And so, in that brief flash of time, you need to immediately wow her with your stellar presence. People like to surround themselves with happy people. So, the next best thing is to focus on what the hiring manager cares about. What actually matters here?
Again, go back to that rule of thumb about speed. No hiring manager is going to spend hours poring over your profile. Instead, he or she is going to scan the whole thing in seconds. Which means that you need to win this person over for good at the headline level, not the bullet level. You can have a long summary full of all the relevant keywords as per the first step but it should start with a single sentence that encapsulates your candidacy e.
No one is going to read all your bullets, but they will all definitely skim the titles and companies. The three critical steps that will help you show up to hiring managers, get their attention, and win their interest. And yes — the whole point of a Summary is that it propels you down the rest of the Profile to learn more. Interesting read — especially interesting to compare a dozen of different LinkedIn expert blogs and to distill the often contrary messages to something I can utilize for my own profile.
What do you think about putting all the linkedin connect with me at the top of the summary? I did the Greig Wells jobsbefound. It could do with some work Stacy! Contact me linkedinsights gmail. How to improve your linkedin profile with a well written summary. I just left for a weekend camping trip when I stumbled upon your article, and found myself burning Friday night oil taking a shot at my own summary.
Thank you for this amazing, succinct, advice. Very glad to hear this Nikki. It seems this article has inspired many Summary re-writes, which is great. LinkedIn is making all of us think about our brand and professional identity. I love these. All of these Linkedin profile summaries have very friendly tones. I feel like they are specifically talking to me….
My feeling is LinkedIn profile summaries should contain some personality to differentiate the person. So many summaries read like a dry resume. Use these tips to update and create a more engaging one! It can be a powerful tool for job searching or metworking. Hi Andy, this blog is very interesting.
However, I am looking for tips about writing an effective summary when you lack strong work experience. Do you have any suggestion?
Thank you!! Why you should re-examine your Linkedin profile. I did note however, that both Kay and Paul have a typographic or grammatical error within their respective summaries. Thanks Christine.
This blog post is entirely focused on the quality and power of the Summary message. Happy to have helped! RT thethechad: 3 stunningly good LinkedIn summaries that inspired me to rewrite my own.
Thanks Andy, priceless advice. But now when people read my Summary they are actually hearing me speaking to them. Many thanks. Really great article, Andy! It inspired me to tweak my Summary and adjust my profile per your suggestions as well. Thanks for the great tips! Thanks for the shout out Andy.
I wondered why people were suddenly plagiarizing my profile left and right. Flattering, but sheez…. Well deserved Mark.
See what TweetinSweeting did with his profile summary. Love how he worked in his accomplishments in light fashion, conveying what he can give you. Super, LI profile summary, no?
Use your professional name. Find and use the best keywords for you, particularly job titles and technical qualifications.
Very nice! RT tweetinsweeting: 1.
Your LinkedIn Summary needs work. These 3 have cracked it. Dive in! Thanks for all your suggestions. Gotta get to work on that summary now! This is your opportunity to speak directly to your visitor, to differentiate yourself from the crowd, and to have an immediate impact. I do believe writing in third person sounds pretentious.
Need LinkedIn profile inspiration? Love this! Thanks for posting, Andy. Goede voorbereiding: halve werk! Do you have a LinkedIn summary? A friend just referred this to me. I loved your no-nonsense approach Paul.
Your CTA was warm and inviting. I too wish that a review of other profile summaries of those who opt for it be also published, so that they know in which areas they can improve. Great stuff here Andy, once again, thanks for demonstrating your hi value on the web! I always look forward to your thoughts. Thanks Charley. I saw that and will advise.