What feature should LinkedIn implement to make it a more useful part of your online presence?

What feature should LinkedIn implement to make it a more useful part of your online presence?

Answer by Arpana Prajapati:

Building more insightful Career Pages could save users a lot of time looking for information across the web, and make LinkedIn the default search platform for all-things-career. For example, current Product Management skills page could become even more valuable to me by displaying these additional insights:

  • Product Managers that are 1st degree to me, PMs who worked at company as mine, PMs who went to the same school as mine.
  • Adding an angle of mentorship. Allow people to indicate their interest in mentoring career aspirants.
  • LinkedIn Search trends for Product Management. LinkedIn Employment trends for PM. Projections. Ranking against other MBA career options.
  • Courses taken by such professionals across Lynda, Udacity, Coursera, EdX, as indicated on their LinkedIn profile.
  • Trending careers based on post PM experience.
  • More importantly, returning this career page on top of search results. I don’t see it in search at all, right now. I had to click on my skills to visit this page. See below

When thinking from all-things-career perspective, LinkedIn could also consider strategic capabilities around:

  • Freelancing ecosystem such as UpWork.
  • Crowdsourcing or Competition ecosystem such as Kaggle.
  • Sales pipeline ecosystem.

What feature should LinkedIn implement to make it a more useful part of your online presence?

Google Maps is launching a new version for schools. How would you design this?

 

Good question. Really like some of the suggestions on the Quora post. Here are my thoughts. Crime map and school bus use cases are inspired from above authors.

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5 Productivity Apps that I use every day.

Stay Focused, Use a Pomodoro app

Pomodoro is a really efficient time management technique that I came to know from my husband. Simply stated, allocate 20-25 minutes of time for a task/topic, run the timer, work on it with undivided attention, then take a break for 5 minutes. Repeat.You could start with the goal of 7 pomodoros per day and progress from there. You can compare various pomodoro apps here.

My favorite part of working in pomodoros is that it not only motivates me to focus, but also prioritize and track time allocation across different activities. It took me a few days to get used to it, but once I started tracking my time allocation, there has been no going back. Try a free version before paying for it!  Continue reading “5 Productivity Apps that I use every day.”