Here’s a simple fix: remove the Months on your jobs in the Experience section.
Simply navigate to your current job on LinkedIn, click the pencil icon to edit the dates, and select “Choose” instead of specifying the month. Hit Save and you’re done!
Remember, LinkedIn prompts for dates are just that – prompts. Often, the data is NOT required, but requested. This applies to dates in your Education section, the location of your past jobs, and numerous other fields on LinkedIn. Try leaving these fields blank when prompted and see what happens.
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In a nutshell, use the right type of data to attract your target audience and keep the focus where you want it: on your qualifications.
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