thing, however tempting it may be, I suggest keeping your profile as close to default as possible. By straying too far from the default, you may confuse your reader.
One change I recommend is grabbing the Personal Information section and placing it right below the Summary. This way your reader does not have to scroll to the bottom of your profile to find out how to contact you.
Rearrange RecommendationsYou can rearrange recommendations however the caveat here is that you can only rearrange within the position the recommendation references. You can't pull out a recommendation and place it under a new position.
Rearrange ExperiencesIf you have two or more concurrent experiences, you can also rearrange them! Again, they must be concurrent positions... meaning AT THE SAME TIME PERIOD.
HAVE FUN REARRANGING!!!!