The dashboard to your professional world.
Your LinkedIn homepage provides you with an overview of what’s going on in your network with Network Updates and the latest news, jobs, and answers. Use your homepage to:
- View your latest messages and get network updates from colleagues and connections
- Read the latest news about your company, competitors, and industry and discuss it with colleagues
- Browse the latest jobs, questions, and answers that match your interests
Stay connected with your inbox.
- Take action on messages and invitations from the homepage.
- Flag, delete, archive or mark messages as read or unread.
- Filter messages by type and sort by name, date, or subject.
- Just paste a link in the box and watch the magic happen – then add a comment to put your own spin on it.
- Choose whether to share with just your connections, to groups you belong to, or to everyone who visits your profile.
- Try sharing news articles, job postings, career developments, and any content related to your area of professional interest.
One of LinkedIn’s many tools is this convenient bookmarklet that lets you share anything on the web with your network and groups. Once you’ve installed it on your toolbar, just click it when you’re on a page you’d like to share.
For Firefox, Chrome, and Safari
Drag this link: Share on LinkedIn to your browser toolbar.
For Internet Explorer
1. Right-click this link: Share on LinkedIn.
2. Select “Add to Favorites”.
3. Click “Yes” if you see a Security Alert popup.
4. Select “Favorites Bar” from “Create In”.
5. Click “Add”.
Sorted in chronological order, your Network Updates feed displays the latest activity of your connections. You’ll find things such as their current status, groups recently joined, questions asked and answered, and who your network has recently connected to.
What is status?
Your status message allows you to display professional updates to your network. By displaying things such as what you’re currently working on, and where you’re planning on traveling to, etc., you invite your network to help you with advice and recommendations. You can set your status message by clicking “what are you working on?” on the left column on your home page, or by connecting your LinkedIn account with your Twitter account.
If you have connections who share lots of content in your Network Updates stream, you can hide those connections from view and keep your stream relevant to your professional interests. Just roll over an update and click ‘Hide’. If you change your mind, you can always restore those updates with just a click to see what you’ve missed. This function is a great way to keep your LinkedIn news feed useful and relevant to your career.
- Clicking on the group name in your Updates will bring you the page to join the group.
- Hovering over a person’s name will bring up a summary of their profile; clicking on it will take you to their profile. You can also click “send message” in the summary profiles of your connections to immediately send them a message.
- You can control the types and number of notifications that show up in your Network Updates feed in your settings.
Just Joined LinkedIn
Wondering which of your Colleagues and Classmates are on LinkedIn? The Just Joined LinkedIn section highlights new LinkedIn users that have worked or attended the companies and schools listed on your profile. Just click on these links, find the people you know, and invite them to connect.
Don’t see a Company or School in the “Just Joined LinkedIn” section? Make sure to add it to your Profile.
People You May Know
- Reconnect with people right from the homepage.
- See a complete list of more suggestions.
- See who you know in common to give a context to each person.
- See the full names, titles and companies of people looking at your profile (of those people who opted to share that information).
- Discover the industries, countries and interests of the people viewing your profile.
- Understand how influential you are by examining the popularity of your profile.
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- To search your own connections and groups.
- To find and reconnect with people, or look for new connections by company, expertise, or education.
- To filter search results by powerful facets like location, industry, language, and more.