22 Apr Social Chatter Episode 339: LinkedIn Career Breaks, When Employment Gaps Are Good Christian Karasiewicz | Christian Karasiewicz, LinkedIn Career Breaks, Sara Munro, Social media marketing talk show, Social media news | LinkedIn, Social Chatter, Social Media Marketing | ShareTweetSharePinBufferWhatsAppEmail55 SharesShareTweetSharePinBufferWhatsAppEmail55 Shares Welcome to the 339th episode of Social Chatter, the longest running social media marketing talk show. In addition to covering the latest breaking social media news, this article will focus on social media news from this past week, including LinkedIn Career Breaks. If you're new to Social Chatter, you can also read, watch or listen on our blog, YouTube channel or Alexa Flash Briefing. If you missed a previous episode of our social media marketing talk show, we discussed YouTube Search Insights. Let's see what's new in social media this week with, Christian Karasiewicz, Sara Munro and guest, Judi Fox. Social Chatter: Social Media Marketing Talk Show - Episode 339 LinkedIn Career Breaks, When Employment Gaps Are Good This week, we're taking a look at LinkedIn Career Breaks. Sometimes it can be difficult to explain gaps in employment. In some instances, a company won't even consider you if you have an employment gap. Fortunately, LinkedIn is looking to change that with LinkedIn Career Breaks. Basically, you'll be able to explain career breaks that you've taken. For example, maybe you took time off of working to start a family, take care of an elderly parent, and so on. To add LinkedIn Career Breaks, you simply add them like you would a new position. You'll have the ability to add a career break, and then choose from 13 fields. From there, you can add the location, when your career break started and ended, or whether it is ongoing. There's also a place to explain the employment gap. Here's a look at LinkedIn Career Breaks on your LinkedIn Profile. pic.twitter.com/jHGi2CD1ii — Social Chefs (@socialchefs) April 20, 2022 Why LinkedIn Career Breaks Matter For Your Business It's good to see LinkedIn supporting career breaks. With the gig economy, it's more acceptable to have career breaks. One thing to keep in mind, career breaks don't necessarily mean you're not learning new skills. By adding LinkedIn Career Breaks, you can better explain them. Remember, not everyone follows the same trajectory. Career breaks happen and you shouldn't feel ashamed if you have them. They're an opportunity to grow, learn new skills, switch career tracks, and more. LinkedIn Career Breaks are available now on your LinkedIn Profile. Under the employment section, click the plus sign and add a new career break. Related LinkedIn Articles LinkedIn Event Management Tools LinkedIn Creator Tools LinkedIn Dark Mode LinkedIn Audio Events Other Social Media News Mentioned Here are some additional social media news topics that we covered on our weekly live social media marketing talk show that are worth checking out. WhatsApp launching communities. Clubhouse has added dark mode. Snapchat working to broaden AR art experiences with new lenses. IG working to highlight social movements and charitable causes to users. Instagram expands product tagging to everyone in feed posts. Tool of the week: Calendly. Wrap-up To sum it up this week, we discussed LinkedIn career breaks, a way to identify gaps in employment that you've had, but also skills that you've gained during these breaks. If you have any additional questions, please share them with us in the comments below. To watch next week's episode of Social Chatter, your weekly social media marketing talk show, tune-in to our YouTube channel or watch on Facebook to learn about the latest breaking social media news from this week!About The Author Christian Karasiewicz Founder, Social Chefs Founder and CEO of Social Chefs, a digital marketing agency. I host two shows, #SocialChatter, the industries longest running social media marketing talk show and Social Snacks, 5 minute or less social media marketing tutorials. ShareTweetSharePinBufferWhatsAppEmail55 Shares No Comments Comments are closed.