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Profile-Killing Headlines on LinkedIn

May 26, 2017
Written by Dawn Rasmussen | Leave a Comment

Profile-killing headlines on LinkedIn abound.

((Warning: I am about to go on a well-intentioned rant!))profile-killing headline

The WORST possible profile-killing headlines are ones that lack substance.

They don’t indicate value.

They don’t even tell the reader what field or job target that you specialize in.

Want examples?

Easy enough:

  • Unemployed
  • Available
  • Looking for new opportunity
  • Leader
  • Ninja
  • Samurai
  • Expert
  • Student
  • Attended ABC School
  • Self-Employed
  • Consultant
  • Entrepreneur

The list goes on and on, but I think you get an idea know of what a profile-killing headline on LinkedIn looks like.

If you are currently looking for work, that’s fine.

But why not, instead, come up with something a little more meaty and energetic: “Decisive Accounting Manager Ready to Help Your Company Save Money.”

This tells the reader that you are open to new opportunities.

It also conveys value.

You also reveal a specific job title that summarizes your background while connecting to potential employer needs.

Remember, the more vague and less value-driven you are in your profile, the less success you will have in a job search.

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