LinkedIn, the largest professional social media networking site on the market, has just added the ability to share photos and videos. This new addition will go a long way toward the creation of a more creative-friendly interface. Those professionals who work in the creative industry as a photographer, videographer, presenter or UX designer, will now be able to publish their latest projects in a portfolio format directly on their LinkedIn profile.
“There are hundreds of ways for us to express ourselves in our daily lives. From the clothes we wear to the words we choose to use, the pictures we share and the music we play – the possibilities are endless,” wrote LinkedIn Project Manager Udi Milo, according to the news source. “This is equally important in the professional context, as no two professionals are alike. For the first time, you will now have the ability to showcase your unique professional story using rich, visual content on your LinkedIn profile.”
In the past, many professionals who work in more visual fields were forced to place links on their LinkedIn profile to an outside website to direct potential employers to demonstrations of their skills. This new update will allow staffing professionals to find all of the information they need about a potential job candidate in the creative fields in a streamlined manner – saving time and making recruiting software data creation more complete.
However, the challenge for staffing and recruiting professionals may be overcoming the subjective judgments that come with viewing visual content that may in turn affect your ability to find the right candidate for your customer. What do you think?