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LinkedIn Headline Examples for Job Seekers

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LinkedIn Headline Examples for Job Seekers

The best LinkedIn headlines for your job hunt have a few things in common. They will:

  1. Show your skills and expertise (what do you do?)
  2. Include current or past job titles if those are relevant to the jobs you’re pursuing now
  3. Communicate the value you bring to a new employer (why should they care?)
  4. Include at least one keyword/phrase for the type of job you want, whether a job title or other keyword

Below are examples of effective headlines.

The Best LinkedIn Headline for Entry-Level Job Seekers and Recent Grads

Recent ___ graduate with a focus in ___, ___ and ___

Headline Examples:

Recent Finance graduate with a focus in financial analysis, reporting, and auditing

LinkedIn Headline Examples for Job Seekers with Experience

1. Role | Specific Achievement

Headline Examples:

B2B Inside Sales Rep | $2.4MM generated in 2018

Digital Ads Manager | 5 Years’ Experience Managing 7-figure ad budgets

This is a great LinkedIn headline for job seekers who have past results they can quantify.

2. Role | Years of Experience in Industry | Fun Fact to Stand Out

Headline Examples:

Human Resources Manager | 10+ Years of People Experience | Disneyland Annual Passholder

Senior Manufacturing Engineer | 6+ Years in GMP Manufacturing | Cat fanatic

This LinkedIn headline formula is a great way to include multiple keywords for the type of job you’re targeting (so you can get found in LinkedIn searches), while showing some personality, too.

3. Role | Industry/Expertise | Unique Value You Bring

Headline Examples:

Director of HR at Oracle | Software Technology | Certified HR Trainer

R&D Scientist at Pfizer | Oncology Research | Science Blogger

4. Role | Helping ___ (type of company) do ___ (result)

Headline Example:

Social Media Manager | Helping software start-ups manage and grow their social media to drive more sales

5. I help ___ (type of company) do ___ (desired result)

Headline Example:

I help coaches and consultants generate an additional $10,000-20,000 per month via video ads

6. What you do/how you meet someone’s pain point | Keyword 1 | Keyword 2 | Keyword 3

Example Headline:

I help manufacturers become more efficient through process engineering | GMP-Certified | Project Manager | CQE

The keywords should be what a recruiter or hiring manager would search for if they were looking for someone with your skills or background. 

7. Specializing in ____, ____, and ____

Headline Example:

Content Marketing Strategist specializing in press releases, blog content, and social media

This is a relatively simple formula that puts your job title or main keyword at the very front of your profile, so it gets noticed immediately.

8. X Years of Experience in ____ | Helping companies ____

Headline Examples:

5+ Years of experience in software product management | Helping tech companies grow and deliver outstanding mobile and web applications

8 years of experience in customer support for multiple Fortune-500 companies | Helping global brands deliver an outstanding customer experience

9. Area of Expertise #1 & Area of Expertise #2

Headline Examples:

Creative Advertising Expert & Digital Marketing Strategist

Engineering Team Lead & Project Management Professional



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