There are many sections that you can add to your LinkedIn profile, including volunteer work, certifications, and more. In this video, learn how to add sections to your LinkedIn profile.
- [Instructor] You could spend a lot of time creating and improving your LinkedIn profile as you're getting started, and I do encourage you to do this, either by spending a little bit of time every day for a week or by blocking off a chunk of time that works for you where you can devote more attention to it. In this course, I'm not going to go through every option that you have for things to add to your profile, and we've covered the main ones such as summary, education, work skills. However, I do want to point out some of the other sections that you have the ability to create and add. I'll do this by navigating to the add profile section, and when I click on it, you'll see here that we've already added the summary. We have here the featured section. We've talked about that. Background. Now here, you can add work experience and education, which we did. However, you can also add licenses and certifications, as well as volunteer experience. Volunteer experience is often a big one for college students. I've worked with many college students who asked if they could put volunteer work that they did in their work section. And you can, but there's a volunteer section for it, so if you've done volunteer work, be sure to add that to your LinkedIn profile. When you click on it, it just has you fill out some information about it with regards to the dates and what you did. You enter that and then save it and you can add it. Now, I want to go back up here. Below this, we had skills, which we talked about, and then there's one that says accomplishments, and under here, there's a ton of things you can add. Publications, patents, courses, projects, honors and awards, test scores, languages, and organizations. So these are other sections that you can create and then add to your profile. As you can see, there's a ton that you can add to your profile, and as a student, without much work experience, you should consider sharing anything noteworthy that will help you to add to your personal brand and show potential employers what you've accomplished. You don't have to add all of these sections. In fact, that may crowd up your profile and take the focus off of some more important sections, but take a look at them and consider whether adding one makes sense for you. If you feel that adding a section will add value to your profile, then I suggest adding it.