It isn’t always easy to know how to pronounce someone’s name correctly. Especially when you only see it written down. However, pronouncing someone’s name wrong can be a major faux pas, especially when you’re trying to create a good first impression.
Creating a good first impression is especially important when you’re searching for a new job. Which is why LinkedIn has launched an audio recording feature which helps you help others pronounce your name correctly. And it’s available now on Android and iOS.
How to Help People Pronounce Your Name on LinkedIn
The feature works by you recording how to pronounce your name. You can then add that audio recording to your profile, where others can click on it. Which means that before they’ve even connected with you, they should know how to pronounce your name.
To record and display your name pronunciation on Android or iOS:
- Tap your profile picture then View Profile.
- Tap the Edit icon (a diagonal pencil) from your introduction card.
- Tap + Record Name Pronunciation.
- Tap the recording button and hold it down to record you pronouncing your name.
- When you’re satisfied, tap the Use button followed by Save.
You can only record audio on Android or iOS. However, playback is available on all platforms. Audio recordings are limited to 10 seconds, and LinkedIn recommends you limit background noise, speak slowly and clearly, and hold the phone away from your mouth.
More Help Making a Good First Impression on LinkedIn
If you can’t yet see the option to record audio on LinkedIn, be patient, as the company is rolling it out to all users worldwide over the next month. However, if you do have the option, it should only take a few minutes to help other pronounce your name correctly.
For more help making a good first impression on LinkedIn, here’s how to upload your resume the right way and how to message recruiters the right way . Hopefully, with our help you should avoid making the mistakes that could put companies off hiring you.
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