LinkedIn Expands Job Titles to Include Caretakers & Parents Rejoice

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You spent years away from the work-outside-the-home employment market—but that doesn’t mean you lazed on a chaise and ate cookies all day. Instead, you became the CEO of your household, organizing schedules, orchestrating all-day adventures and so, so, so, so much more.

Now, LinkedIn is acknowledging all the major skills you amped up while at home. The online networking platform just added new job titles—and now you can include stay-at-home mom in your online resume.

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In the new job title upgrade last week, the professional social networking site added caretaker titles that include homemaker, stay-at-home mom, stay-at-home dad and stay-at-home parent. The changes will hopefully de-stigmatize time spent at home for a variety of reasons as parents seek to re-enter the workforce.

While the caretaker job title addition is a major upgrade to note, it isn’t the change LinkedIn recently made. The site also introduced an optional field at the top of user profile page to add your own preferred gender pronouns. Along with the new titles, LinkedIn also ditched the requirement to link all resume job titles to employers.

—Erica Loop



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