How To Add Bullet Points To Your LinkedIn Profile

2 min read · 7 years ago


Quick Tips paperI learned a new trick! As I mentioned in my blog post last week, I recently updated my own LinkedIn profile by transferring bullets from my resume to the Experience Section of my Profile. Transferring the content was easy enough, but the formatting – not so much. By simply copying and pasting, I got a haphazard mess of text. The formatting did not translate when I pasted, including the bullet point itself. Bummer.

Unfortunately, LinkedIn does not yet offer a toolbar when you’re in Edit Mode in your Profile, so I was unable to insert a bullet point through their editor. I tried using asterisks, but it wasn’t a strong enough symbol, visually. What to do…what to do….

But you guys know that this story has a happy ending because I’ve already told you that I learned a new trick!

In order to insert a bullet point in to your LinkedIn profile, there is a simple code that translates to the symbol of a bullet point when you save and exit out of Edit Mode:

The string of characters that you see above actually creates a bullet point in your LinkedIn profile.

Now, let me show you.

  1. Start by clicking on the pencil icon within your LinkedIn profile, wherever you would like to add bullet points. This allows you to enter Edit Mode for that section.
  2. Type “•” (without the quotation marks) in the spot where you want your bullet point to go.
  3. Hit your Space Bar once in order to put a space between the bullet point and the beginning of the text.
  4. Continue listing all items in this way until you’ve completed your list of bulleted text, like this:
  5. bullet how toClick “Save.”

Clicking Save allows you to exit Edit Mode. It will also transition that code to a set of bullet points, like the example below:

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Exciting, right? At this point, you can simply sit back and admire your handiwork. You’ve learned something new today! Well done!

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