To put in nicely, 23 year old me did not see the utility of creating a good LinkedIn profile for our company. I didn't even have my own LinkedIn account. Apparently, my new job title made this unacceptable. At the request of my boss, I begrudgingly went back to my office, and created a (poor) LinkedIn account.
I looked into changing profiles, and as you’d imagine, LinkedIn is doing the change as a beta roll out- probably so that the huge number of users that want the new profile don’t crash LinkedIn. So while it is to your advantage to sign up for a new LinkedIn profile, the only way that you can get one of the new profiles is by getting on this waiting list.
- Should I delete my LinkedIn profile? (ask.metafilter.com)
- 7 Ways Your LinkedIn Profile And Resume Should Differ (businessinsider.com)
- Square One | Your LinkedIn Profile (thealternativeboard.com)