“Looking for a Challenging Position”,
Believe me, there is no other LinkedIn headline poorer than this. Unfortunately, I realised this very late. Just like any other job seeker, I fell for this mistake. I thought recruiters will jump on my profile and chase me for available positions.
Well, do you know what’s the problem with these kinds of statements?
The first problem is, you have wasted the space on your LinkedIn headline. Headline space on LinkedIn (the one below your Profile Picture) is there to quickly mention your expertise and attract someone’s (recruiter or decision makers) attention to your profile. You merely have three seconds to catch someone’s attention. This can be done by putting some specific and strategic words there, so that they click on your profile and see what’s in there for them.
The second problem is, it sounds like a beggar. This headline doesn´t focus on the expertise/values that we have to offer but we show plain despair. We think that we will easily get noticed by recruiters. No matter if you have industry experience or not, what matters the most is, . Depict this, not your sheer desperation. By putting such statements, you fall into the category of despos. This is quite a serious issue that many of us fail to see.
What are other keywords in the headline that will make your profile look like a beggar one?
“Available for a new position”
“Available for new project”
“Actively looking for a job”
“Actively looking for a position”
“Looking for the exciting position”
“Looking for a job”
“Looking for new opportunities”
“Looking for a job”
“Looking for the project”
“Looking for a new challenge”
“Open for talks”
“Open to the new function”
“Open to new opportunities”
“Ready for a new challenge”
“Searching for a job”
“Searching for a new opportunity”
“Seeking new opportunity”
“Seeking for a new position”
“Seeking new opportunities and challenges”
Remember, if recruiter wants you, THEY WILL FIND YOU.…