With all the attention the latest redesign of the LinkedIn profile page has garnered over the last few days, let's take a walk down memory lane and reminisce on the previous looks of the LinkedIn profile page!
The LinkedIn profile page has changed quite a bit over the last few years. I've been speaking on the benefits of having a strong LinkedIn profile for over 3 years now. Going through my old presentations, I found a bunch of screenshots of my profile that showcase how the LinkedIn profile has changed and developed. Let's take a look!
LinkedIn Profile Circa 2010This is the earliest example of my LinkedIn profile that I could find.
I especially like how the link for Twitter has a NEW! icon next to it. Note how I only have 208 connections. Contrast that with my current network of over 7,000 connections!
The next iteration brought the profile picture from the right to the left of the profile.
The bold field names were replaced with a lighter weight font. A toolbar was also introduced in this version that allowed readers to share the profile with other users and to print the profile to paper or PDF.
LinkedIn Profile Circa 2011LinkedIn decided to drop the blue and go with a more conservative gray color for the top of the profile. The field names went from left aligned to right aligned and the circular bullets disappeared.
LinkedIn Profile Circa 2012In August 2012, LinkedIn debuted their newest profile page design. The profile picture is much larger and the content in the Summary is the real focus.
If you have any earlier screenshots of past designs of the LinkedIn profile page, please send them to me!
My next post will be all about what you can do to take advantage of the new LinkedIn Profile page design. If you need help optimizing your LinkedIn profile so it truly captures you... check out my LinkedIn profile writing services!