LinkedIn: why and how to put your LinkedIn profile in English?
LinkedIn is the most extensive professional social network in the world . Among its hundreds of millions of users are many nationalities. With LinkedIn , you can cross borders with one click, discover new professional horizons and communicate with the whole world about your projects and your career.
English is the most widely spoken language in world: it is sometimes even considered the official language in universal communication framework. In other words, mastering English and using it in the professional sphere can very quickly lead to new opportunities.
If you are aiming for the international in the project of growth of your business, if you plan to go to work at abroad or simply want to interact with professionals in your sector through LinkedIn, nothing like putting your LinkedIn profile in English.
To go further: before providing an English version of your LinkedIn profile, find out the checklist to build a perfect LinkedIn profile , in French !
1. Put your LinkedIn profile in English: why?
By putting your LinkedIn profile in English, you increase your visibility with the network. Think about the number of English-speaking countries… It makes you dizzy! I obviously wish you to conquer the whole world, but let us remain more humble and admit that your objective is to develop your business with a target which shuttles between work in France and trips to London, or New York. The benefit of having a LinkedIn profile in English then becomes obvious: the players in the sector you are targeting will be able to discover you, and above all make you discovered, more easily. Because having a LinkedIn profile in English means going up in the search results of English-speaking people or people who are looking for a bilingual professional …
It’s up to you to decide whether or not it will be wise for you to opt for the English translation of your LinkedIn profile. If you are not bilingual or you do not have a good command of the vocabulary of your industry, prefer to improve your skills first before putting your LinkedIn profile in English. Having a LinkedIn profile in English will be of no value if you are not able to hold a conversation with the English speaking network afterwards.
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3. Putting your LinkedIn profile in English: how to do it?
To put your LinkedIn profile in English, no need to recreate a LinkedIn account ! You just need to do a little manipulation from the LinkedIn interface.
- Click on your photo in the bar at the top of the LinkedIn site
- Then click on “View profile”
- Once you are redirected to your LinkedIn profile, click on “Add a section to profile”
- Then in “Supported languages” click on “Add a profile in another language”
- Enter the language in which you want to convert your profile
- Fill in the fields provided (last name, first name and title).
Your profile is created in the new language, but you still have to provide work. It is up to you to correctly translate the various contents of your profile so that they are readable by foreign users.
- To do this, in each part click on the pencil:
- Then go to the tab to translate the desired language:
If necessary, do not hesitate to call on a professional translator who will be able to seriously translate your LinkedIn profile. It would be a shame to spoil a perfect LinkedIn profile because of a rough translation!
You can now switch from one LinkedIn profile to another easily, just like members of the LinkedIn network, who will automatically switch to the language of their choice since LinkedIn calculates the language of the user’s LinkedIn connection interface. and switch to this language if it is available on your LinkedIn profile .