Creating a LinkedIn profile instantly makes you more Google-able and also employers can see exactly why they should hire you based on your profile. The trick to making sure your that your LinkedIn profile always impresses it to keep it regularly updated. During your first year of work you can track your progress (as well as put it on display for everyone to see) by using LinkedIn’s accomplishments system.

Here’s Why You Need Accomplishments On Your LinkedIn Profile

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LinkedIn profiles usually mirror candidates CVs and that means that like CVs a lot of them end up looking quite similar. You see the same buzzwords like ‘highly motivated,’ ‘goal-oriented’ and all the other cliches. These become so common that it’s difficult to stand out unless you add something extra to your LinkedIn profile. That’s where accomplishments come in. They’re unique to you and give employers even more of a reason to want to hire you.

This Is How You Can Add A New Accomplishment

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Adding an accomplishment on LinkedIn is fairly simple and here’s a quick walk through to get you started:

If you’ve never added an accomplishment, you’ll first want to add an Accomplishment section. To add the Accomplishment section and an accomplishment:

  1. Click the Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
  2. Click View profile.
  3. Click Add section in your introduction section.
  4. Click Accomplishments and select the section you’d like to add to your profile.
  5. Enter the required information in the pop-up window that appears.
  6. Click Save.

You can repeat the same steps to add more accomplishments to your profile.

These Are The Things To Add To Your Accomplishments During Your First Year At Work

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Finally, what do you add as an accomplishment to your LinkedIn profile? First of all, any courses that you take while you’re working (whether online or through an employee training program) should go in your accomplishments. Then, there’s also any projects that you work in, any awards and certifications that you receive.



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