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LinkedIn Quick Tips: Adjust Your LinkedIn Specialties

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The “Specialties” section of your LinkedIn profile summary offers you a valuable opportunity to draw in a reader’s eye to the skills you want to leverage in your next job.

LinkedIn Specialties

Tip of the day: Create a “list effect” by hard-returning between each of your LinkedIn specialties.

When you have a lot of specialties, it’s much easier to read them in a column than in a long paragraph.

Example…

Which of the following is easier to read?

Career Advice & Job Search Strategy, Personal Branding, Human Resource Advising, Outplacement Services, Team Training & Corporate Development, Executive Leadership Coaching, Social Media in the Workplace, Generational Differences & Teambuilding Strategies

OR

Career Advice & Job Search Strategy
Personal Branding
Human Resource Advising
Outplacement Services
Team Training & Corporate Development
Executive Leadership Coaching
Social Media in the Workplace
Generational Differences & Teambuilding Strategies

See how the column creates a “list effect” that makes it easier to read?

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J.T. O'Donnell

Job Search & Career Expert. Syndicated Speaker & Author. Wife. Mother. CEO of CAREEREALISM Media. Connect with her on Twitter or LinkedIn.

3 comments

  1. The green lettering is kind of hard to read – especially if it isn’t bolded. Perhaps a shade or two darker? I know this shade of green is “hot” right now…..just my opinion!

  2. Great message J.T.

    The more you refer to your skills, specialties, talents and passion in each sentence you write on your LinkedIn Profile (Summary, Experience, Skills & Expertise, etc) the more a recruiter or hiring manager will see and believe you are the skills & talents you say you are.
    I encourage my students to ask for recommendations with these words woven in the recommendation as well.

    Thanks for sharing J.T.

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