How to Add Multiple Positions at the Same Company in LinkedIn
LinkedIn lets you showcase your career progression to potential employers in an advanced format. Instead of just listing one position you’ve held in a company, you can display multiple positions as a group or separately.
If you want to know how to add multiple positions at the same company on LinkedIn, we’ve got you covered. This article explains everything you need to know.
How to Add Multiple Positions at the Same Company on LinkedIn
LinkedIn has come a long way in helping professionals become noticeable in their fields of expertise. One of the most effective features is the experience section.
Initially, you could tell your professional story by listing the positions you’ve held, even if they’re all linked to the same company. But now, you can show your career progression by grouping consecutive positions you’ve held in the same company. By grouping multiple positions, you unclutter your profile and showcase the rest of your roles in other companies.
Adding Multiple Positions at the Same Company as a Group
Adding your roles in one company makes your LinkedIn appear more organized while showing how you’ve advanced your career and skill sets. Unfortunately, there are some restrictions tied to this feature.
You can only group the positions in one company if the end date of one role and the start date of the other are one month apart. Also, if you hold two positions at the same company simultaneously, LinkedIn will group them.
For instance, if your associate project manager role ended in March 2023, and you become a project manager in April 2023, LinkedIn will automatically group the two. On the other hand, LinkedIn will enter the two positions separately if two or more months elapsed before starting the next role.
Here’s how you add positions as a group:
- Go to your LinkedIn homepage and tap your “Profile” icon in the top right corner. Choose “View profile.” Alternatively, navigate to the left sidebar and tap your hyperlinked name beneath your profile picture.
- Scroll to the “Experience” section and tap the “Add” icon to the right. Select “Add position.”
- Enter the position title and company name. The employment type, location, and location type are optional. When entering the company name, type the name and select it from the drop-down menu.
- Uncheck the box beside “I am currently working in this role” if this is the position you previously held.
- Choose the start and the end dates.
- Enter the industry you work in. Beneath the industry section, type a description of your role.
- Add your skills and media for the position and tap “Save.” Repeat the process for the second and subsequent roles, ensuring the start date and the end date of one role and the start date of the other are one month apart.
- If you have a current position in the company, instead of entering the end date, check the box “I am currently working in this role.”
After filling all the roles, LinkedIn will display the company name and the logo once for all the positions you’ve held, from the most recent to the oldest.
Adding Multiple Positions at the Same Company Separately
Adding multiple positions at the same company separately becomes an option if the break between the roles exceeds one month. This is how it’s done:
- Open your LinkedIn profile and go to the “Experience section.”
- Tap the “Add” icon to the right and select “Add position” to start adding your first role in the company.
- Enter all the necessary details of the role as steps three to six in the above method explains. When you finish entering the details of the first role, tap “Save.” Start entering the details of the second role and repeat the process for other roles. This time, you don’t have to worry whether the dates are one month apart.
- When you finish, go to your profile’s “Experience” section. You’ll see the company name and logo for every position you’ve added.
Pros and Cons of Grouping Multiple Positions at the Same Company
- It adds clarity to your experience section: At a glance, someone can see your entire tenure in a company. They can tell how long you’ve worked there, and see all the roles you’ve held and for how long without scrolling to make confirmations.
- You can show career advancement: Grouping your positions chronologically from the oldest to most recent shows how your skill sets have evolved. This is beneficial to employers who want employees who are keen to take on new challenges.
- It leaves room for other highlights in your career: Because the company logo doesn’t have to appear for every position you add, you make your experience section concise. You don’t risk pushing other highlights below where potential employers can easily miss them.
- Grouping only happens for roles one month apart: LinkedIn adds separate roles in the same company that are more than one month apart as individual entries.
- Grouping won’t happen if you make an error on the company name: Mistyping the company name results in the roles appearing as separate entries.
- You don’t have grouping control: You can’t manually group multiple positions at the same company because LinkedIn has automated the process.
Pros and Cons of Adding Multiple Positions Separately on LinkedIn
- You have no restrictions: Irrespective of when you ended or started your roles in the company, you can add them to this section. As such, this method is a backup if your positions in one company are more than one month apart.
- You can add more weight to specific roles: Listing positions in different departments or job functions separately can help you highlight promotions and show your versatility and ability to adapt to various roles.
- It makes your profile repetitive and lengthy: Each position gets the company name and the logo. This adds monotony to your profile while pushing positions in other companies further down. If an employer wants a scannable profile, they will leave yours out.
- Your profile can’t tell a compelling career story: When you list positions separately, presenting a cohesive narrative of your career progression within the company may be more challenging. The viewer might need to piece together the different roles to understand your impact and growth.
- You might leave out important details: Although showing more information on your LinkedIn profile is better, without proper organization, it might affect your profile appearance. The fear of repetition might make you trim important career highlights.
Revamp Your LinkedIn Experience Section
If your career has advanced mostly in one company, you have two options to highlight your growth trajectory in your LinkedIn experience section. You can add the roles with a one-month gap as a group and the others with a longer time gap as individual entries. Although each method has its shortcomings, grouping multiple roles when applicable is better.
Do you have multiple roles at the same company on your LinkedIn profile? If so, have you grouped them or listed them individually? Tell us in the comments section below.