Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding your own sections, part of Learning LinkedIn (2015).
- As of right now, we've covered most of the basic pieces of information that LinkedIn automatically wants you to create on your profile. In this movie, I'm gonna be walking you through adding some more custom sections to your profile. Let's scroll down a bit on the profile page and take a look at this section right here. For the most part, LinkedIn has been guiding us through these, saying, add things like skills, or education, or work experience. However, if you click this View More link, you're going to see there are several other sections that you can add to your LinkedIn profile. For instance, you can add things like languages, volunteering experience, volunteering opportunities, honors and awards, test scores, patents, courses, causes you care about, supported organizations, and a whole lot more.
You can even add certificates of completion that you get from Lynda.com directly to your LinkedIn profile, which is really cool. Now, if I wanna add one of these sections to my profile, it's actually very easy to do that. So let's scroll right up here to the top, and let's add languages, for instance. When I add languages, it's going to immediately add that to my profile, and then at the top, it's going to say English, Native or bilingual proficiency. You can also change it to elementary, limited but working, professional working, full professional proficiency, or, as I said, native or bilingual.
In this case, let's add in something like Spanish, and proficiency we'll say, full professional proficiency. We'll add in another language, and we'll say, French, and we'll say, limited working proficiency. Then at the bottom, I'll click Save, and that section is automatically added to my profile. Making it super easy for me to customize the look and feel of my profile with a lot of different pieces of content. I highly recommend that you go through all of these different areas, read what they are, how they work, and then start adding some of this information to your profile.
Remember, stay true to yourself, and make sure everything that you add is relevant to the goals that you set forth for yourself on LinkedIn. Then, as you continue to build your profile, I think you'll be very pleased at how the final result turns out.
- What makes a LinkedIn profile stand out?
- Adding work experience and education to your profile
- Finding and adding contacts
- Sending messages
- Sharing status updates and content from the web
- Asking for, and providing, recommendations
- Interacting with companies
- Finding a job on LinkedIn
- Starting and growing a group
- Managing your account