stop1Halt! LinkedIn’s user interface is changing…very soon. I told you that already. I suggest you get a complete data download of your LinkedIn profile NOW so you have it just in case you need it after the change.

Last time they changed the UI a few sections dropped and the data in them were lost. Let’s not have that again.And we already know a few sections will soon drop away. So get a copy of your profile now, sent to you by LinkedIn.

Here’s what you do (now) from the LinkedIn Help Center:

To request a download of your data:

  1. Move your cursor over your profile photo at the top right of your homepage and select Privacy & Settings.
  2. Select the Account tab at the top of the page. Under Basics, click Change next to Getting an archive of your data.
    • You may be prompted to sign in.
  3. This will take you to the Request your data archive page.

Within minutes, you’ll get the archived information that’s fastest to compile including things like your messages, connections and imported contacts. We’ll send you an email with a link where you can download it right away.

You’ll get an email with a link where you can download the second part of your data archive in about 24 hours.

The data comes to you in 2 parts. Some today and some tomorrow. So be patient and open your spam filter to accept these incoming emails from LinkedIn.

You have worked hard to perfect the wording of your full personal profile and the list of valued connections. Safety first-keep them someplace accessible for later need.