When filling out your LinkedIn profile, it’s important to know how much room you have to fill in. LinkedIn tells you when you have hit your character limit but until you get to that point, how do you know how far you have to write? Each field is different and has it’s own limits. It’s important to note that LinkedIn counts characters… NOT WORDS. So when they say character they mean each letter, space, or punctuation mark… NOT WORDS!
Here are the maximum characters each field of the LinkedIn profile supports:
Character Counts for Each Field in the LinkedIn Profile.
Search Result Listing
First Name: 20
Last Name: 40
Company Name: 100
Skills & Endorsements
Advice for Contacting: 2,000
Honors & Awards
Positions Held: 255
Addtl Notes: 2,000
Project URL: 255
Publication URL: 255
Course Name: 100
Field of Study: 100
How Long Should My LinkedIn Profile Be?
I absolutely recommend using up as much space as possible. Fill in the fields. Of course, on the other hand, I do not suggest you fill stuff in just to fill it in. Be smart about it. If you have something to say, say it. Be genuine and honest. Don’t go overboard just to go overboard. Remember, it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
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