The LinkedIn professional headline is one part of the profile that most people miss a great opportunity to promote their skills. This is great news for the unemployed who often struggled what to put in this area of the profile. Now everyone has an opportunity to advertise their skills and take advantage of the 120 characters to showcase their professionalism.
The headline should be written like a newspaper headline, intriguing enough for someone to want to read more about you, which will compel them to link to your full profile. The Headline is not just your job title anymore, use all of the 120 characters LinkedIn gives you to make yourself stand out online.
Here are some helpful tips to write a professional headline:
1. Use Key Words: Think of the Key Words that a recruiter would be searching for if looking for someone like you? Embed as many Key Words into your headline.
EXAMPLE: Project Management, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Executive, Six Sigma Black Belt.
2. Think of how you help your clients. Helping _____________ with _______________.
EXAMPLE: Helping Clients Find Solutions to Challenging Problems in Electronic Design, Test, Measurement and Fabrication.
Headlines are an important part of your LinkedIn profile. Your photo, name and headline follow you around LinkedIn wherever you travel around the site. A good headline creates an opportunity for you to customize your Profile for personal marketing. Using the right Keywords will increase the probability that your Profile will appear in a recruiters search for someone with those skills. Construct a creative headline, a small change on your LinkedIn Profile can lead to a successful job search.
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