Right at the top of your LinkedIn profile, there is a space for a bio. This space is the first thing recruiters and employers will see when they review your LinkedIn account. That is why it is so important to make sure that your bio is perfect. You want to look like an accomplished professional that would be the ideal fit for the organization, even before they have read any of your other qualifications.
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Key Considerations When Setting up Your LinkedIn Bio:
When writing a bio, there are several pieces of information you should consider:
- What is the “Wow” Factor – What do you have in your history that makes people want to read more about you? What is that 1 thing that people will find most impressive about you?
- What’s the Job – Your bio should reflect the job you want to get. It shouldn’t necessarily be broad unless it has to be, because you’re not trying to get ALL jobs. You’re trying to get a specific job.
- What is Your Personality – There should be some personality in every bio. The bio should be positive, and feel like it reads with some form of energy.
Start your bio with something meaningful that relates to your experience, then follow it up with your greatest achievements, and then end it with some data on you and a bit of personality, and your bio will be perfect.
LinkedIn Bio Template Example:
Your LinkedIn Bio Summary
Obviously your experiences and passions will be different so you will need to think about what it is that is most important to you and about you. Once you have that, use the example above to create a similar LinkedIn bio that reflects your personality and achievements.