In this article, we are going to touch on a little-known topic on the LinkedIn social network, but which nevertheless in some cases can be very important.
There are those who want place interests on LinkedIn but they do not know how, there are also some who by chance or by mistake added interest to their accounts, and now they do not know how to remove it, these and other doubts will be resolved below.
Where are the interests on LinkedIn?
The interests are located in your profile, to see them do the following:
- Login to your account
- Click on> Me
- Click on> View profile
- Scroll to the end part
- The last option shows all your interests
How to add interests on LinkedIn?
Placing interests on LinkedIn is extremely simple and we are going to show you the easiest way, follow these steps:
- Log into your LinkedIn account (linkedin.com)
- Go to the "Search" bar
Here comes the action, in that bar you have to put the interest you want to add, for example: Universidad de los Andes - Colombia.
- Click on "Follow"
You have to wait at least 3 minutes to update your profile again, when you go to the final part, in the Interests sector, the page you just followed will appear.
To add other interests on LinkedIn, follow the same procedure above.
How to remove or change interests on LinkedIn?
Removing interests on LinkedIn is much easier than adding them, do the following:
- Enter your LinkedIn profile (> Me> View profile)
- Scroll down and go to the interests section
- Click on the page of interest that you want to remove
- Click> Unfollow
- Wait at least 3 minutes to refresh the page and the interest will have been removed
What interests to put on LinkedIn?
The interests that you should put on LinkedIn are all those that are aimed at your professional and work sector.
It does not matter if you still do not have a job, from now on you have to behave as what you want to be, so you must add interests anyway, at least about three, yes, they have to be very consistent with your theme.
Another thing you should do with those interests on LinkedIn is to share their publications in your biography, this will make your profile look much more consistent with your settings.
LinkedIn is not like Facebook, it is the first thing you have to understand, LinkedIn is a very serious social network, therefore you have to take great care of your image.
What is your goal? You need to define what you are on LinkedIn for. Most join this social network to find a job, if this is your case, the interests you add are very important.
Importance of interests on LinkedIn
Interests on LinkedIn help describe your professional profile, although they are not determinative, but they can give you a boost.
Suppose a University is looking for a professor to fill a very important position, you go to LinkedIn, and after a long search, you are finally left with two options: David and Richard.
- Richard is a very experienced teacher, but his interests on LinkedIn include pages that have no relationship whatsoever.
- David is a teacher with little experience, however, if we go to his interests we find that he follows education pages and constantly shares publications related to teaching.
Who do you think the university will choose? Obviously, the interests on LinkedIn are not the 100% to get a position, in fact they do not take it into account, but for particular cases it is better to configure our profile in the most impeccable way possible.