As I understand it, you can't actually link it. The idea is that Upwork uses your LinkedIn profile to adjust the types of jobs recommended to you, based on the skills in your LI profile.
Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's what I read elsewhere on the forums.
If you're looking to bring over profile details from LinkedIn, it doesn't work that way on Upwork. You will be asked to complete each profile section anew. We're asking for some specific information in your profile, thus the need to address each area with the appropriate information.
I have the same question. The reason why I want to add my Linkedin profile to my Upwork profile, is not because I do not want to fill in manually the information neccessary, but, because employers usually ask for it. Is it possible just to paste my Linkedin profile linkin the Introduction section? And once again, I do not understand why we can link to let`s say Facebook, but not Linkedin.
Looking forward your answer and many thanks in advance.
Neither Facebook nor Linkedin are allowed to be shared on freelancer profiles. Linking some of the available social media accounts help with getting additional information regarding your skills and sending you job recommendations, and are only used internally. While you can share your LinkedIn profile with prospective clients, note that you are required to work on Upwork with clients you met here and all payments need to be processed through the platform.
I don't want to link Upwork and LinedIn.
I just want to have a simple solution where I can add my LinkedIn profile link on Upwork so people who look at my details can check my LinkedIn as sometimes it has more to say about me.
I don't want to duplicate all from there to my profile.
Unfortunately at the moment, this is not allowed. While you can share your LinkedIn profile with prospective clients, note that you are required to work on Upwork with clients you met here and all payments need to be processed through the platform. Thank you.
That is understandable and correct approach.
But why not extend my possibilities to win a bid if just a LinkedIn check can show more details about me?
I will share it in proposals but having in public profile is important as having qualifications and certifications.
Also list of your certifications is very limited and my all proposals for new ones left unanswered ...
Thank you for your feedback, I will share it with our team.
Regarding your certification, you can also use the option to suggest a certification and our team will receive your feedback.
In the mean time you can add your certifications as portfolio items.