Here’s the story – you gotta read it, although I’ll paraphrase what happened.
Her client put the status on LinkedIn to something like “I’m a consultant.” He started to get some congratulatory emails since he had just transitioned out of his last role as a CIO.
This was frustrating because the message he was sending was “I’ve landed!” and his network stopped thinking about him as someone who they could help land.
So, they changed the status (click here to see what they changed it to) and within hours he got another email from a colleague who was interested in talking with him about a job opportunity.
It’s probably too early to know if he landed or not, but this is a terrific example of how powerful just a few words can be on your LinkedIn Profile.
Are YOU sending the right message to your contacts?