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Writing Much Better LinkedIn Professional Headlines (a methodical approach)

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

This is the best article I've seen on writing a LinkedIn Professional Headline. How to write the best LinkedIn headline (and why it matters) My only concern is that you could do all this and still have too much jargon or cliche...

Adding a new Job to your Profile, Finally LinkedIn Doesn’t Hijack your Headline!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

In a fix that has bugged me for years, LinkedIn has finally done something awesome for users! I recently added a new position to my Profile, for my video game class, and when adding, saw this: This is super cool.  Before this option, LinkedIn would basically overwrite anything you had in your ...

Great Ideas for Your LinkedIn Profile Professional Headline

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Check out this great post on Brazen Careerist titled 4 Headline Hacks to Create an Irresistible LinkedIn Profile. Michelle Evans gives a number of examples in four categories, or types of headlines: Expert status claim your niche Direct to customer Creative cat The examples are awesome.  Read them here. If you want to see excellent feedback ...

New Job Title? Watch your Professional Headline Change…. :(

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Late last night I snuck into my office to do a 3 minute job: add a new job title to my Profile.  I just proofed my third book, 51 Alternatives to a Real Job, and added that as a title. I was hoping people would see that in their updates ...

Marketing Tip: LinkedIn Professional Headline + Your URL

Monday, October 29th, 2012

In most places in LinkedIn you won't see a URL on your Professional Headline become a hyperlink. But there is one very cool place that it becomes a link: In my email inbox.  Look at this: This is what I see in my inbox this morning.  It is the daily email I ...

LinkedIn Professional Headline Overwritten with Job Title

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

If you change your current title in LinkedIn, double check to see if it is now your Professional Headline. I recrafted my Professional Headline and then add a new current title, and it overwrote my Professional Headline. :( A few weeks later it happened again, on another account. I'd mark this up to ...

LinkedIn Profile, Professional Headline, Title & Branding

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Yesterday I announced I brought on my dad to the JibberJobber team, and WE'RE EXCITED!  I'm super excited to have his help, and he's excited to have a change in his career.  You can read about it here. Today we spent some time on his LinkedIn Profile.  For various reasons (good ...

LinkedIn Professional Headline Critiques: Awesome!

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Yesterday I wrote about LinkedIn Professional Headlines as a marketing opportunity and said you could put yours in the comments and "I (we?) might critique it." Then, I buckled down and went to work on some big deadlines. THEN, people started putting their headlines in.... I critiqued three but had to get ...

LinkedIn Professional Headline: Yours probably sucks

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Comments are now closed. Need help with your Professional Headline? That's included in the LinkedIn Profile Critique (like this and this) Let me know if you want one.  It is currently priced at $99. So many times I see LinkedIn Professional Headlines that ... well, suck. Yours probably ...

LinkedIn "Professional Headline" for the Unemployed

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Yesterday I got a question on Twitter about my post on the LinkedIn Professional Headline, and what you should put there if you are in transition. What a great question.  I think it's okay to have something like either of these: Option 1: lay your cards out on the table. Project manager in ...