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How to Add Experience in a LinkedIn Profile?

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LinkedIn is a powerful social media platform for professionals where you can network, find and explore job opportunities, and hunt for talented persons. One of the critical sections of your LinkedIn profile is the Experience section where you showcase your previous work experience.

Entering your professional experience on LinkedIn helps recruiters find you. It can also help in building up your network and maintaining credibility on the website.

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In this article, we’ll explain how to add experience to a LinkedIn profile. But before that, let us understand why we should do this.

Why does adding experience on LinkedIn matter?

Adding experience to your LinkedIn profile is crucial for several reasons:

  • Enhance professional visibility: A well-detailed experience section makes your profile more searchable by recruiters and potential employers.
  • Showcases career progression: It highlights your career journey, showcasing your growth and expertise.
  • Builds credibility: Detailed work experiences with specific achievements lend credibility to your professional background.
  • Supports networking: Colleagues and industry peers can endorse your skills and validate your roles, strengthening your professional work.

Also read: How to change the ‘Talks About’ section on LinkedIn?

How to add experience on LinkedIn?

Now that we have understood why we must add experience on LinkedIn, let us understand the process to do so:

Step 1: Open LinkedIn and then click on the Me icon at the top. Next, select View Profile from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Next, click on the Add profile section.

Step 3: Now, select Add Position.

Step 4: Enter the title of your job.

Step 5: Now, select the Employment type. LinkedIn provides you with the following options: Full-time, Part-time, Self-employed, Freelance, Internship, and Trainee.

Step 6: Add your company’s name. Here, I am writing as the name of the company.

Step 7: Enter the Location.

Step 8: Select the Location type. LinkedIn provides you with the following three options: On-site, Hybrid, and Remote.

Step 8: If you are currently working in this role, tick mark the box beside the I am currently working in this role option. If not, untick it.

Step 9: Now, select the Start date and the End date. If you are currently working in this job, you won’t see the end date option.

Step 10: If you want to end the current job stint on LinkedIn, check the boxes in front of the jobs. Also, while you are at it, write a description of the job, explaining your work. The description is quite crucial for your career progression. You can use bold points to highlight the important things that you have done, for example, ‘Increased sales by x%’ and things like that. When you are done, press Save and you’re good to go.

That’s it. By following the above steps, you can easily add experience to your LinkedIn profile and build a robust professional profile to attack recruiters and industry peers.

Also read: What does 1st mean on Linkedin? 

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: