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The Case of the Missing Education Section on Your LinkedIn Profile

The Case of the Missing Education Section on Your LinkedIn Profile
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I won’t lie to you and tell you that your Education section the most important section of your profile.

It’s not.

Even for students.

By itself, it’s not.

But as a whole, leaving this part out makes your entire profile seem incomplete.

Back in the days when you could judge your profiles completeness based on a percentage, this section was worth 20% of your overall score.

When you leave it out, you’re giving readers of your profile the impression that you don’t care enough about your education to bother including it.

In fact, you may be communicating that you don’t care enough about your LinkedIn profile in general. Which can be very frustrating to people who you want to learn more about you.

It takes less than 5 minutes to include where you went to college in your profile.


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Joshua Waldman is an authority on leveraging social media to find employment. He is the author of Job Searching With Social Media For Dummies, and his writing has appeared in Forbes, Huffington Post, Mashable and the International Business Times. Joshua’s career blog, CareerEnlightenment, won the About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Career Blog 2013. When he’s not writing, Joshua presents keynotes, trainings and breakout sessions around the world for students, career advisors, consortiums and professional organizations. For more information, visit CareerEnlightenment.com

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