LinkedIn recently added some new sections you can add to your profile. They are Publications, Languages, Skills, Certifications, and Patents. If any of these are relevant to you, add them to your profile, but everyone should use the Skills section. Here is why:
1. It is a GREAT way to highlight your skills to recruiters/hiring managers. It is free form to list whatever skill type you choose, your level of proficiency, and how many years of experience.
2. This information should highlight and detail the information you have mentioned in your Summary and Specialty section at the top of your profile.
3. The more keywords you have in your profile, the more likely you will show up in searches. It does not hurt to repeat the same keyword in your Summary, Specialty, Job details, and Skills section.
Click on the “Add Sections” on your Edit Profile page to add the sections.