Updated: Apr 21, 2020
Your headline is incredibly important for your LinkedIn profile if you are looking for a new role.
It is a key element in any LinkedIn Search and is the number 1 item which comes up after your name.
When recruiters & companies are searching for people with the right skill set to fill a vacancy, what do you think they type into their search on LinkedIn? Do you think they type in:
… ‘Seeking Employment?’
… ‘Looking for next opportunity?’
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!
They type in phrases & titles such as:
They type in WHAT they are looking for.
If you type in ‘Immediately Available’ you get a completely random set of skill sets & people.
Put yourself in a recruiters shoes & make it easy for them to find you.
Use your headline to sell your skills & expertise e.g.:
✒ Programme & Project Manager | Transformation & Change Delivery
✒ Health & Safety Consultant | Construction | Onshore & Offshore Energy
✒ Trainer | Coach | Mentor
To ‘do LinkedIn better’ pick a headline which sells you & will show up in searches.
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