Adding symbols to enhance your profile
Jazz Up Your LinkedIn Profile with Symbols
While you can’t create a symbol within the LinkedIn system, you can cut and paste them into your profile. You might add icons to your Headline (under your name), your Summary, or in a description about a past or current job.
Symbols can be a great way to enhance your profile. They make yours stand out from other profiles (because most people don’t use them) and they add visual variety for the reader. It’s also helpful when you can tie a symbol to your industry, to reinforce the message about what you do.
Here are three posts to utilize for adding icons to your profile. Each one offers symbols that you can cut and paste into your profile.
- Bryne Tillman shares lots of symbols you can use to spice up your profile including musical notes, flowers and planet icons.
- Cathy Yerges offers advice on how and why to add symbols and shares some examples that you can copy.
- Finally, Donna Serdula offers colorful characters to visually represent your industry in fashion, pharma, financial services and more.