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!