LinkedIn’s seeking to assist job seekers higher spotlight their skilled abilities, by incorporating more ways to highlight skills and competencies into numerous components of the app.
First off, LinkedIn’s added a brand new component to the “About” part on member profiles which can now allow you to tag as much as 5 of your prime abilities.
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 prime abilities to make it simpler for guests to get a fast concept of your competencies.
That may very well be a great way to reply questions on your suitability for a task, with members additionally capable of replace their abilities in step with any job/s they’ve utilized for.
LinkedIn’s additionally added the capability to incorporate media-rich content material within the “Tasks” part, whereas it’s also possible to now tag tasks with abilities, offering one other solution to showcase your expertise.
As per LinkedIn:
“For instance, in the event you’re a photographer, you would possibly hyperlink out to an internet site that includes your on-line portfolio and tag exhausting abilities reminiscent of Adobe Photoshop and comfortable abilities like Communication or Collaboration.”
This, once more, will allow you to higher pinpoint your particular abilities and information, which might assist to spice up your attraction with potential employers.
LinkedIn’s additionally updating its “Credentials” component, by enabling members to tag a talent in opposition to a selected credential, whereas it’s additionally updating its abilities show inside its Recruiter platform to spotlight tasks that folks have labored on that use particular abilities.
“For instance, while you tag abilities on content material you characteristic within the Tasks part, recruiters will be capable of see these tasks as they view your abilities.”
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 may simply assist to be a focus for busy recruiters as they whittle down their applicant lists. If you’re reviewing lots of of candidates, studying the total “About” part for every may very well be a job, so including your related abilities may very well be a great way to make sure you stand out, based mostly on the position’s necessities.
Some useful updates, which might change into extra vital for job seekers over time.