How to Put Retired on LinkedIn

by Steve Gregory
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Although there isn’t a dedicated “Retired” section on your LinkedIn profile page, you can let other members know that you are retired by stating your status on the page's Headline and Summary sections. Placing “retired” on your profile does not prevent you from continuing to use the site’s features, such as contacting other members.

Step 1

Sign in to your LinkedIn account.

Step 2

Hover your cursor over "Profile" and select "Edit Profile" to open the Edit Profile page.

Step 3

Click the Headline area's "Edit" icon under your name in the first section to open the Your Professional Headline box. The Edit icon looks like a pencil.

Step 4

Erase the current headline and type "Retired" in the box. Click the "Save" button.

Step 5

Click the "Edit" icon in the Summary section to open the Summary box.

Step 6

Write a sentence stating that you are currently retired and then click the "Save" button.

Click the "Done Editing" button to complete the process.


  • If you have recently retired from your job, also clear the "I Currently Work Here" check box and enter the employment end date in the job's section.


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About the Author

An avid technology enthusiast, Steve Gregory has been writing professionally since 2002. With more than 10 years of experience as a network administrator, Gregory holds an Information Management certificate from the University of Maryland and is pursuing MCSE certification. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, including Chron and GlobalPost.

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