Quick Tip - Optimize Your LinkedIn Headline
Don't just put your job title - Issue #55
Your professional headline on LinkedIn is the text that shows up below your name in the introduction card on your profile. It's displayed in search results and can be completely different from the title of your current position.
Most people make the mistake of only having their job title as their headline. It’s hard to get noticed when someone searches for a product manager, for example, and receives an endless list of results with:
Product Manager at ABC
Product Manager at DEF
Product Manager at XYZ
Did you know that you can enter up to 120 characters for your headline instead? Be creative! This is your chance to describe who you are, what you do, and your expertise in a way that stands out.
For example, my LinkedIn Headline shows what I do, where I live and work, and some personal info about me to be a little more interesting:
Leadership Coach & Career Advisor in NorCal | Invincible Career® | Tech geek | Nature lover | Powerlifter | Trail runner