Your LinkedIn profile is your professional brand. Your ‘storefront’ to your prospects. So it’s important to optimize your profile to ensure every visitor comes away with a clear understanding of who you are and how you can help them. When your profile is simply a list of jobs and accomplishments, that doesn’t tell your visitors anything about why they want to work with you. (What person wants to be sold to by the person who hits 120% of quota every year? That signals ‘hard sell’…)

To stand out on LinkedIn, turn your profile from a resume to your personal story.

This increases your chances of connecting with prospects in a more human way.

Once you’ve completed that refresh, it’s time to make your profile pop! We suggest using symbols appropriately. Here is a comprehensive list of symbols you are welcome to copy and paste anywhere in your profile, updates or publications:

Smileys: ☹ ☺ ☻ ت ヅ ツ ッ シ Ü ϡ ﭢ

Love: ♥ ۵ 웃 유 ღ ♂ ♀

Phone: ✆ ✉ ☎ ☏

Scissors: ✁ ✂ ✃ ✄

Music: ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯ ° ø

Write: ✐ ✎ ✏ ✑ ✒ ✍ ✉ ⌨

Religious: ✡ † ☨ ✞ ✝ ☥ ☦ ☓ ☪ ☩ ☯ ☧ ☬ ☸ ♁ ✙ ♆

Political: Ⓐ ☭ ✯ ☫ ☮✌

Question: ❢ ❣ ⁇ ‼ ‽ ⁈ ¿ ¡ ⁉ ؟

Chess: ♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙ ♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟

Cards: ♤ ♧ ♡ ♢ ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦

Dice: ⚀ ⚁ ⚂ ⚃ ⚄ ⚅

Stars: ⋆ ✢ ✣ ✤ ✥ ❋ ✦ ✧ ✩ ╰☆╮ ✪ ✫ ✬ ✭ ✮ ✯ ✰ ✡★ ✱ ✲ ✳✴ ❂ ✵ ✶ ✷ ✸ ✹ ✺ ✻ ✼ ❄ ❅ ❆ ❇ ❈ ❉ ❊

Money/Currency: € £ Ұ ₴ $ ₰ ¢ ₤ ¥ ₳ ₲ ₪ ₵ 元 ₣ ₱ ฿ ¤ ₡ ₮ ₭ ₩ ރ 円 ₢ ₥ ₫ ₦ z ł ﷼ ₠ ₧ ₯ ₨ K č र

Hand: ☜ ☞☝ ☚ ☛ ☟ ✍✌

Copyrights, etc.: ™ ℠ © ® ℗

Yes: ☑ ✓ ✔

No: ☐ ☒ ✇ ✖ ✗ ✘ ✕ ☓

Weather: ☼ ☀ ☁ ☂ ☃ ☄ ☾ ☽ ❄ ☇ ☈ ⊙ ☉ ℃ ℉ ° ❅ ✺ ϟ

Flower: ✽ ✾ ✿ ❁ ❃ ❋ ❀

Triangles: ▲ ▼ ◄ ► ◀ ◣ ◢ ◥ ▼ ◤ ◥ ▴ ▾ ◂ ▸ △ ▽ ◁ ▷ ⊿ ▻ ◅ ▵ ▹ ◃ ▿

Flags: ⚐ ⚑

Recycle: ♲ ♻ ♳ ♴ ♵ ♶ ♷ ♸ ♹ ♺ ♼ ♽

Miscellaneous: ⚔ ⚖ ⚕ ⚛ ⚙ ⚜ ⚠ ⚰ ⚾ ♨

Male/Female: ⚢ ⚣ ⚤ ⚥ ⚦ ⚧ ⚨ ⚩ ⚭ ⚮ ⚯ ⚲

Fractions: ½ ⅓ ⅕ ⅙ ⅛ ⅔ ⅖ ⅚ ⅜ ¾ ⅗ ⅝ ⅞ ⅘

Compare: ≂ ≃ ≄ ≅ ≆ ≇ ≈ ≉ ≊ ≋ ≌ ≍ ≎ ≏ ≐ ≑ ≒ ≓ ≔ ≕ ≖ ≗ ≘ ≙ ≚ ≛ ≜ ≝ ≞ ≟ ≠ ≡ ≢ ≣ ≤ ≥ ≦ ≧ ≨ ≩ ⊰ ⊱ ⋛ ⋚

