We’ve all seen profiles with symbols and emojis but have you ever wondered how to get them onto your profile. It’s actually simple. You just need to copy and paste them from where you find them.
In this article, I’ve provided you with a whole host of symbols and emojis to start using on your LinkedIn Profile to spice it up and get noticed. Remember though, this is your professional reputation and you don’t want to overdo it. Use sparingly and for good reason.
In Your Headline
Using them in your headline can add colour and character. Personally, I don’t opt to use them. I find them a little over the top and unnecessary. I prefer the individual break line ‘ | ‘ for splitting items on my profile.
In Your Summary
Symbols are great for adding in bullet points or drawing attention to certain parts. Again consider carefully how they are adding or taking away from your message. It is rare that I use bullet points for the profiles I write. After all the summary is supposed to be a conversation and we don’t talk in bullet points, but if I do want to break up text I will use them.
I’ve seen some uses of symbols to add colour and life to profiles but they have generally been used to emphasise sales offers and features, which again isn’t the right use of LinkedIn. Think carefully about your brand first and how your symbols align with your overall message.
Adding the telephone symbol or email symbol is a great way to draw the eye to your contact information and add a bit of colour. If you’re just listing your deals using symbols and reduce your character count freeing up space for other words.
Tel: 00000 000000 (17 characters)
Email: email@example.com (31 characters)
☎ 00000 000000 (14 characters)
✉ firstname.lastname@example.org (28 characters)