Want to use jazzier bullet points in your LinkedIn profile than the typical asterisk (*)?
It seems that LinkedIn only allows you to use the basic characters that are on your keyboard.
But you can try adding some pizzazz to your LinkedIn personal brand with special characters like these:
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You may be able to use such special characters when you create your profile in a Word document, and then copy and paste it into your LinkedIn profile. They may work, but it’s been my experience that they translate as question marks (?) or other unwanted characters.
There’s a workaround.
Copying special characters from someone else’s LinkedIn profile and pasting them into your own does work. At least it has for me.
Go to my LinkedIn profile, and you’ll find the special characters I noted above, in various locations. Feel free to copy and paste them into your own profile:
I can’t guarantee that this technique will work for you. If not, beyond an asterisk, you can use the following symbols on your keyboard for special bullet points:
- Tilde ( ~ )
- Dashes with arrow ( —-> )
- Two dashes together ( — )
- Backward and forward arrow ( <> )
- Dash before and after a backward and forward arrow ( – <> – )
More about LinkedIn and personal branding:
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