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!
Your headshot and headline is all that shows up in search results within LinkedIn, so you want it to tell the reader what you do. A job title alone doesn’t paint an enticing picture. Nor does it differentiate you from the other people on LinkedIn with the same job title.
Here are some examples of headlines I think are unique and show value. They are conservative, yet still have an impact!
Headlines with Impact
And without further delay here are the some enticing headlines
Operations Manager. Skilled in warehousing, purchasing, P&L, inventory management and logistics
Helping clients find solutions to challenging problems in electronics design, test, measurement and fabrication
Creative HR exec and operations manager. Experience with diversity HR practices, entrepreneurship and strategic partnerships
Looking for more help crafting your headline? Check out Fix Your LinkedIn Headline Today
For a while, Jason Alba 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?
There is no reason to highlight the fact that you are unemployed, in transition, or looking for your next opportunity. Recruiters do not care if you are employed or unemployed. If you have the skills they are looking for, they want to talk with you.