4 Things LinkedIn Needs to Change Now

Like most in the recruiting industry I always have LinkedIn open in my web browser and visit it frequently throughout the day. Lately I am becoming more aware of its shortcomings in the user experience department that have been nagging me. I hope someone from LinkedIn reads this and takes these ideas back to the powers that be.

1. We Need a Better Activity Dashboard

There needs to be better statistics and insights on what we post. The current level of info is insufficient to understand which of our posts, articles and activity is performing best. Why is their no “reach” metric? Why must I scroll through my activity page that looks like a typical feed? Just show me numbers in a clear, easy to read snapshot and let me drill-down into each post. They also need a ‘Likes’ column.

2. Allow Video Uploads on Company Pages

Ok so you finally lets us upload video. Great. But we still can’t upload video onto a company page that we manage. Why? Surely this is coming, at least that is my hope.

3. Our Feeds Need Better Filtering

Currently you can only sort your feed by “Top” or “Recent”. Why not let us also filter by Job Changes, Video and other segments? Also get rid of the birthday announcements and work anniversaries, I just don’t care. We also need a company news feed that lets us easily follow companies that we chose to monitor.

4. Allow Users to “Country Block”

I would love the ability block individuals by country from ever trying to message or connect to me. I get way to many requests from people in India that I do not know, or ever wish to know. The current invitation restrictions just don’t cut it.

What would you change about LinkedIn if you could? There’s a lot of posts on Google about it.

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