Please check out this fantastic article by Emory University with our president, Matt Warzel, as a contributor – Updating Your Profile on LinkedIn: Skills You Should (and Shouldn’t) Add
Hey, #LinkedIn community! 👋 I was fortunate enough to be featured in this fantastic article by Emory University: 𝖴𝗉𝖽𝖺𝗍𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖸𝗈𝗎𝗋 𝖯𝗋𝗈𝖿𝗂𝗅𝖾 𝗈𝗇 𝖫𝗂𝗇𝗄𝖾𝖽𝖨𝗇: 𝖲𝗄𝗂𝗅𝗅𝗌 𝖸𝗈𝗎 𝖲𝗁𝗈𝗎𝗅𝖽 (𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖲𝗁𝗈𝗎𝗅𝖽𝗇’𝗍) 𝖠𝖽𝖽
Creating a LinkedIn profile can feel stressful enough — how much experience do you add?
Do you write descriptions of what you did?
Who do you connect with?
Should you start making inspirational posts with emojis for emphasis?
Yet LinkedIn can be an invaluable tool, not only for finding jobs, but also for being found. LinkedIn skills can be crucial in how recruiters and hiring managers find and source candidates.
So, what skills should you add to LinkedIn, and how do you add them? In this guide, we’ll cover:
- Why Should You Add LinkedIn Skills?
- Types of Skills to Add on LinkedIn
- Types of Skills You Shouldn’t Add on LinkedIn
- How to Add Skills on LinkedIn
- LinkedIn Skills: The Bottom Line
Why Should You Add LinkedIn Skills?
Basically, adding LinkedIn skills helps recruiters and hiring managers who are searching for specific skills find you.
“[Adding skills] demonstrates to the hiring manager and recruiters that you are, in fact, in the same sandbox as them,” Matthew Warzel, certified professional resume writer and former Fortune 500 recruiter, says. “When they see words that resonate with their role they’re hiring for and in the industry they are in, they perk up. You are showing relevance. Help them help you. Use intentional skills — without fibbing — that you know live and breath in their world.”
When you add relevant skills to your LinkedIn profile, you become discoverable. And you might miss out on potential job opportunities if you don’t add them.
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