Your LinkedIn summary is the first thing anyone will see when they visit your profile, so it's important to get it right with tricks like using more than 40 words. The Daily Muse has one more: telling the reader what you want them to do next.
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It's a useful and simple tip:
Give them a call to action. Obviously, it you're a covert job seeker, you don't want to bust out a call to action like "I'm actively seeking new career opportunities. Please contact me." However, you can be pretty clear on what you'd like to happen next, without outing yourself. And again, it can be engaging (and, yes, even humorous). Consider something like:
"I'm always looking for a new problem to solve, so if you've got a doozy you need hand with, feel free to contact me directly at [email protected]"
It needn't be your email — you could ask the reader to reach out to you on LinkedIn or any other social network. The point is to give them a clear line of action so that they aren't left wondering what is the best thing to do next.
4 Key Elements Of A Killer LinkedIn Summary [The Daily Muse]