Many of you might have heard that LinkedIn profiles are about to undergo another facelift. Rumor amongst career professionals has is that the new profile will highlight the Summary section in a new way—making it more important than ever to have a compelling Summary to offer your readers.
One of the most popular services The Essay Expert offers is writing the LinkedIn Profile Summary. We love interviewing people and writing copy for them; but you can also do it yourself if you are a good writer and know the message you want to get across. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, some tips for writing a great LinkedIn Summary might come in handy!
Well, you’re in luck. CareerCast published one of my articles that provides five tips for a KILLER LinkedIn Summary; and although I agreed not to post the entire article on my own blog, I wanted to share the link with you. Here it is!
As a preview, the tips are:
- Never leave the Summary section blank!
- Use all 2,000 characters.
- Tell stories.
- Break it up (graphically).
- Include your contact information [NOTE: I no longer suggest doing this unless you have space to spare, since the Contact Information section has recently been made more prominent.]
I will likely write a sequel to this article soon, so please take a look at the first one and stay tuned for more useful advice!
For samples of The Essay Expert’s LinkedIn Summary statements, see our LinkedIn Profile Samples. And if you are looking for a professional LinkedIn Profile Writing service, please visit our LinkedIn Profile Writing page to learn more about our services and rates.
Do you have more ideas about how to write a KILLER LinkedIn Summary? Please share below… you might even get quoted in my next article!