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LinkedIn Headlines that Entice

Did you know you can customize your LinkedIn headline? By default LinkedIn places your current job title in there, but it can be so much more! If you want to watch an excellent, quick video on how to change your LinkedIn headline, Laura Roeder has a tutorial for you How to Change Your LinkedIn Profile Headline

Here are some examples of headlines I think are unique and show value.  They are conservative, yet still have impact!

If you are wondering where I found them, I searched a group I belong to on LinkedIn.  Yes, you can search groups you belong to by key word, company, etc without needing a paid subscription to LinkedIn.

Headlines with Impact

And without further delay, here are the eye catching, make me want to learn more headlines

You know who does an amazing job of critiquing headlines?  Jason Alba.  For a while, he was critiquing LinkedIn headlines on his site for free.  He is no longer doing that, BUT, if you read through some of his critiques, you can read his logic and this might help you with your questions! You’ve got to love the title of his post: “LinkedIn Professional Headline: yours probably sucks

Announcing You Are Looking?

And have you wondered how to say you are looking for a new job? Here are some examples:

Do these provide you with some ideas? What are you saying in your headline? Will it make someone want to learn more about you?


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  • Marc Miller February 21, 2012, 6:55 am

    I like to tell everyone to put their contact information right in the headline. At the very least put your e-mail address if not a phone #. Why make any hiring manager or recruiter have to search on how to contact you? If you are a small business owner you want to scream — contact me!!

  • Donna @ EdibleCreations February 24, 2012, 12:28 pm

    I am horrible with headlines of all sorts! I agree with Mare about the contact info. If you want to be called, give them the number first!

  • Yinka olaito July 2, 2012, 8:47 am

    They really strike a cord. but many do not will prefer other ways of doing it.

  • qnary December 6, 2012, 6:07 pm

    Having a great headline is very important on LinkedIn.  It will help you stand out from the rest of your competitors.

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