I was perusing linkedin and noticed the "Test Scores" section that they added to your profile. When should you add your scores on there and when should you leave them off? For example - I have really high scores, would it look bad to have them on there (ie don't want it to appear as if i'm just trying to show off)?
SAT or ACT Scores on LinkedIn Account?
LinkedIn has proved itself to be a powerful social media networking tool for professionals the past few years. The amount of customization in being able to display your experiences, achievements, and more about yourself is crucial for recruiters to get a snapshot of who you are.
With LinkedIn there are options for you to add test scores such as SAT, ACT, etc that can be displayed on your public profile. While it may be somewhat beneficial to add your test scores if they're related to your career (such as GRE or the Series 7), if your scores could potentially show you in a mediocre light, it would be best to leave them out.
User @CompBanker, a private equity vice president, makes a good point regarding test scores (SAT/ACT):
I don't think you'll see too much benefit from putting test scores on your LinkedIn profile. People use LinkedIn in different ways, but I think very few people look at it as a "public resume." Everyone that I know uses it as a networking tool. If you're looking to use it as a resume, they already have a feature where you can upload your entire resume to your profile.
If you have any other recommendations on whether or not to add test scores please comment below!
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