BLUF: I have been with the same company but been promoted multiple times. Should I show individual roles on LinkedIn or have one 'bucket' for my time at the company and then show the roles I've had in the description.
I started with my current company in June 2011 as a Project Engineer. In July 2012, I was promoted to Program Manager and then in May 2013 I was promoted to Manager of Hardware Engineering. I have a similar situation in my past company where I was brought in as a Manufacturing/Reliability Engineer then moved to Program Manager and eventually to Manager of Design Engineering. The way I see it, I have two options on LinkedIn due to the rapid promotions:
Option A: I list each position individually. The time at each position would look short (less than two years for most) despite the position being at the same company. It would, however, show a clear career progression.
Option B: I update my position in the company to my current position and keep the time frame for that job as my entire time at the company. In this case, I would show the career progression in the description area with information about how much time I spent at each position. It would look something like this:
Manager, Design Engineering
April 2007 - June 2011(4 years 3 months)
- Manager, Design Engineering (Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
- Program Manager (Oct 2008 - Jan 2010)
- Manufacturing/Reliability Engineer (Apr 2007 - Oct 2008)
The other dilemma I have is that if I do Option A, it will look at quick glance like I've had eleven (11) jobs since January of 2002 (includes previous positions not discussed). If I go with Option B, it would show up at quick glance as seven (7) positions in that time frame with more substantial time at my last two places of employment.
I'm curious how you all would handle it.