You've acquired your credential. Now it's time to show it off. Make sure to add your certificate or badge to LinkedIn so that everyone can see it!
If The LinkedIn Options are Hidden
If the options mentioned in the article below are hidden, you will need to sign in to your credential to use them. Use this article to log into your credential and view hidden options: How Do I View Hidden Options?
Important Note: If after signing in, the LinkedIn options are still not visible, this means your issuer has disabled them completely.
Two Ways of Adding Your Credential to LinkedIn
Share to LinkedIn
Create a post about your credential that will appear to your connections in your LinkedIn Newsfeed.
- Click on the LinkedIn 'Share' button at the bottom of the credential window. If you are not already logged in to your LinkedIn account, you will be prompted to do so.
- You will then be taken to LinkedIn's site, where you can choose to share as a post or as a private message.
- Write a message to accompany your certificate in your post or message and click Post/Send.
You will then have a lovely big statement about your achievement that is visible to all your connections. Do bear in mind, though, that this will drop through the newsfeed and become less visible as time goes by.
Add to LinkedIn Profile
- To add your credential to your LinkedIn profile, you will need to be signed in to your credential. For more information on how to do this, click here.
- When signed in to your credential, you will see that the 'Verify' button on your credential view is replaced with an 'Add to LinkedIn Profile' button. Click this button.
- A pop-up will appear to confirm how you would like to share your credential. Select 'Add to my profile.'
- Your credential information will be automatically carried over to the 'License and Certification' form in LinkedIn. Click 'Save.'
- Your credential will then appear on your LinkedIn profile for as long as you would like it to be there, and anyone that clicks on the link will be taken straight to your credential view, where it can be verified.
Good to Know:
The Thumbnail for your credential on your LinkedIn profile will be your issuer's logo, not your credential. The LinkedIn platform determines this behavior.
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