Most of us, if not all, experienced having temporary or contract jobs. Doesn’t really matter if we worked for a company or even someone for two weeks or two months; they are still temp jobs. Maybe you can give up one or two of them (which you should not), but what if you had short contracts for a long time? I never gave them up, even when I first started to complete my LinkedIn profile. I had a lot of temp jobs, you know! I worked as a freelancer for about ten years and cannot just give ten years of experience. So it is time to tell people how to list temp jobs on LinkedIn, right?
LinkedIn is a job-oriented platform, so it is logical for you to want to add your every job experience, including the temp ones. Doesn’t really matter if you are applying for a full-time job or if you are completing your profile, also it is not essential that it was a short or long contract; all of them deserve to be added to the experience section.
How to list temp jobs on LinkedIn?
LinkedIn is designed basically to help people to show their professional skills and experiences, to let the recruiters, companies and other people choose whether to work with them or not.
When you work for several months in one company or co-operate in a project that lasted for so long, they are to be added to your profile separately.
But what about short-term contracts and temp jobs? I did many projects for different companies which lasted less than two weeks. Should I omit them?
No. Should I add them separately? Imagine the chaos. Does it look professional to you? I don’t think so.
I can suggest you a home-cooked recipe for this matter. How to list temp jobs on LinkedIn? Have a company page for that. It seriously is not such a big deal to have a company page.
You know, you can always add those long-term projects as a full-time job, except since it is suggested to be as honest as possible in your profile, you can add some description and say that it was under contract and you stopped your cooperation after the project finished.
- Log in to your account
- Click on “Me”
- Click on “View Profile”
- Scroll down to the experience section
- Click on the pencil icon to see your experiences list
- Click on the + icon to add the job experience
- Fill in the boxes in the pop-up window
- Add a description for the project and add that you were under contract
- Add a start and end date
- Click and save the changes.
Is that the instruction? We already knew how to add jobs on LinkedIn! Wait, as I said, the more professional way is to create a company page and then group them under its name. a bit confusing, huh? Let me explain it step by step.
Creating a company page
- Log into your account
- Click on the ‘work’ icon on the top right corner of your feed page
- Click on the ‘Create a Company Page +’ button
- Select the type of company page (small, medium, or large business, showcase page, or educational page)
- Select ‘Small’
- Select 0-1 employee (if you are doing/used to doing consultant jobs)
- Select the organization type as self-employed
- Choose a decent logo
- Click the Create page button
How to list temp jobs on LinkedIn?
- Click the “Me” button
- Select “View Profile” from the dropdown menu
- Scroll down to the experiences section
- Click on the “+” icon
- Add the company page you just created as the corporation you worked in
- Enter the job title and other information required in the pop-up window
- Uncheck the “I am currently working in this role” and add an end date
- Save the changes
- Click on the “+” icon again
- Enter the other jobs and other information required in the opened box
- Uncheck the “I am currently working in this role” and put the dates you finished every project
- Add each company name and the project description in the description box
- Click on the “save” button
- LinkedIn will automatically group the positions you’ve entered.
All right, you have just learned “How to list temp jobs on LinkedIn. So if you did contract work now and then, why not include them in your profile in a professional manner? Tell us what is the correct way to list temp jobs on LinkedIn in your opinion in the comments below.