Adding Bullets to your LinkedIn Profile

July 2nd, 2010 | by Jason Alba |

I was checking out a friend’s LinkedIn Profile and noticed he had some quasi-bullets… I’ve had this on my list for a long time but never get around to doing it on my own Profile, but I thought I’d steal 3 minutes from my schedule and throw something up really quick.

First, though, the caveat is that you can’t have REAL bullets.  That is, a bullet format where the bullets (usually dots) are in one column and the data is left-aligned in another column.  What this means is that if you write a long point after a “bullet,” the text will be under the bullet point (as opposed to under the text.

Here’s what I added – my bullet was a CHECK MARK, although you can use various symbols:


Notice for the last word, where the arrow is pointing, the word LINES is not under I EAT, it is under the symbol (that’s why I call it a quasi-bullet).

It is  simple to do this…. you can go to my profile, or any profile that has this, and just copy-and-paste the symbol into your profile.

I’ve seen stars and other symbols… if you have seen it on other profiles you can copy it to yours.   I can’t remember what these symbols are (I googled ascii symbols but I don’t think that is it)…. anyone know?  If we can figure it out I’m sure there are dozens or gabillions of symbols you can put on your Profile.

Oh yeah, lest you think this is anything new, check out this post I did back in 2008, with some other symbols…. thanks to Lisa Hendrickson (

  1. 2 Responses to “Adding Bullets to your LinkedIn Profile”

  2. By Jay Ehret on Jul 4, 2010 | Reply

    I think the term you are looking for is alt codes.

  3. By Sam Wilson on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    Your friend’s profile ( indents the entire bullet list. How do I do that?

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