Ever since I first started using LinkedIn, I’ve been baffled by how hard it is to find my own posts even a few minutes after I post them. Is there a trick to this?
LinkedIn launched a major site redesign in early 2017 and while the interface is now quite different, it’s nice that one of the things that they did change was the ability for you to find your own posts. I know exactly what you’re talking about with the old version of LinkedIn, however, and used to also get so frustrated that if I wanted to check on how an old post was doing it was essentially impossible to find it on the site. Everyone else could probably get to my posts with ease, but somehow I was always penalized as the owner of the post. Worse, the posts you make don’t show up in your own timeline (which they should, in my opinion) so you click “Post” and they just vanished. Most odd.
Fortunately, as I said, the new LinkedIn design fixes this very problem, though it’s still not super obvious how to get to your trail of posts and content on the site. So let’s have a look!
To start, on the new LinkedIn home page, find your profile pic (should be easy!) on the top left:
A click on it and you’ll get to a page with your full profile information:
At this point I will encourage you to spend a few minutes making sure that the list of keywords that comprise your description are those that will help potential employers or clients find you if they’re busy searching LinkedIn, as I demonstrate above. Should you worry about being an “all-star profile”? I dunno, I don’t know what that actually means!
The important bit here, however, is the lower right: “Views of your post in the feed”. Whatever that number is (and it seems to be low as far as I can tell) click on it and you’ll get to a page that has, yes, all your posts!
And there you have it. You can even choose between just your Articles, your Posts or get a consolidated “All activity” view. About time, LinkedIn!