How to Add Symbols to LinkedIn Profile and Social Media Posts

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How to Add Symbols to LinkedIn Profile and Social Media Posts

Icons for Social Media posts and LinkedIn Profile & SummaryIcons, bullets and symbols help create more readable profiles and summaries in our social media content that stand out from the rest.

They draw attention to the points that we want highlighted. I like to update my LinkedIn profile periodically (www.linkedin.com/in/yvonnecbryant/) and have expanded to adding a little mojo to my Facebook posts and profiles (www.facebook.com/YvonneBryantFan) using some of the symbols below.

Facebook profile symbols example

The Problem…How to add symbol to LinkedIn profiles and social media posts when you can’t remember the keycodes? I am always searching Google to find the quick copy and paste icons that either Jonnie Jensen posted in Live + Social Link to Jonnie Jensen article or Donna Serdula at LinkedInMakeover Link to Donna Serdula article. No more!

To save You and me both some time…

Bullets & Symbols to Spice up Your LinkedIn Profile

Spice up your LinkedIn ProfileIn order to use these symbols, all you have to do is copy and paste them.

  1. Highlight the symbol you want to use.
  2. Once it’s highlighted, COPY it. You can copy it by clicking Ctrl-C or right mouse clicking on the highlighted symbol and choosing COPY from the right mouse menu. If you use a Mac, you can click Apple+C.
    Your symbol is now copied and ready to be pasted.
  3. Open up LinkedIn and login. Click Profile > Edit Profile. Get yourself to where you want the bullet placed.
  4. Paste it by clicking Ctrl-V or right mouse clicking and choosing PASTE from the right mouse menu. If you use a Mac, you can click Apple+V.

Symbols that work great as bullets:

[tagline_box backgroundcolor=”” shadow=”no” shadowopacity=”0.1″ border=”2px” bordercolor=”” highlightposition=”left” link=”” linktarget=”_self” buttoncolor=”” button=”” title=”Arrows: ☛ ☚ ☜ ☝ ☞ ☟ ⇨ ► ◄ ► »
Stars: ★ ✪ ✯ ✰
Traditional bullets: ■ ♦ ◆ ●
Ticks: ✔ ✘ ☐ ☑ ☒” description=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″][/tagline_box]

Symbols that work great as visual cues for contacting you!

[tagline_box backgroundcolor=”” shadow=”no” shadowopacity=”0.1″ border=”2px” bordercolor=”” highlightposition=”left” link=”” linktarget=”_self” buttoncolor=”” button=”” title=”Email: ⌨ Phone: ” description=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″][/tagline_box]

You can even create visual breaks with lines!

[tagline_box backgroundcolor=”” shadow=”no” shadowopacity=”0.1″ border=”2px” bordercolor=”” highlightposition=”left” link=”” linktarget=”_self” buttoncolor=”” button=”” title=”Lines: ☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲

▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄

▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬” description=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″][/tagline_box]

Thank you Jonnie and Donna!

Not enough choices?

Check out the miscellaneous symbols at this wikipedia page

REMEMBER: Less is more when adding bullets and symbols to your posts and profiles. I typically choose only one bullet if I am doing lists, you could add the line to help break sections up.

Enjoy Everybody!

Yvonne posted an earlier version of this article January 24, 2014. Original article… Social Media – Using Icons on Your LinkedIn Profile and Summary
2014-03-29T08:07:00+00:00

About the Author:

Yvonne Bryant is CEO and owner of consulting firms (2014) Yvonne Bryant International llc and (2012) Motus Design Group llc. She started her first business, database development and data entry services for international non-profits, over 20 years ago. As CEO of Yvonne Bryant International llc, Yvonne is on a mission to help creative entrepreneurs and experts build and grow profitable businesses. She works with them to improve productivity (your backend systems, processes, marketing, time management, work/life balance), products (your products and services), profits (your pricing strategies and overall business plan), and presence (your leadership and communication skills). She is the 2011-2012 District 26 Toastmaster of the Year for Leadership Excellence and Service for Colorado, Wyoming and Western Nebraska. She has established two Leadership Institutes in Western Colorado. Yvonne is a Certified Small Business Consultant with the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network and she holds a certificate in E-Business. She is in the process of completing her Executive Coaching Certificate with the Center for Executive Coaching. In her free time, Yvonne volunteers in her community as Vice-Chair on the Dillon Planning & Zoning Commission. She enjoys spending time with her husband Evan and their yellow lab Cheyenne hiking in the Mountains of Colorado and riding dirt bikes.

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