One thing that has long been a concern of mine when using LinkedIn is the inability to show specific courses that you’ve taken under a degree, diploma or certificate. Recently the team at LinkedIn released a feature that allows you to add courses to the education section on your profile in no time at all. Let me guide you through some steps to set this up on your LinkedIn profile right now…
Step 1: Navigate to your profile and scroll to the “Education” section on your LinkedIn profile. If you haven’t set this up you must first have a school to link the courses to.
Step 2: Click the “Add Sections” link and select “Courses” section. This will then direct you to start adding courses to your LinkedIn profile including the name of the course, the course code and your relationship to that course (example “You were a student of University X”)
Step 3: When you are finished adding the courses that you want to add simply click the “Add Courses” button. When you are on your LinkedIn profile page you should now see courses associated to your education and also a newly created “Courses” section.
I hope that you find this tip useful in adding courses to your LinkedIn profile whether its part of your job search, keeping your resume current or using it to highlight your skills and achievements!
Update as of Jan-03, 2017: A little has changed since I originally wrote this post with how LinkedIn sees courses. If you are trying to put courses on your LinkedIn profile put your profile in edit mode first. You’ll notice a section near the top called “Add a section to your profile“, from their select “Courses” and you should be good to go!