A LinkedIn headline is similar to an article title in that it entices readers to read it. It is displayed at the top of user profiles. It gives a quick description of who the person is and what distinguishes them. In search results, the title appears next to users’ profile images.
The purpose of the title is to entice LinkedIn visitors to visit your profile and learn more about what you do. It’s a unique opportunity to introduce yourself to your profile visitors in just 120 characters or 18 words.
When you’re unemployed, keeping your LinkedIn page up to date can be difficult. When you’re between employment, what should you put in your professional headline and current position? After all, upgrading your profile is supposed to attract potential employers. Instead of attracting hiring managers, choosing the wrong content could drive them away.
Your work title should be the first thing in your headline. Add your area of expertise or specialisation if you don’t wish to include your employment title. This is a crucial step in articulating your work.
Insert your most recent job title or the term that best represents what you do if you are not presently working.
Mention about what makes you stand out from the crowd.
This is the section where you can make a statement. Achievements, the capacity to tackle specific challenges, years of experience, or a unique skill could all be part of your unique selling point.
From one of our LinkedIn headline examples, here’s an example of a unique selling point:
‘Since 2011, we’ve saved businesses over $4.6 million.’
Notice how, in just six words, this LinkedIn user distinguishes himself from the herd and demonstrates how he can bring value.
The next step is to double-check that your LinkedIn headline contains keywords that are relevant to your industry.
You must rank your profile in searches if you want hiring managers and recruiters to look at it. Having a keyword-optimized headline will help your profile rank higher.
Your job title, which we discussed in step one, will frequently be the most essential keyword.
Here are some suggestions of what to say if you decide to indicate that you’re looking for a new job and would like the support of your network:
Actively Looking for Work
Available for New Opportunities
Actively Looking for Work
Trying to Find a New Job
Professional in Logistics Seeking Work
LinkedIn headlines for students:
It can be difficult to know what to write right after graduation, especially if you don’t have much or any experience. When you don’t know what’s too much or too little, how can you strike the correct balance?
Make a compelling headline and summary.
The headline is your chance to tell the world who you are and what you want. ‘Marketing student looking for a social media internship’ or ‘Health management student hoping to be a health leader’ are two examples. In the summary, go into more detail, but keep it short and to-the-point. Avoid overused buzzwords like “motivated” and “passionate.” Because LinkedIn profiles are searchable, consider selecting keywords relevant to your sector.
Work isn’t the only thing that counts when it comes to gaining experience.
The first items on your list should be any relevant employment experience, internships, and volunteer activities. But don’t forget to include other details that will set you apart, such as your education, programmes you’ve taken, languages you speak, certificates, and so on. Request that your contacts vouch for your abilities and write you references. If you mention skills in your profile, it will get 13 times more views.
showcase your interest and knowledge
Repurpose your essays into blog posts, write about your initiatives, share fascinating articles, and comment on industry-related subjects to increase your influence. Interact with your connections; LinkedIn is a professional social network, not just an online resume.
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Preety Kaur Dhanjal
-GROWTH CENTRAL VC