Facebook Now Lets You Add ‘Professional Skills’ On Your Profile: Copies LinkedIn? [UPDATED]

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Update: A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to TheNextWeb saying : “We are currently testing a new option where you can add your professional skills to the work and education section of your timeline.”

Are you looking for a job using Facebook ? There’s a good news for you! Now Facebook allows you to add skills you have in your profile. Thereby you can attract employers.

Professional Skills option in Facebook profileToday I noticed a new option on Facebook’s ‘About’ section which lets you to add your skills on your profile. I think it should very beneficial to job seekers, by adding your professional skills on your account, the chances of getting hired will increase.
The new ‘Professional Skills’ option comes under ‘Work and Education’ head in about section. Users can add multiple abilities in their timeline.

Professional Skills option in Facebook profile

The new feature is an obvious copy from LinkedIn, it has the feature since 2011. Apart from skills, LinkedIn allows to add a section that highlights languages, patents, certifications and publications etc.

Recently, Facebook has brought many tweaks/addition to its features. Addition of search module on Pokes, Like button on Event Pages are recent examples of them. Facebook is constantly trying to improve the user experience by tweaking its features.

Will you add your skills in your Facebook profile? Let’s know in comment section.

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  • Interesting, Thank you.

  • I was not able to register my Professional Skills (not accepted by fb).

  • The skills categories are bad organized and generally distribute across everything else on Fb and Wikipedia. Still miserable at this point.

  • FB is not allowing me to edit professional skills. I type into the box, click save, but it goes back to being blank.