I decided to check out LinkedIn’s new “skill” feature to see what it was all about. To quote the skills page itself, the purpose is to:
Discover the skills you need to succeed. Learn what you need to know from the thousands of hot, up-and-coming skills we’re tracking.
I thought it sounded like it had some potential to help my LinkedIn presence so I decided to do some investigating. LinkedIn skills lets you add all of your ‘skills’ that you have to offer other users, ideally making you more findable.
I experimented with some keywords to see what LinkedIn would autosuggest for keywords related to things I do, and check out what I got for traffic:
Human Trafficking? Really? Definitely adding that to my skill-repertoire.
Is there some sort of legitimate merit to having human trafficking as a skill option? I really hope there’s just something I don’t know…