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Symbols to Liven Up Your LinkedIn Profile

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:

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Unlike the thumbs-up stamp at left, the 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 ✫✫✫

…where you need it.

(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, as I’m sure the SSL folks realize. For example, the symbols in the “Religious” and “Political” lists don’t belong in most people’s profiles. 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: ♥ ۵ 웃 유 ღ ♂ ♀

Phone: ✆ ✉ ☎ ☏

Scissors: ✁ ✂ ✃ ✄

Music: ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯ ° ø

Write: ✐ ✎ ✏ ✑ ✒ ✍ ✉ ⌨

Religious: ✡† ☨ ✞ ✝ ☥ ☦ ☓ ☩ ☯ ☧ ☬ ☸  ♁ ✙ ♆

Political: Ⓐ ☭ ✯ ☪ ☫ ✡ ☮ ✌

Question: ❢ ❣ ⁇ ‼ ‽ ⁈ ¿ ¡ ⁉ ؟

Chess: ♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙ ♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟

Cards: ♤ ♧ ♡ ♢ ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦

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

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

Hand: ☜ ☞☝ ☚ ☛ ☟ ✍ ✌

Copyrights: ™ ℠ © ® ℗

Yes: ☑ ✓ ✔ √

No: ☐ ☒ ✇ ✖ ✗ ✘ ✕ ☓

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

Flower: ✽ ✾ ✿ ❁ ❃ ❋ ❀

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

Ratios :⅟ ½ ⅓ ⅕ ⅙ ⅛ ⅔ ⅖ ⅚ ⅜ ¾ ⅗ ⅝ ⅞ ⅘

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

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, okay?

Cute symbols are no substitute for the kind of relevant, engaging, well-written content that makes for a truly impressive profile.

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