4 New LinkedIn Profile Sections to Watch Out For

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How do I add sections to my profile?

To add a section to your LinkedIn profile, go to the Edit Profile page and look below the blue box. Below the right hand corner of the box you will see “Add Sections.”

Click on “Add sections.” You will be brought to a screen where you can choose what sections (and applications) you want to add.

Once you click on the appropriate section to add, you will probably be able to figure out how to put in the relevant information. [Note: Once you add a section, it will no longer appear on the “Add Sections” page; you can edit the section directly from your “Edit Profile” page.]

But I already have a Specialties section… Isn’t Skills redundant?

Should you fill out the Skills section even if you already have a Specialties section? YES! Specialties are searchable through the LinkedIn Advanced Search feature; Skills are searchable through a new LinkedIn feature that is in beta testing as of February 3, 2011. You definitely want to use it!! LinkedIn users can now log on and go to a page called “LinkedIn Skills” where they can search for people with your specific skills.

So go ahead and double dip!

Can I reorganize my sections?

YES! Along with the new Skills, Certifications, Publications and Languages sections, LinkedIn made it possible to move your sections around. On your “Edit Profile” page, just click on the plus sign to the left of the section name and you can drag the section to wherever you want it.

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