How do I write LinkedIn PROFILE summary?

Last Updated on February 6, 2021 by Ope Quadri

If you don’t a LinkedIn profile, then you’re missing out on vital job opportunities around you.

We got these tips on how to write your LinkedIn profile summary from a job consultant.

The LinkedIn summary or “about” section is often under-utilized by LinkedIn users. Many leave it completely blank or type in a short tagline better suited for a LinkedIn headline or a resume summary. 

But whether you’re using LinkedIn to find a job, market your business, or build your professional brand, the summary section is important real estate.

Whereas the headline allows just 120 characters, there are 2,000 characters available in the LinkedIn profile summary.

This about section could give you between 300-350 words to strengthen your profile by adding some personality, optimizing your search terms, telling your career story, and inspiring action from readers.

What should I say?!

This….. You have approx. 1400 characters to shine!

So include:

Details about WHO you are as a person.

Transferable skills. Eg. Communications skills, leadership/management skills, technical skills/systems, language skills, et al.

The most important and relevant parts of your Professional Experience.

How you might be of value to an organization.

NARRATE this, as in, think ‘story.’ Not keywords, bullets, shopping list of qualifications. Imagine you are talking about yourself in an interview. The summary must be aligned with the content of your CV/Resume.

Why would it be any different? I have told you that the Summary can be the first click of many recruiters and hiring managers.

You have EVERYTHING it takes to stand out, so let them SEE it!

Any other tips please? PS. It’s soon the weekend, so no more reviews until Monday please. Thank you!

I would add accomplishments. Everyone has them, but not everyone puts them in.

What are your greatest accomplishments?

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