How to add courses on LinkedIn

Your CV and cover letter aren’t the only places you can demonstrate your skills…

Whether you’re actively job seeking or not, your LinkedIn profile can be a great additional selling tool to prospective employers. As well as being able to find out more about you, it’s also the perfect opportunity for a recruiter to ensure that your skills and experience match up to your CV.

To make sure your social media profiles aren’t costing you the job, here’s how to add courses to your LinkedIn profile:


Why should I add my courses to LinkedIn?

Your LinkedIn profile provides the perfect opportunity to compliment your CV.

In fact, as 93% of recruiters review a candidate’s online profile before hiring – keeping your social media up-to-date and relevant is absolutely vital.

Adding professional courses and qualifications to your profile is a great way to show off your skills, as well as demonstrate you’re committed to your career, and are passionate about staying up-to-date in your industry.

And, if the courses, training, or programmes you’ve taken part in are specifically relevant to the job you’re applying for – examples of this knowledge could be what sets you apart from the crowd.

Social media: How to make your profiles recruiter-safe



Which courses should I add?

When it comes to figuring out which courses to add, don’t feel like academic or professional qualifications are all you can talk about.

With a number of professional bodies, industries, and roles considering continuing professional development (CPD) as a prerequisite – demonstrating your commitment to learning is often more important than qualifications alone.

So whether it was a seminar on Agile, a training course in business, an e-Learning exercise or even a webinar related to your field, there are a number of ways to show your skills and knowledge.

And don’t worry if you’re only halfway through a course; you can also list the modules or units you’ve completed so far.

However, don’t be tempted to add everything you’ve ever done – especially if it’s irrelevant to what you’d like to do, or is likely to overshadow other aspects of your profile.

What type of course is right for me?


How can I add courses to my LinkedIn profile?

  1. Log in to your LinkedIn account
  2. Click ‘View profile’
  3. On the top right side of the page, click ‘Add new profile section’
  4. Select ‘Accomplishments’
  5. Scroll down to ‘Courses’ and click to add
  6. Fill in the ‘Course name’
  7. Fill in the ‘Number’ specifying who ran the course, what level it was, which version of the software you learned, the date you attended – or anything that’s relevant to your particular course
  8. Specify whether it was associated with your work experience or education
  9. Click save to add the course to your profile


Looking to get qualified?

No matter what stage you’re at in your career, it’s never too late to start studying.

Whether you’re looking to gain a particular qualification or you’re just interested in expanding your knowledge, there’s a course to suit you.

And, with a variety of learning options available, there’s nothing to stop you getting started.

To find a course that’s right for you, view all available courses now.

Six reasons you should start studying



Still searching for your perfect position? View all available jobs now