Your LinkedIn skills section shows employers, recruiters, and colleagues a list of things that you are qualified to do. Remember that LinkedIn is a search engine. Your skills are the keywords that allow recruiters to find you through searches. Listing your skills can raise your search ranking, which in turn will increase the chances of recruiters and other professionals contacting you.
You should list skills that are relevant to your job and your career goals. Consider what keywords recruiters might use to search for candidates in your professional niche. Be specific. Find the skills that are specific to the job you want.
Get your connections to endorse your skills. Endorsements show recruiters and hiring managers that other people can vouch for your skills. Additionally, the more endorsements you have, the higher you’ll rank in searches.
Gather endorsements from each work or volunteer experience that you can, and don’t forget to reach out to your MilSpouse network! You’ll find that if you endorse people, they will happily do the same for you.