LinkedIn Summary Domination

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Young man holding a black tablet with social friends isolated on whiteI was looking up a company the other day, a company that provides career training. Their president and CEO completely skipped his summary.

The first impression I had was, “Man, this company really doesn’t get it.”

By the time a hiring manager or potential customer or new contract opportunity gets to your LinkedIn summary, they’re already interested in you. According to a retina tracking study done by The Ladders, recruiters spend about 8 seconds per profile before moving on.

8 seconds!

Your summary starts kicking in on the 9th second.

It’s what people read when they are already interested in you and want to know more.

And you’re going to deny them that opportunity?


Let me guess. Because you don’t know what to say.

That’s a fair excuse. After all, there’s not really been a good model for writing summaries…until today.

Introducing The Jim Nudelman method of writing your profile summary.

Feel free to test out your new profile summary in the comments below. I won’t bite. I promise.

Joshua Waldman, author of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies, is recognized as one of the nation’s top authorities in Social Media Career Advancement. To learn Joshua’s secret strategies for shortening the job search and getting the right job right away, watch his exclusive video training here:

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