How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Headline

Your LinkedIn “headline” is the section at the very top of your profile that is dedicated to describing who you are and what your expertise is.

Keep It Concise

LinkedIn headlines should be 220 characters max — which could potentially be 10-20 words, depending on how long the words you use are.

Get Something on Paper

Brainstorm all the things you think are important about yourself.

Edit and Edit Again

Don’t worry if your first draft isn’t your last draft. Keep editing your headline until all extra words are gone. Get down to the basics.


Don’t Be a Seeker

Don’t use “seeking a job” language in your headline. It wastes space and doesn’t tell the potential employer much about you other than you really want a job.


Choose Good Keywords

Make sure they are relevant to your job and the role you want to seek.

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