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The New LinkedIn Feature Allow Users to Address Career Gaps

Posted on the 17 April 2021 by Gaurav Kumar @vhowtodo
It is an effective way to career gap in your employment history.
The reason behind this career gap display is that due to COVID19, more than 2.5 million women left their jobs. Childcare issues and virtual learning of kids has made women take such decision.

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Women have left the jobs temporarily due to the COVID19 pandemic to support their children. But without displaying this gap in their profiles, they cannot give the idea of what they were doing when not working.

LinkedIn has addressed this issue and made this new feature to help women or LinkedIn users display the career gap.

It is also effective for freelancers and self-employed people.

LinkedIn's feature will also help to improve user profile. In the coming days, LinkedIn has planned to launch many updates to help LinkedIn users. Here is what you must know about this latest feature of the LinkedIn user profile.
Linkedin users can now use the following job titles to address career gaps in their profiles, such as;
  • Stay-at-home mom
  • Stay-at-home dad
  • Stay-at-home parent
  • Parental leave
  • Family Care
  • Sabbatical

By adding these career gap options to your profile, you can display what you were doing when not employed full-time.

Introduced new Job Profiles to display Career Gaps:

There are always a stigma lies among unemployed people about career gaps. 72% of people feel career gap stigma.

Due to pandemic situation, employers are not addressing career gaps in a particular duration.

The new career listings let freelancers or splayed people display their employment status. Before this update, it's not easy for LinkedIn users to display their freelance status.

Best Options for Freelancers and Self-Employed people:

People are working as a freelancer or self-employed.

Pandemic has made this change came to the LinkedIn platform.

We are expecting more changes or updates in the coming days for LinkedIn users.

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