LinkedIn Summary: Something Different

September 10th, 2010 | by Jason Alba |

I wanted to showcase a summary I just came across that I really like.

It is … different.  Very different.  But I like it :)

Tia Dobi (@TiaDobi)is a professional writer… check out her summary  :


I love how this is a letter she is writing to her target audience.

All Summaries should be written to your audience, right?  But Tia takes it to the next level and makes it a letter written to them :)

Kudos for the great job Tia!

(another example of something different coming on Monday!)

  1. 4 Responses to “LinkedIn Summary: Something Different”

  2. By Lisbeth Tanz on Sep 17, 2010 | Reply

    Jason – nuts, I wish I would have thought of this. It’s a work of art in words. I am taking notes! (And sent you post out to my tweeps!)

    Happy Friday!


  3. By Tia Dobi on Sep 17, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Jason,

    Thank you for speaking so kindly of my LinkedIn profile. I’m honoured!

    I’ll reveal 3 further thinking tips your readers may want to use toute de suite:

    1 – The writing is in the present tense (even for past jobs :-D. That’s what makes my clients’ resumes rock, too).

    2 – See those testimonials in some of the job descripts? (i.e. not just under “recommendations”) heh heh :-D Why limit your #1 sales tool on the planet? Use a testimonial in your resume too!

    3 – In the contact section . . . I let it all hang out. Call, email, smoke signal me. Make it easy peasy for peeps to call you NOW. Like I always say, money likes speed.

    Bonus: You may play with giving your profile a headline or USP (unique selling proposition). Definitely do so with your resume.

    Trust this helps.

    Peace and profits,

    Tia Dobi

  4. By sueproulx on Sep 18, 2010 | Reply

    Hi Tia,

    Fell in love with your LinkedIn summary after checking it out through Twitter. It is as sharp, focused and original as you are. I’m now reworking my own LinkedIn profile so I can sell myself more effectively.

  5. By Warren Bobrow on Sep 18, 2010 | Reply

    To write with a smile is a gift and Tia makes it look easy. I like how you say smoke signal. That’s exactly what I said at the #140Conf. in NYC. Twitter is the smoke signal of our age.

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