LinkedIn’s seeking to assist job seekers higher spotlight their skilled expertise, by incorporating more ways to highlight skills and competencies into numerous parts of the app.
First off, LinkedIn’s added a brand new factor to the “About” part on member profiles which can now allow you to tag as much as 5 of your high expertise.
As you’ll be able to see on this instance, now, on the footer of your About part, you’ll be able to spotlight your high expertise to make it simpler for guests to get a fast thought of your competencies.
That might be a great way to reply questions on your suitability for a task, with members additionally in a position to replace their expertise in step with any jobs they’ve utilized for.
LinkedIn’s additionally added the capability to incorporate media-rich content material within the “Initiatives” part, whereas you may also now tag initiatives with expertise, offering one other method to showcase your expertise.
As per LinkedIn:
“For instance, for those who’re a photographer, you would possibly hyperlink out to an internet site that includes your on-line portfolio and tag arduous expertise corresponding to Adobe Photoshop and delicate expertise like Communication or Collaboration.”
This, once more, will allow you to higher pinpoint your particular expertise and data, which might assist to spice up your attraction with potential employers.
LinkedIn’s additionally updating its “Credentials” factor, by enabling members to tag a ability towards a specific credential, whereas it’s additionally updating its expertise show inside its Recruiter platform to focus on initiatives that individuals have labored on that use particular expertise.
“For instance, while you tag expertise on content material you function within the Initiatives part, recruiters will have the ability to see these initiatives as they view your expertise.”
The updates might assist job seekers higher showcase their capabilities, and the way they match particular roles, whereas additionally offering extra contextual markers on LinkedIn, serving to to maximise utility.
Or they might simply assist to be a focus for busy recruiters as they whittle down their applicant lists. Whenever you’re reviewing a whole lot of candidates, studying the total “About” part for every might be a process, so including your related expertise might be a great way to make sure you stand out, based mostly on the function’s necessities.
Some helpful updates, which might grow to be extra necessary for job seekers over time.