Do you know you can customize your LinkedIn headline? By default, LinkedIn will use your current job title. But you can make it so much more! If you’d like to watch a quick video on changing your LinkedIn headline, Laura Roeder has a tutorial How to Change Your LinkedIn Profile Headline.
Here are some good examples of headlines that 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?
She brings over 10 years of experience helping displaced workers search for their next opportunity, and has developed and delivered workshops as well as managed the implementation of Career Navigator, a five-day intensive boot camp for professional level job seekers.
In addition to her blog, Career Sherpa, Hannah is honored to be designated as Job Search Navigator on Job-Hunt.org as well as a featured blogger on HerRochester. She also contributes to Career Collective, a community of nationally known expert career coaches and resume writing professionals who write monthly on job search related topics, and guest blogs for Brand-Yourself.com on social media trends and tools. Follow Hannah on Twitter!