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Add a Career Break to Your LinkedIn Profile

Add Career Break to LinkedIn Profile

You can now add Career Breaks to the Experience section on your LinkedIn profile. This new feature allows you to add context and share details about career breaks you’ve taken outside of regular employment in your work experience.

Taking a career break is common in today’s working world and up until now was difficult to address in an appropriate manner and obviously LinkedIn saw the need to make this part of the profile.

You can select a specific type of career break or leave the career type blank and add details in the description section. Adding a Career Break is optional and will be visible to logged-in LinkedIn members.

Here are the simple steps to adding a career break

From desktop, add Career Break to the Experience section:

  1. Click the Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage, then View profile.
  2. Click Add profile section button in your introduction section.
  3. Click Core dropdown, then Add career break.
  4. In the Add career break pop-up that appears, enter your information into the fields provided.
  5. Click Save.

Repeat the above steps to add more career breaks to your profile.

Important to know

Your network won’t be notified when you add a career break to your profile.

To edit or delete a Career Break:

  • Click the Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage, then View profile.
  • Scroll down to the Experience section.
  • From here you can:
    • Edit: Click the Edit icon next to the Career break you’d like to edit, and after editing, click Save.
    • Delete: Click the Edit icon next to the Career break you’d like to remove, then click Delete experience and confirm Delete.

Conclusion

Adding a career break can be valuable to explaining what you have been doing between jobs. That could be everything from having a baby to job transitioning.

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JoAnne Funch

JoAnne Funch

Helping business owners and corporate leaders use LinkedIn and relationship building strategies to gain more exposure for their brand so they have more impact, credibility & income.

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