I wanted to rewrite my LinkedIn Summary to reflect my current pursuits and the direction I was heading in. A LinkedIn Summary is the first thing people see when visiting your profile. I wanted my summary to give a strong impression of who I was, where I came from, and where I was going.
I used the following criteria to rewrite my summary:
Summarize my past accomplishments
Show my skills and expertise
Show my interest and passion for my field
Show my future aspirations and pursuits
Soon after rewriting my summary, I saw a jump in profile views from across various industries. I have received compliments and proposals for collaboration from strangers, based simply on my LinkedIn Summary.
Rather than seeing my LinkedIn Summary as an abstract of my CV, I approached it as a short autobiography. It was an opportunity for me to tell my story.
If you would like to tell your story, on LinkedIn, on your personal or company website, I hope you’ll consider letting me be the author of that story. You can get in touch with me here.