Three Ways to Professionally List Your Contract Assignments on LinkedIn

Paul Silvio, Vice President
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Three Ways to Professionally List Your Contract Assignments on LinkedIn

The algorithms of LinkedIn are set up to help you display your professional skills and experience and help you get a job. As beneficial as the platform is when entering information about roles held at established companies, adding information about working as a contractor requires a slightly different process. Rather than being relatively straightforward, you can choose how to title yourself, and best describe your contributions.  

Here are three ways to professionally list your contract assignments on LinkedIn.  

Include Your Title, the Company, and Location    

Sign in to your LinkedIn account. Click your Me link and scroll to your Experience section. Click the plus sign to Add an experience. Click the Title field and type “Contractor” and the position you held, such as “graphic designer.” Click the Company field and type the organization you contracted with. Click the Location field and type where the business was located. Click and enter your Start Date and End Date. If you are currently contracting there, click “I am currently working in this role.” Click the Description field and type as much information as you would like either about your contract or the tasks you performed while in the position. Click the Save button when finished.   

Include Your Title and Location   

Log in to your LinkedIn account and click your Me link. Scroll down to your Experience section and click the plus sign. Click the Title field and type “Independent Professional” and the kind of work you performed. Click the Company field and type “Self-Employed.” Either click the Location field and type where the business was located or leave it blank. Click and enter your Start Date and End Date. If you are currently contracting there, click “I am currently working in this role.” Click the Description field and type as much information as you would like either about your contract or the tasks you performed while in the position. Click the Save button when finished.   

Include Only Your Title 

If you signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), include only your title on your LinkedIn profile. Log in to your LinkedIn account and click your Me link. Scroll down to your Experience section and click the plus sign. Click the Title field and type “Independent Professional” and the type of work you performedEither click the Location field and type where the business was located or leave it blank. Click and enter your Start Date and End Date. If you are currently contracting there, click “I am currently working in this role.” Click the Description field and type as much information as you would like either about your contract or the tasks you performed. Click the Save button when finished.   

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