This article is recommended for individuals at any stage of their careers
Showcase your professional journey
Writing about your work experience on LinkedIn is crucial as it showcases your professional journey and accomplishments to potential employers, clients, and colleagues. Here are some tips on how to effectively write about your work experience on LinkedIn.
Create a compelling headline
Your headline should be more than just your current job title. It should highlight your expertise, value proposition, and key skills. Use keywords related to your industry and career goals to attract the right audience.
Provide a detailed job description
For each position you list, include a detailed job description that highlights your responsibilities and achievements. Use bullet points to make it easy to read and emphasise quantifiable accomplishments, such as increased sales, cost savings, successful projects, etc.
Whenever possible, include numbers and data to quantify your achievements. This adds credibility to your claims and helps the reader understand the impact you made in your role.
Use action-oriented language
Start each bullet point with a strong action verb to showcase your proactive approach and results-oriented mindset. Words like "achieved," "implemented," "led," "developed," etc., can make your experience more engaging.
Tailor for your target audience
If you're looking for a specific type of job or career change, tailor your work experience section to highlight the skills and experiences most relevant to that goal.
Highlight transferable skills
Emphasise skills and experiences that can be applied across industries or job roles. These transferable skills can make you more appealing to a broader range of employers.
Use multimedia & visuals
LinkedIn allows you to include media files, such as images, documents, or presentations, in your work experience section. Use these to showcase your work, projects, or any media coverage you've received.
Show career progression
If possible, demonstrate how you've grown in your career over time. Highlight promotions, increased responsibilities, or any other significant advancements.
Include volunteer work & extracurriculars
If relevant, include volunteer work, internships, or extracurricular activities that showcase additional skills or passions.
While it's essential to showcase your expertise, avoid using too much industry-specific jargon that might confuse people from other fields.
Proofread & edit
Spelling and grammatical errors can undermine your credibility. Always proofread your work experience section and ask someone else to review it if possible.
As your career progresses, remember to update your work experience section to reflect your latest accomplishments and responsibilities.
By following these tips, you can create a compelling and engaging work experience section on LinkedIn that effectively communicates your professional journey and highlights your strengths to potential connections and employers.
Are you looking for a job?
Now that you know how to add experience to LinkedIn, you should take a moment to check our current vacancies page.
At 11 Recruitment, we have a range of white-collar temp and perm jobs available. We're always on the lookout for top talent to place with our clients, so we encourage you to apply for any positions that are of interest.
If none of our current vacancies are right for you, you should register for job alerts. Then we’ll be able to notify you when we receive a position that matches your profile.
What are your thoughts?
I'd love to have a conversation with you about this topic - please leave a comment below if you have any thoughts or opinions 🙂
Managing Director of 11 Recruitment