How to Write a Strong LinkedIn Summary

Matt Glodz
How to Write a Strong LinkedIn Summary

5 Essential Components of an Effective LinkedIn Summary

A LinkedIn Summary is a key component of your LinkedIn profile that allows you to showcase your professional background, skills, and accomplishments to potential employers and connections.

This section should be a brief, concise overview of your professional identity and the value you bring to the table.

Here is a template for an effective LinkedIn Summary:

1. Introduction

Begin your summary with a brief introduction that summarizes your professional identity and career goals.

2. Professional background

Provide a brief overview of your professional background, including your job title, industry, and any notable achievements or responsibilities.

3. Skills and expertise

Highlight your top skills and areas of expertise, including both technical skills and soft skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.

4. Career goals

Share your career aspirations and how you hope to achieve them.

5. Closing

End your summary with a closing statement that summarizes the value you bring to the table and why you are a valuable asset in your industry.

In Summary

    An effective LinkedIn Summary is one that clearly communicates your professional identity and value to potential employers and connections.

    By including a mix of your professional background, skills, and career goals, you can showcase your strengths and demonstrate why you are a valuable asset in your industry.

    By following this template and tailoring it to your specific career goals and experiences, you can create an impactful and effective LinkedIn Summary.

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    About the AuthorMatt Glodz

    Matt Glodz is the Founder and Managing Partner of Resume Pilots and a Certified Professional Resume Writer.

    After studying business communication at Cornell University, Matt worked within Fortune 500 companies, where he noted that qualified candidates were frequently denied interview opportunities due to poorly written documents.

    At Resume Pilots, Matt combines his business and writing background - which includes prior work for a Chicago Tribune publication - to craft resumes that give his clients the best chance of landing interviews. He works with clients ranging from CEOs to recent graduates and has been writing resumes for over 10 years.

    He has been quoted on numerous business and career-related topics in outlets including Business Insider, CNBC, Fortune, Glassdoor, The Ladders, and Thrive Global.

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