Your LinkedIn headline is the most critical part of your profile. Along with your name and profile photo, it is the first thing people see when they find you in search results or land on your profile.
Typically, you have about 7 seconds to impress a potential connection before the move on to the next search result. So it’s probably a good idea to make that first impression a good one!
Writing the Perfect LinkedIn Headline
When people see you in the search results or land on your LinkedIn profile, are they clicking through to learn more about you? Are they then sending you connection requests? If you answered “no” or “I don’t know,” your headline may be to blame.
The role of your LinkedIn headline is to get a potential employer’s attention. You want to make them want to learn more about you. Your headline will determine whether they will click on your profile to learn more, or simply leave. This infographic from Top Dog Social Media will help you write a headline that stands out and make people want to learn more. From using the right keywords to a headline with style, here you’ll learn how to get noticed and improve your chances of success.
Remember, you only have 7 seconds… what will you do with them?