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Symbols to Liven Up Your LinkedIn Profile

by THEA kelley | December 10, 2013

Symbols to Use on Your LinkedIn ProfilePeople sometimes ask me where they can get the cool checkmarks (✔)  I use as bullets in my LinkedIn headline:

Job Interview Coach ✔ Job Search Strategist  ✔ Resume Writer ✔ LinkedIn Profiles ✔ www.TheaKelley.com

This checkmark is not a graphic but a font character. It comes from the Symbol font, so you can type or paste it into any text field in LinkedIn.

Given that LinkedIn still doesn’t support boldface type, italics, or various other staples of the printed word, symbols can be handy for creating a little…

✫✫✫ EMPHASIS ✫✫✫

(You’ll also notice that CAPITAL LETTERS are fairly common on LinkedIn, and may be appropriate given the limited options.)

In case you’d like to see all the possibilities of the Symbol font without having to type every character on your keyboard, I’ve included it below. You can simply copy and paste any of these symbols into your profile.

Now, are all of these symbols appropriate for your LinkedIn profile? Of course not. For example, the smileys might seem a bit fluffy, and it’s hard to imagine why you would want the scissors icon in an online profile. But rather than censor this, I’m simply showing you the full list!

Symbols:

Smileys: ☹ ☺ ☻ ت ヅ ツ ッ シ Ü ϡ ﭢ

Love: ♥

Phone: ✆ ✉ ☎ ☏

Scissors: ✁ ✂ ✃ ✄

Music: ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯ ° ø

Write: ✐ ✎ ✏ ✑ ✒ ✍ ✉ ⌨

Question: ⁇  ‽ ⁈ ¿  ⁉

Chess: ♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙ ♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟

Cards: ♤ ♧ ♡ ♢ ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦

Stars: ⋆ ✢ ✣ ✤ ✥ ❋ ✦ ✧ ✩ ╰☆╮ ✪ ✫ ✬ ✭ ✮ ✯ ✰ ✡ ★ ✱ ✲ ✳ ✴ ❂ ✵ ✶ ✷ ✸ ✹ ✺ ✻ ✼ ❄ ❅ ❆ ❇ ❈ ❉ ❊

Money: € £ Ұ ₴ $ ₰ ¢ ₤ ¥ ₳ ₲ ₪ ₵ 元 ₣ ₱ ฿ ¤ ₡ ₮ ₭ ₩ ރ 円 ₢ ₥ ₫ ₦ z ł ﷼ ₠ ₧ ₯ ₨ K č र

Hand: ☜ ☞☝ ☚ ☛ ☟ ✍ ✌

Copyright, etc.: ™ ℠ © ® ℗

Checkmarks: ☑ ✓ ✔ √

Checks and boxes: ☐ ☒ ✖ ✗ ✘ ✕ ☓

Weather :☼ ☀ ☁ ☂ ☃ ☄ ☾ ☽ ❄ ☇ ☈ ⊙ ☉ ℃ ℉ ° ❅ ✺ ϟ

Flowers: ✽ ✾ ✿ ❁ ❃ ❋ ❀

Triangles: ▲ ▼ ◄ ► ◀ ◣ ◢ ◥ ▼ ◤ ◥ ▴ ▾ ◂ ▸ △ ▽ ◁ ▷ ⊿ ▻ ◅ ▵ ▹ ◃ ▿

Ratios :⅟ ½ ⅓ ⅕ ⅙ ⅛ ⅔ ⅖ ⅚ ⅜ ¾ ⅗ ⅝ ⅞ ⅘

Comparison: ≂ ≃ ≄ ≅ ≆ ≇ ≈ ≉ ≊ ≋ ≌ ≍ ≎ ≏ ≐ ≑ ≒ ≓ ≔ ≕ ≖ ≗ ≘ ≙ ≚ ≛ ≜ ≝ ≞ ≟ ≠ ≡ ≢ ≣ ≤ ≥ ≦ ≧ ≨ ≩ ⊰ ⊱ ⋛ ⋚

Roman: Ⅰ Ⅱ Ⅲ Ⅳ Ⅴ Ⅵ Ⅶ Ⅷ Ⅸ Ⅹ Ⅺ Ⅻ Ⅼ Ⅽ Ⅾ Ⅿ ⅰ ⅱ ⅲ ⅳ ⅴ ⅵ ⅶ ⅷ ⅸ ⅹ ⅺ ⅻ ⅼ ⅽ ⅾ ⅿ

Circled: ➀ ➁ ➂ ➃ ➄ ➅ ➆ ➇ ➈ ➉ ➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎ ➏ ➐ ➑ ➒ ➓ Ⓐ Ⓑ Ⓒ Ⓓ Ⓔ Ⓕ Ⓖ Ⓗ Ⓘ Ⓙ Ⓚ Ⓛ Ⓜ Ⓝ Ⓞ Ⓟ Ⓠ Ⓡ Ⓢ Ⓣ Ⓤ Ⓥ Ⓦ Ⓧ Ⓨ Ⓩ ⓐ ⓑ ⓒ ⓓ ⓔ ⓕ ⓖ ⓗ ⓘ ⓙ ⓚ ⓛ ⓜ ⓝ ⓞ ⓟ ⓠ ⓡ ⓢ ⓣ ⓤ ⓥ ⓦ ⓧ ⓨ ⓩ

Remember: Hold your horses ♘♘♘♘♘ & don’t ☹ get carried away with symbols, okay?

Go easy on symbols, while posting the kind of relevant, engaging, well-written content that makes for a truly impressive profile.

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