Mar 24, 2020 in Coaching
LinkedIn Summary for Job Seekers to GET NOTICED
LinkedIn is a great way to stay on top of your career advancement and stay up to date with your professional connections.
How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
Your LinkedIn Summary (or ABOUT Section) is arguably the most important section of your LinkedIn Profile. With 2000 Characters available, it gives your reader a synopsis into who you are by answering three important questions: what, why, and how. What do you do? Why do you do it? and How you do it? It is also an opportunity for you to showcase your personality and hone in on your personal brand. Your LinkedIn profile is not as strict and as formal as your Resume, so this is a prime page real-estate to showcase your personality and your unique value proposition,.
Here is My 5-Step Formula to creating a Compelling LinkedIn Summary:
1. Strong one line opening.
This kicks off your summary with a bang and gives the reader a feel for who you are. It also entices them to read further. Some examples of how you could open your summary could be your favorite quote or mantra, your greatest achievement or skill that you have, or even a funny line. However, you decide to open your Summary, make sure that it showcases your personality and is something that you want your reader to know about you right off the bat.
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Mine is "People are my passion, and impact is my purpose." I immediately want people to know when they read my summary that I am passionate about people and that I am determined to make an impact.
An example of an opening for a job seeker could be: “At age five I told my parents I wanted to be a football player. It seems the sport of business was the real game for me”
As you can see that already entices me to want to read further and to learn more about this person and what got them started in business. So, when you're thinking about creating your one-line opening, make sure that it's relatable to you, your life, your personality, and especially your story. Entice the reader to read further.
2. What you do.
Here, you are going to tell your reader what it is that you do. You could explain what a day in the life or a day on the job is like, or what your career interests are if you are a job seeker.
Example from my profile: As a Career Strategist & Coach, I help people land their dream jobs and transition into their ideal careers every day. Talk about rewarding?
3. Why you do it.
Why are you in that job or industry? What excites you about the work that you do? Why are you passionate about it? If you are a job seeker, why are you interested in going into that specific career or industry? Here is an opportunity for you to go deep into your passion, your desires, and even your future aspirations and goals.
4. How you do it
How do you do what you do? Here is a great place to add your achievements, your key skills, and your specialties. Think about what makes you unique, and how are you different from another professional or job seeker? Now is a great time to add in bullet points or a list to break out your text. This also helps add depth to your summary.
5. A Call to Action.
Every great summary ends with a call to action. Here is where you tell your reader what steps you would like them to take after reading your profile. Is it that you want them to contact you about job opportunities in a specific field or interest, or connect with you if they’re also interested in the real estate industry, make sure that you add a good call to action so that your reader can take steps after reading your profile.
- Write like you speak, keep it conversational.
- Make sure that you include keywords that are career-specific and industry-specific as this will help to boost your profile and so you appear in searches.
- Be sure that you include some rich media in the form of pictures or videos as this could help showcase your work or who you are in a different light.
- Tell a story. Your readers will connect with you most if you are telling your story
Your LinkedIn Summary gives readers great insight into who you are beyond just your work experience and skills. Take time to build out a great Summary using these 5 tips, in addition to enhancing your entire profile to make sure it aligns with your story and your personal brand.