LinkedIn Experience Section
The LinkedIn Experience section is your opportunity to demonstrate career progression, align recommendations with the appropriate role and time frame and serve as a reminder for you when creating or updating your resume and looking for highlights to list.
This is a follow up article to You May Have 20 Year’s Experience, but What Have You Done
What Was Your Career Path?
Many people simply wrap all their time with an organization into a single entry spanning several years and in some cases even decades in their LinkedIn Experience section. This is a mistake!
Your LinkedIn experience section is your opportunity to show where you started and the path you followed to reach your current position. Whether it is a single organization or several; career progression is important to demonstrate the skills which qualified you for each subsequent position.
It Takes a Little More Time, but It’s Time Well Spent
Identifying each position definitely takes longer, but the result is well worth the effort and remember you don’t have to flush out all the details at one time. Simply start with the most recent position and work backward with the detail.
What to put in your detail
Have you heard of PAR or SAR statements? PAR – Problem – Action – Result or SAR – Situation – Action – Result are common definitions of how to present yourself on a resume or in a profile. I also like to call it the Caesar approach when he said “Veni, Vidi, Vici”; I came, I saw, I conquered.
What did you see? What did you do? What was your result? Employers, customers, managers and other interested parties want to see how you have used your products, skills, education, abilities, customer service and experience. It’s not enough to have these attributes; it’s how you put them to work for the betterment of yourself, your organizations and those you serve.
Understanding the LinkedIn Experience Section and knowing every experience you list should have one or two of these veni – vidi- vici statements and the best of the best should be listed in your summary.
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What did you conquer?