LinkedIn recently changed their layout for your profile page and made adding a video so much easier. Thank goodness, it’s about time. Prior to this, you had embed a video through Google Presentations and then embed that into your profile. I wrote a previous post on the process which involved 10 clumsy steps. What a major pain. Who wants to go through that? By the way, if you did insert a video that way, it’s no longer there, well, at least mine is gone. You need to update your profile and re-insert it as described below.
- Once on LinkedIn, go to Profile in the upper menu bar and click on “Edit Profile”.
- Scroll down on your Profile to where you want the video to appear. I placed my demo reel in the first section under Background. I don’t want it too far down, because someone may not scroll down all the way.
- If this is the first time you are placing a video, you will see a box at the bottom of this section to add your videos. Click on that. If you’ve already added something, you will now longer see that box. So in that case, click on the box with the plus sign next to title of that section. Once you click that, you will see “Add a link” box where you put in the video link.
- Either of the methods will open an “Add a link” box. All you do is add your link from YouTube, Vimeo or where ever you have it.
- Once you inserted the link, you can then add more videos is you like. Once done, go back to the top of your profile by your photo and click on “Done Editing”That’s it! So easy. You will see a Thumbnail of the video on your profile. Make sure you gave it an appropriate title on YouTube, because that will show under the Thumbnail. When someone clicks it, your profile fades slightly and a larger video will be superimposed with the words, “Your professional gallery”.
About the author:
Deborah Shapiro is a producer, videographer, and editor for her Akron – Cleveland based business, Montrose Video Productions where she specializes in web videos for large and small businesses. She likes to hike, has two dogs, two cats, is a part-time vegetarian and loves really good chocolate.
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