DON'T HIDE YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS ON LINKEDIN: FLAUNT IT! - LinkedIn Training, LinkedIn Consulting, LinkedIn Tips

Do you know to show your accomplishments on LinkedIn? You have the option to add a section to your profile called… wait for it … Accomplishments. Problem is, adding your publication, patent or test score there means hiding it from most of your profile visitors.

WHERE ELSE CAN YOU ADD YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Anywhere you feel appropriate really. If you accomplished something brilliant at work, won an award even, let the world know in the description of that job. If it was a large project or publication, you can consider adding this as a separate job role. The benefit of this is that it pops into view for skim readers. Job titles are BOLD and on mobile job titles are the ONLY thing visible in experience until people bother to tap on it.

OVER 60% OF LINKEDIN USE IS ON MOBILE

If you want to list accomplishments, but don’t feel they need to be that much in your face to your LinkedIn Profile visitor, then this accomplishments section comes in handy. Accomplishments you can add are:

  • Publication
  • Patent
  • Course
  • Project
  • Honour and Award
  • Test Score
  • Language
  • Organisation

NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T!

When LinkedIn changes happen right before your eyes! Went in to add an organisation to my profile. The organisation still looked like the languages. “Something ● Something ● Something”. A bulleted list in one line. IMAGINE MY SURPRISE when I went to add something and I could add a role I held, what job this is associated with, dates, description!

IT LOOKS ALL FANCY DANDY NOW!

That is if my LinkedIn Profile Visitors bother to click the little chevron (that downward thingy, shaped like a wide v). If you just look at the accomplishments on my profile (needs a fair bit of scrolling down). You will see this:

 Languages

Dutch English LinkedIn Storytelling No Nonsense Feedback Personal Branding Talk

Organizations

Amsterdam American Business Network FB Group LinkedIn Tips PWN (Professional Women’s Network)

Publication

LinkedIn Profile Workbook (the best around)

Please do click on the various chevrons and you will see all sorts of fun stuff appear! Have a look and let me know in the comments what you think!

PS If you notice some creativity in my language section… I stole that idea from Angus Grady without even letting him know or thanking him. Ungrateful bitch. [UPDATE: I have since let him know and publicly thanked him for this clever hack.