How to Edit Your LinkedIn Profile
Unlike Facebook or other social networking services, LinkedIn is a professional network. A LinkedIn profile is similar to a work resume, where you display your past education information, work experience, skills, current work position and profile picture. LinkedIn encourages its users to make their profile as detailed as possible and to provide a highly professional look to their resume. This article shows you how to edit your LinkedIn profile.
How to edit your LinkedIn profile
Step 1: Go to https://www.linkedin.com and log into your account.
Step 2: Click the Me icon in the upper-right corner of the page and select View profile.
Step 3: Find the section you want to make changes
Step 4: Click the Edit icon to the far right of the section you want to update.
Step 5: Enter your information.
Step 6: Click Save.
Edit your profile photo
Step 1: Click on your profile photo or the camera icon if you haven't added any picture yet.
If you haven't added any picture, simply select the photo you want to set as your profile photo and click Open.
If you already have a profile picture, click Change photo, select the picture you want and click Open.
Step 3: Adjust your photo.
Step 4: Click Apply and click Save.
You can read this article for a more comprehensive guide: Add or change your LinkedIn profile photo.
Edit your Intro
Step 1: Click the Edit icon to the far right of your profile intro or summary.
Step 2: Now you can edit:
- Cover photo
- Your first and last name
- Your headline
- Current position
- ZIP code
- Contac Info
Step 3: Click Save.
Edit your work experience
Step 1: Find the Experience section.
Step 2: Click the + button to add a new position or click the Edit icon to edit a position.
Step 3: Now you can add or change:
- Your title
- Your headline
- Description about your job
Step 4: Click Save when you're done.
Add sections to your LinkedIn profile
Step 1: Click Add profile section.
Step 2: Select the section you'd like to add from the drop-down menu.
Step 3: Fill in your information in the pop-up window.
Step 4: Click Save.
Change the visibility of your LinkedIn public profile
Step 1: Click Edit public profile & URL on the right menu.
Step 2: Toggle Your profile's public visibility off if you don't want non-LinkedIn members see your profile. Your profile won't appear in search engines as well.
You can also change who can see your profile and what can be viewed by other members.
Below is the list of sections you can edit on your LinkedIn profile
- Name - First, last, and former names.
- Headline - This information will default to your current job title. Note: If your headline is the same as your current position, the current position won't display in the top section of your profile.
- Contact Info - Including your email, phone, IM, and address (only visible to connections), as well as your Twitter handle and websites.
- Summary - Information about your mission, accomplishments, and goals.
- Experience - Professional positions and experience, including jobs, volunteering, military, etc.
- Education - School and educational information.
- Recommendations - You can request professional recommendations and display them on your profile.
- Certifications - Certifications, licenses, or clearances you've attained can be added as a new section.
- Courses - Adding your body of coursework can help your education to stand out.
- Honors & Awards - Show off your hard-earned awards.
- Languages - Languages you understand or speak.
- Organizations - List the organizations or associations you've been a part of along with your role.
- Patents - Any patents you've applied for or received.
- Publications – Relevant publications/papers you have made.
- Projects - Showcase the projects you've worked on, along with team members.
- Skills & Endorsements - A relevant list of skills on your profile helps others to understand your strengths and improves your likelihood to be found in others' searches. You can display endorsements of your skills that your colleagues have given you.
- Test Scores - List your scores on tests to highlight your achievements.
- Volunteer Experience & Causes - Organizations you support, its causes, and the types of volunteer opportunities you're looking for.
- Additional Information - Interests, personal details like your birthday or marital status, and advice for people who want to contact you.
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