June 18, 2015

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Having troubles writing your summary on LinkedIn? You are not alone.

Many people experience a hard time when it comes to writing a summary. Finding the right keywords are one thing, but then to combining them into a self-righteous text while maintaining integrity can be hard.

Recently a group of actors published videos of them reading LinkedIn summaries out loud, making a mock of the classic over enthusiastic employee “I don’t attend meetings, I attend doings”. Thus, it is worth mentioning that the right expression and tone of voice will make everything sound pretentious.

It is definitely something that takes practice, but some tools that might be useful for your first summary could be:

  • Define your interests – often they matches your competencies, and it might be easier to write “I’m interested in marketing” than “I am soooo good at marketing”
  • Start with the easy part – what do you do, where do you work, what have you studied
  • Think about what you want to be known for – the “softer” competencies
  • Keep it short and concise
  • Gather inspiration from likeminded

Sara Lockhart Gammelgaard
Sara Lockhart Gammelgaard