LinkedIn is rolling out new ways for users to address career gaps on their profiles.
These updates are a continuation of LinkedIn’s recent efforts to improve users profiles. The company says many more updates will be rolled out over the next few months.
New Job Titles will be introduced to Address Career Gaps
Users can now able to add new types of job titles to their profile to address gaps in traditional career types.
The new job titles allow full-time parents and caretakers to more accurately display their roles, such as “stay-at-home mom,” “stay-at-home dad” and “stay-at-home parent”.
In the future, LinkedIn plans to add a new field in user profiles specifically for employment gaps, with options like “parental leave,” “family care” or “sabbatical.”
The recent Pandemic forced millions of parents to put work on hold to care for their children. These features will be a great help for them to address career gaps in their profiles.
This is what Linkedin Announced on their blog
We’ve heard from our members, particularly women and mothers who have temporarily stopped working, that they need more ways to reflect career gaps on their Profile due to parenting and other life responsibilities.”
New Options for Self-Employed/Freelancers
People who are self-employed or do freelance work can now list those jobs on their LinkedIn profile without having to specify an employer. Previously it was not so easy for LinkedIn users to indicate on their profile that they work for themselves.
In the coming months, expect Linkedin will roll out more features in the user profiles.
Source- Linkedin blog