LinkedIn skills and Expertise Section; How many are you using? LinkedIn

added the skills section for your profile in BETA last year.

It is THE PRIME (S)earch (E)ngine (O)ptimization keyword location

of your profile. LinkedIn lets you add up to 50 skills or expertise’s,

another term for these would be KEYWORDS!

Here is a rundown of what you can do with this section.

1) When you start to add a skill, a drop down shows you a list of already in use skills or expertise
2) When you are in view profile mode & you hover your mouse over the skill it will show you Y/Y change in searches
3 )When you are in view profile mode & you dbl click on the skill another screen will appear with profile of the top users of that skill & they give you a list of related skills on the left side of the page and a definition
4) When you are in edit mode on your profile & you dbl click the skill a pop up will ask you for proficiency and years of experience

And, whatever skills or expertise terms you use here you can add them to your LinkedIn profile page under your SPECIALTIES.

Have fun with your Skills and Expertise (KEYWORDS) searching!