Today’s blog will be a short and brief explanation of what to write as your specialization for your LinkedIn profile. In addition to it, we will also share a few examples for your reference.
Before any further ado, let’s get onto it!
Firstly, we will be looking at the most important aspects you need to have in the specialization box of your LinkedIn profile.
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How To Add Specialization To Your LinkedIn Profile?
There are plenty of ways you can display your specialization on LinkedIn. Some of the common ways are –
- Under your name as shown in yellow.
- Under the education column. This shows the viewer that if you have specialized in some field of study.
- Under the experience column. This shows whether you are experienced enough in what you claim to specialize in.
- Last but not least is to add your skill set. This helps the viewers to know what stuff you can do apart from your specializations.
So, these are the few ways in which you can display your specialization to the LinkedIn world.
Next, we will look at why we need to display our specialization on LinkedIn. Keep reading to know why…
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Why Show Specialization On LinkedIn?
LinkedIn is a massive social media having more than 850 million users using the platform worldwide! This not only shows how active the platform is but also shows how resourceful these huge numbers of users can be!
Whether you are looking for a job or looking for employees for your business/company on LinkedIn, what people first look at is your profile and ideally, the most important part of your profile is your specialization.
Having a well-drafted specialization would mean attracting more user profiles to your profile. So, for example, if you are looking for a job your chances of getting one will increase. It gives a clear idea of yourself to the viewers of your profile.
Hence, it is really important to have a good explanation of what you specialize in!
How And What To Have As Your Specialization On LinkedIn?
To make it easier to understand let’s list the pointers below:
- Be Honest: While filling out your skills and experiences make sure you are honest. Don’t fake them otherwise, people will lose trust in you.
- Be Moderate: Don’t brag about your skills or experiences. However, if you have achieved anything special and praiseworthy do share it on your LinkedIn profile.
- Add Previous Experiences: Your previous experiences show how professional are you in terms of dealing with companies.
- Your Achievements: Achievements can indicate whether you excel in certain fields or not. These can be a great way to showcase your specializations.
- Don’t Mention Everything: Share information only that is relevant to your viewers. Do not write unnecessary things about your experiences or skills.
Like for example, if you are looking to apply for a job in a corporate sector and add dancing as a skill it would be irrelevant for the recruiters.
Hence, you must avoid mentioning such things as your specialization.
These are some of the ways in which you can improvise on writing about your specialization.
However, one should keep in mind to maintain proper differentiation between the major specialization and minor specializations. The major includes specializations for which you have proper documentation and certificates to prove it.
On the other hand, minor specializations are the ones in which you averagely expertise or for which you don’t have the certificates to prove but have got the skill sets of it.
Therefore, it is important to have proper differentiation between the major and minor specializations.
FAQs: Must-Haves To Put As Your Specialization On LinkedIn Profile!
Is it important to show my specialization on LinkedIn?
Specialization can create a better profile of yourself on LinkedIn. It gives a better idea of what you are good at to the viewers of your profile.
Can I add multiple specializations on LinkedIn?
Yes, you can easily add multiple experiences, achievements and skills to your profile.
What if I add skills and experiences which are not true?
If you add something which is not legit, either the company you claim to work at or LinkedIn or some other LinkedIn user can find it out as you won’t be having the qualifications or certificates pertaining to your claims.
It is also an unhealthy and unprofessional practice for a LinkedIn user!
Summing up today’s blog, we have discussed how and why it is important to write a good summary of your specialization on LinkedIn.
We also listed a few must-haves as your specialization on LinkedIn to stand out from other users.
Last but not least we also saw the importance of adding your specialization on LinkedIn.
We end this blog here and hope you have a great day ahead!
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