Tuesday Tip: Make your LinkedIn Summary Count

May 30, 2017

The summary on your LinkedIn profile is one of the top things recruiters look at when viewing profiles, so here are a few things you can do to make the best impression:

Tell your story. Think of your summary as your elevator pitch - how would you spark interest in just 20 seconds? Instead of a laundry list of your work experience, concisely share your passions, motivations, goals and what makes you unique as a professional. For example, you could start with: “I am a budding talent acquisition specialist with a knack for finding the perfect hires for businesses.”

Be real. How would your colleagues and friends describe you and your work? Include those words and write how you speak. If you’re enthusiastic and witty, be enthusiastic and witty. And for those struggling with writer’s block, we’ve added a nifty suggested summary tool so that all you need to do is personalize.