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.