Awesome LinkedIn Summary: Michelle Schmidt

June 19th, 2012 | by Jason Alba |

Want to be inspired by an awesome LinkedIn Summary?  Check out what Michelle Schmidt, from the Indianapolis area, did: Michelle Schmidt on LinkedIn.

It’s brilliant for a number of reasons:

  • It is long: 1,952 characters.  I tell people to get as close to 2k characters as possible… Michelle did this.
  • She doesn’t list all the reasons why she’s a great resume writer (attention to detail, etc.).  She says she is qualified to write resumes because… well, in her own words: “I know how my clients feel because I HAVE BEEN THERE. I have been in corporate America, shuffled in mindlessly from the garage, and felt the stress of possible job loss.”
  • It is engaging.  Michelle’s voice is casual, personable, and engaging.  She tells the story. By the time I’m done reading it I feel like we can be friends, she can understand my situation, and we agree with things (see her last line).

Do this on your LinkedIn Summary.  It’s awesome.

  1. 4 Responses to “Awesome LinkedIn Summary: Michelle Schmidt”

  2. By Mark Cummuta on Jun 19, 2012 | Reply


    Excellent points! Your summary needs to be engaging and touch your potential clients/employers for what you feel are the key elements of what they need. But it also has to be in YOUR voice!

    Guess I’ll have to re-review mine now, too! Thanks Jason, and great job Michelle!

  3. By Michelle Schmidt on Jun 19, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you, Jason! Coming from you I am quite flattered!
    I sat down one Sunday morning and wrote from the heart. It was how I felt, and I knew I couldn’t be the ONLY one to have a SEE (significant emotional event!!)….so I wrote about it in my profile. I wrote it in approx. 20 minutes – the words just flowed out.
    My advice….use your SEE to relate to others – we have all been there at one time or another so why not help someone else?
    Ahhhhh….LinkedIn therapy. I feel better already!

  4. By R Pasionek on Jun 19, 2012 | Reply

    Michelle’s linkedin summary was very personable.

  5. By Marti Benjamin on Jun 20, 2012 | Reply

    Michelle’s summary reads “from the heart.” I too felt a personal connection and I immediately identified with the anti-shuffling idea. Great job, Michelle and thanks for pointing me to this summary, Jason.

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