Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Ladders: LinkedIn Profile Summary

There are two things you can be sure of when executive recruiters discover your LinkedIn profile: They expect to see a summary, and they expect to learn a little about who you are, wrote Kris Dunn, HR expert and blogger of HR Capitalist.

Job titles and dates of employment alone on LinkedIn will not cut it. You need to use the “summary” area (commonly referred to as the “about” section) to frame the your narrative as a job-candidate in a way you would like to be perceived, advised Dunn in the post “Is Your “About” Page Real, or Just Real Phony?“. In this post, Dunn recommends honesty and transparency in personal branding rather than bold claims of being an expert when you are not.

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Source: The Ladders

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