Missing Information in a LinkedIn Profile

September 15th, 2009 | by Jason Alba |

Earlier this week I was doing a LinkedIn presentation to over 200 business owners, entrepreneurs and marketers. I showed a LinkedIn Profile and noted the best use of the Box.net Application I’ve seen on a Profile.

One of the participants emailed me after the presentation and asked why, when he went to the Profile, he couldn’t see the Box section, even though he was a first degree connection.

Does that ever happen to you – you go to someone’s LinkedIn Profile and you don’t see all that you want to see?

I asked him how he got to that Profile and indeed, he went “the wrong way.”  There shouldn’t be a “wrong way,” but there is.  Case in point:

If I’m LOGGED IN to LinkedIn and you send me your LinkedIn URL and I click on it, I’m taken to a page as if I were logged out.  I don’t see what I want to see (I see an abbreviated version of your entire Profile, and I don’t see any of the communication links I want to (send a message, recommend, etc.).

To see all of the stuff I want to see I have to go to LinkedIn.com, put your name in the search box, and then go to your Profile.

I think that is rotten – so here’s my request to LinkedIn – please notice if I’m already logged in – if I am, don’t take me to that lame abbreviated page – take me to the page I would go to if I went there through the search…

And the case of the missing information on a LinkedIn Profile is….. solved!

  1. 3 Responses to “Missing Information in a LinkedIn Profile”

  2. By Daria Steigman on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    Hi Jason,

    Good post, as I’ve noted this myself (with irritation, I might add). But going back to the beginning of your post, how can you use Box.net?


  3. By Jason Alba on Sep 16, 2009 | Reply

    Daria, I’ll write a blog post later about what I really liked :)

  4. By Mark on Oct 5, 2009 | Reply

    I’d like to know about the Box.net usage as well, or at least a link to that profile

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