CPAs: Showcase your Volunteerism with LinkedIn
CPAs are passionate about giving back and lending their expertise through volunteer work. But how many of your peers, coworkers or clients know about your volunteerism or the causes you support? There was no area to feature these accomplishments on LinkedIn…until now!
Highlight your Passions
In early September, LinkedIn launched a new feature allowing users to add volunteer positions, causes they care about and organizations they support. It’s simple to use. Here’s how:
- At the top of your page, hover over the ‘Profile’ tab
- Click “Edit Profile”
- Under the main profile portion, you will see an orange box that says “New”
- Click “Add Sections”
- You will see a pop-up box
- On the left side, scroll down to select “Volunteer Experience and Causes”
- Click “Add to Profile”
- Follow the steps to fill out the information you would like to highlight
Voila! You now have a place to feature the boards and committees on which you serve, charities you support and causes you are passionate about. You never know what doors this could open for you, both personally and professionally. Fast Company has a great list of ways volunteerism can help your career. How do you think it has helped you?
Interested in volunteering? Check out: https://volunteers.aicpa.org/
Stacie Saunders, Social Media Strategist, American Institute of CPAs. Stacie leads and guides the AICPA’s social media strategy with oversight of the Institute’s social networking properties; serves as key contact for all social media initiatives; manages main AICPA LinkedIn groups and Facebook page; and leads staff and member education and training on social media.