Add Emojis, Icons, and Symbols to Your LinkedIn Profile


Symbols can be a fun touch and add a little “fun factor” to your LinkedIn profile, but use spaces before and after them. It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially if it’s a keyword that you don’t want to to be missed. Without knowing the algorithm for sure, best practices are to have spaces before and after your keywords and treat them just as you would find them in a dictionary.

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It’s very easy to copy and paste symbols into your profile if they are from an online platform. Here are a couple of sources for emojis, icons, and symbols from two of my favorite  LinkedIn colleagues.

See the experience section of Derick Mildred’s profile at

Here is an article o symbols  put out by Brynne Tillman in 2014 – click here.

Don’t put symbols before or after your name as that violate the LinkedIn User Agreement. It’s a database and their are fields – first name, last name, email, phone, etc. You wouldn’t enter a symbol in your Salesforce or other database, so treat LinkedIn the same way, but have a little fun elsewhere in your profile.

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