30 short, useful, actionable LinkedIn tips in 30 days from Doctor LinkedIn™, David Petherick. #30×30

#10/30: Put your profile sections in the order that suits you.

Nothing is set in stone on LinkedIn. You can change and adjust things any time. And that includes the order in which information appears on your profile.

While I do still recommend having your summary at the start of your profile, you could follow that with your Education. Or with your Organizations. Or your Volunteer Work, or your Skills, depending on what’s most important for you to showcase.

Your story does not have to run in the order set by Linkedin.

Let’s face facts – not everyone who visits your profile is going to read it all. So it makes sense to focus on delivering the most important elements for your visitors right at the beginning.

And what’s most important to showcase for a recent accounting graduate seeking a first role, or for an experienced project manager, are quite different things.

Here’s how to change the order of the sections on your profile.

  1. Click on Edit Profile.
  2. Scroll down to the section you’d like to move, then hover your mouse over the ‘Reorder’ icon – the double-headed arrow at top right of the section as shown above.
  3. Click and hold the Reorder icon.
  4. Drag the section up or down your profile to its new location – as shown below.
  5. Release your mouse to drop the section into that place.

 

It’s easy to see how to do this by simply watching it happen on a computer screen – click below to watch a short video (1m29s)  showing how to move the sections on your profile.