Roman: Ⅰ Ⅱ Ⅲ Ⅳ Ⅴ Ⅵ Ⅶ Ⅷ Ⅸ Ⅹ Ⅺ Ⅻ Ⅼ Ⅽ Ⅾ Ⅿ ⅰ ⅱ ⅲ ⅳ ⅴ ⅵ ⅶ ⅷ ⅸ ⅹ ⅺ ⅻ ⅼ ⅽ ⅾ ⅿ

Circled: ➀ ➁ ➂ ➃ ➄ ➅ ➆ ➇ ➈ ➉ ➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎ ➏ ➐ ➑ ➒ ➓ Ⓐ Ⓑ Ⓒ Ⓓ Ⓔ Ⓕ Ⓖ Ⓗ Ⓘ Ⓙ Ⓚ Ⓛ Ⓜ Ⓝ Ⓞ Ⓟ Ⓠ Ⓡ Ⓢ Ⓣ Ⓤ Ⓥ Ⓦ Ⓧ Ⓨ Ⓩ ⓐ ⓑ ⓒ ⓓ ⓔ ⓕ ⓖ ⓗ ⓘ ⓙ ⓚ ⓛ ⓜ ⓝ ⓞ ⓟ ⓠ ⓡ ⓢ ⓣ ⓤ ⓥ ⓦ ⓧ ⓨ ⓩ

Functional: ␛ ␡ ␚ ␟ ␘ ␠ ␤ ␋ ␌ ␍ ␎ ␏ ␐ ␑ ␒ ␓ ␔ ␕ ␖ ␗ ␙ ␜ ␝ ␞

Quotes: ❝ ❞ « » ‟ ‹ › ⟨ ⟩ „ ′ ‵ ‘ ’ ‚ ‛ “ ” ‷ ‴ ‶ ″

Round: ◉ ○ ◌ ◍ ◎ ● ◐ ◑ ◒ ◓ ◔ ◕ ◖ ◗ ❂ ☢ ⊗ ⊙ ◘ ◙ ◍

Boxes: ❏ ❐ ❑ ❒ ▀ ▁ ▂ ▃ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ ▉ ▊ ▋ █ ▌ ▍ ▎ ▏▐ ░ ▒ ▓ ▔ ▕ ■ □ ▢ ▣ ▤ ▥ ▦ ▧ ▨ ▩ ▪▫ ▬ ▭ ▮ ▯ ☰ ☲ ☱ ☴ ☵ ☶ ☳ ☷ 

Pointers: ➟ ➢ ➣ ➤ ➥ ➦ ➧ ➨ ➚ ➘ ➙ ➛ ➜ ➝ ➞ ➸ ➲ ➳ ➳ ➴ ➵ ➶ ➷ ➸ ➹ ➺ ➻ ➼ ➽ ← ↑ → ↓ ↔ ↚ ↛ ↜ ↝ ↞ ↟ ↠ ↡ ↢ ↣ ↤ ↥ ↦ ↧ ↨ ➫ ➬ ➩ ➪ ➭ ➮ ➯ ➱  ↫ ↬ ↭ ↮ ↯ ↰ ↱ ↲ ↳ ↴ ↵ ↶ ↷ ↸ ↹ ↺ ↻ ↼ ↽ ↾ ↿ ⇀ ⇁ ⇂ ⇃ ⇄ ⇅ ⇆ ⇇ ⇈ ⇉ ⇊ ⇋ ⇌ ⇍ ⇎ ⇏ ⇐ ⇑ ⇒ ⇓ ⇔ ⇕ ⇖ ⇗ ⇘ ⇙ ⇚ ⇛ ⇜ ⇝ ⇞ ⇟ ⇠ ⇡ ⇢ ⇣ ⇤ ⇥ ⇦ ⇧ ⇨ ⇩ ⇪ ⌦ ⌧ ⌫

Planets: ☉ (Sun), ☽ ☾ ● ◯ (Moon), ☿ (Mercury), ♀ (Venus), ⊕ ♁ (Earth), ♂ (Mars), ♃ (Jupiter), ♄ (Saturn), ♅ (Uranus), ♆ (Neptune), ♇ (Pluto), ☄ (Comet)

Color Symbols (these may appear as “⚞” on some devices): ⚓ ⚡ ⚪  ⚽ ⛄ ⛅ ⛔ ⛪ ⛳ ⛵ ⛺ ⛽   ☔ ♿ ⛲ ♐ ↕ ↖ ↗ ↘ ↙ ↩ ↪ ➡

This article was originally written by Brynne Tillman. See how she uses symbols by visiting her LinkedIn profile page.