All posts tagged with how to write your LInkedIn profile

LinkedIn profiles, lip sync battles and lessons you can learn.

The other day I wrote a blog about what lip syncing can teach you about writing a dating profile. Now it’s time to apply those same lessons toward a winning LinkedIn profile (and About Me, of course!). When Dwayne Johnson made his lip syncing debut on Spike TV, I didn’t anticipate the former wrestler to do it to Taylor Swift. Yet, there he was shake, shake, shaking it off – rap number included. It was hilarious. It was also unexpected and memorable.… read more

Profile writing tips for LinkedIn users.

How to unlock that opening anecdote. You may be surprised by this, but the best LinkedIn profiles and professional bios begin with a personal anecdote. Why? For three reasons. The first is that it makes the bio unique to you. After all, while other professionals may share your qualifications, none share your personality. The second reason is that a personal anecdote will bring you, the person, to life and, in doing so, it will inspire trust. Let’s face it, we… read more

LinkedIn profile or sleep aid?

Today I scanned a number of arbitrary LinkedIn profiles and realized that even back-to-back episodes of “Married to a Jonas” would be more interesting. Boring does not begin to describe what I read. I saw claims of “proven leadership, proven performance, proven results” with no proof to back them up. The same held true of “demonstrated”, a word people seemed to throw around without actually demonstrating anything. People also listed traits like “well-organized” and “responsible”, which are a far too… read more