LinkedIn is working on a new addition to profiles which lets users display a list of services they offer. The feature is currently in testing and was discovered by none other than Jane Manchun Wong:
LinkedIn is testing “Services” field in profile, which will pair well with
“Find a Service Provider”: https://t.co/u1S7XESx4j pic.twitter.com/cCkE4Ud8C5 — Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 25, 2019 As she notes in her tweet, a services section in profiles would pair well with the ‘Find a Service Provider’ feature she discovered last month. LinkedIn is testing(?) “Find a Service Provider” in post composer pic.twitter.com/oI0DkOVEbE — Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 19, 2019
This feature would be especially useful for freelancers and other independent service providers.
As a professional network, LinkedIn could do more to accommodate freelancers. With a services section, freelancers could turn their profile page into a business page of sorts. Employees of other companies could also use a ‘services’ section in their profile to highlight the tasks they perform at their job. It’s possible if this feature rolls out publicly, a services section could also be used to help recruiters find talent. This feature isn’t out yet, but given Wong’s track record I imagine it won’t be long before we see a ‘services’ section in LinkedIn profile.