Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ten tips for better LinkedIn profile headlines

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Please don't be the guy (or girl) with the generic auto "Title at Company Name" profile headline on LinkedIn. Even if you're not a marketer, but especially if you aren't currently employed, you need to use this valuable space to tell people exactly what it is that you do. It's not only important so that you show up in search results, but it will also make people click on your profile when there's a long list of people similar to you.

It only takes a minute, so please just go update it today and follow these ten tips:

  1. Establish yourself as an expert in something
  2. Explain why someone should connect with you
  3. Use stats & numbers if possible
  4. Utilize as many industry buzzwords as possible
  5. Start with a short question
  6. Use examples of proven results
  7. Differentiate yourself from everyone else in your function/industry
  8. Use V-bars (|) to separate sections
  9. If you're C-level say so
  10. If you're a jobseeker say so
Got any other tips? Or examples of some good headlines? Share them in the comments below:


Angel Nusrat said...

Helpful Post.

Angel Nusrat said...

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