Once in the Linkedin Browser, inside a connection’s profile, you should see the option to Import as Candidate.

This will read the data within the web page and create a candidate record from it. In addition, it will attempt the assign the appropriate skills, roles and qualifications by using the linkedin attributes.

Users may see unassigned items where it could not make a direct match. Users can select the appropriate attribute if they want and it will be remembered if that attribute is found again in the subsequent imports.
This is process is completely optional and clicking the Save Changes link at the top of the window will complete the import process.