Optimize your LinkedIn Profile: Add Skills

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LinkedIn is a place to connect but it's also a search engine. Ditch your invisibility cloak. Make yourself easy to find among the half a billion professionals on the platform.

According to LinkedIn, approximately 40% of recruiters are using skills to search for talent. Easily optimize your profile with your skills section. You can have up to 50 skills listed on your profile. Click “Add a Skill” and utilize the skill suggestions and the auto-population feature in the search bar for clues on how people may search for professionals with your skill set.

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Listing your skills also comes in handy when applying for jobs on LinkedIn. When you view a posting you can see how your expertise matches with the top 10 skills of the listed position.

Here are a few handy links to help:

Add/remove skills

Re-order your top-three skills