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20 Superb LinkedIn Summary Examples (+Writing Guide)

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The ultimate guide to writing the perfect LinkedIn summary, with 20 LinkedIn summary templates and CV Nation’s unique LinkedIn summary formula.

A strong, compelling and optimised LinkedIn summary is a vital tool for jobseekers, both when applying for jobs traditionally and when networking on LinkedIn. The summary is arguably as important as the headline.

Your LinkedIn summary is your chance to illustrate your unique value proposition, showing potential employers what you can bring to the table and what makes you stand out from the crowd.

This guide includes 20 great LinkedIn summary samples, as well as our unique formula and everything you need to know to craft the perfect LinkedIn summary.

Why are LinkedIn profile summaries important for jobseekers?

A recent study found that job applicants with an extensive LinkedIn profile are 71% more likely to receive a call back for a job interview than those with no LinkedIn profile.

But the most interesting find of this study was this: job applicants with ‘bare bones’ LinkedIn profiles or basic LinkedIn profiles are less likely to receive call backs for job interviews than those with no LinkedIn profile whatsoever.

As the study indicates, a weak LinkedIn profile can be very damaging to your job search.

This is because many recruiters navigate to your LinkedIn profile when you apply for jobs. If the content isn’t impressive, there’s a good chance they won’t pursue you as a candidate.

LinkedIn profile summaries - as well headlines - are what really let down many of these weak LinkedIn profiles. Many LinkedIn users’ summaries simply don’t articulate their value and uniqueness.

For help with your LinkedIn headline, take a look at our 15 great LinkedIn headline samples.

The LinkedIn profile summary formula

Using our LinkedIn profile summary formula is a sure-fire way of impressing other LinkedIn users, making yourself stand out and providing yourself with a greater chance of impressing potential employers.

Follow our 8-step formula to prepare yourself a great LinkedIn summary.

1. Introduction

Start your LinkedIn summary by introducing yourself. Don’t jump straight into your accomplishments or your unique value proposition. Tell the reader who you are.

Remember, LinkedIn is a social networking platform and it's best to use an informal approach. Use a conversational tone and be concise.

Take a look at the first paragraph of our LinkedIn summary templates in this guide to see examples of effective introductions to LinkedIn summaries.

2. Authenticity

Authenticity is arguably one of the most important steps in our LinkedIn summary formula.

Being authentic on LinkedIn is vital. It makes you stand out from the millions of other LinkedIn users who may possess very similar skill sets and experiences to you.

Avoid generic phrases. Ensure your LinkedIn profile’s summary is unique to you and tell the reader what makes you stand out from the crowd.

Other ways of being authentic on LinkedIn include adding short introduction videos to your summary and uploading media content to showcase your work.

3. Achievements

Illustrating your achievements is a great way to make yourself stand out on LinkedIn. Use bullet points of symbols to draw attention to your key achievements. Be succinct and don’t go into too much detail.

4. Numbers and Data

Make use of numbers and data to bolster your achievements. Numbers and data back your achievements up by providing tangible evidence of the results.

Here is an example:

‘Grew revenue by 42% over the course of two years’.

Notice how the use of numbers enhances the achievement and makes it more realistic.

5. Unique Value Proposition

The best LinkedIn profile summaries are the ones that effectively illustrate the user’s unique value proposition.

What is a unique value proposition?

It’s the key benefit that you offer to employers, making you stand out from other LinkedIn users and showing why you’re a unique candidate.

Articulating your unique value proposition in your LinkedIn summary will show potential employers why you’re a stronger candidate than other LinkedIn users. It also enables them to envision how you can add value to their organisation.

Identify your unique value proposition and ensure it comes across in your LinkedIn profile’s summary.

6. Key Skills and Experineces

Your LinkedIn profile’s summary should touch on your key skills and experiences, touching on those that are most relevant to your career objectives.

Provide examples of times you have utilised your skills to achieve positive outcomes and, if possible, tie these into your work experiences.

7. Keyword Optimisation

Your LinkedIn profile should be optimised with strategically-placed keywords to help it appear in searches and increase its traffic.

Along with the LinkedIn headline, the summary is one of the most important parts of your profile to consider when optimising it for search purposes. If done correctly, this will improve its online presence and bring more potential employers to your profile.

Ensure to include keywords that are relevant to your profession and industry. Additionally, include a specialities or skills section at the end of your summary; here you can add a list of keywords to help your ranking.

Take a look at the LinkedIn summary samples in this guide to see how we included relevant keywords.

8. Call to Action

End your LinkedIn summary with a clear, concise call to action. Tell the reader what you want them to do, whether it’s to send you a LinkedIn message or to check out your website.

If you’re already employed, you may want to be more subtle with your call to action. Something along the lines of ‘feel free to get in touch to learn more about me’ would suffice if you don’t want your current employer to know that you’re pursuing new opportunities.

LinkedIn Summary Examples

LinkedIn Summary Example 1
Project Manager

Specialising in real estate and construction, I’ve amassed over 10 years’ experience in project management. I’m passionate about translating project visions and objectives into reality, offering tangible results in line with client expectations.

My recent successes include:

- Executed and delivered the 40 million dollar ‘Coastal Build’ project, involving the construction of 8 luxury apartment properties in LA

- Generated $400k in cost savings by sourcing new construction materials

I’m adept with multiple project management methodologies including Waterfall and Agile. My expertise extends to budget management, stakeholder management and finance management.

Having recently completed a six-month assignment, I am now actively pursuing new contract roles in Los Angeles. Feel free to send me a message to learn more about me.

Specialities: Project management, construction, real estate project management, budget management, project delivery, stakeholder management, Agile, Waterfall.

LinkedIn Summary Example 2
Mechanical Engineer

I’ve always had a natural curiosity for machinery. As a child, I loved taking things apart and putting them back together. By the age of 12, I was building components for use in construction and even making a bit of pocket money for my troubles. My passion for machinery continued to develop and I soon obtained a mechanical engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Today, I’m still doing what I love. As a mechanical engineer for a major airline, I create state-of-the-art solutions and solve some of the most complex problems facing the airline industry.

Successes achieved during my time in this role include:

- Presented with the ‘Star of the Year’ award for solving one of the airline’s most challenging problems of the last decade, selected out of a field of 10,000 employees.

- Completed the 500 million dollar ‘New Age’ project as part of the construction of a new fleet of innovative aircraft.

When I’m not working on mechanical engineering projects, I’m either spending time with my family or reading mystery novels.

I love to connect with people from all walks of life, so please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

Specialities: Mechanical engineering, client management, metallics/composites, structural analysis, mechanical design, aerospace systems, fatigue analysis.

LinkedIn Summary Example 3
Real Estate Manager

I’m a real estate professional with over 20 years’ experience, with a particular focus on property acquisitions and fund management.

Over the last few years, I’ve specialised in the sale of high-end residential properties to UHNW clients in Los Angles and the surrounding areas. Recent sales include a 40 million dollar beach house in Malibu. In 2019, I closed over 400 million dollars in real estate sales.

My job is mostly about relationship building, which comes natural to me. I’ve always been a big people person who loves making new friends. As a real estate agent, this skill proves invaluable, enabling me to develop broad networks of contacts and maximise client satisfaction.

In the future, I intend to continue doing what I do best: selling properties and helping clients get the most out of their investments.

Interested in discussing our portfolio of properties or other real estate solutions? Get in touch with me. I’d love to hear from you.

Areas of expertise: Fund management, investment management, real estate sales, business development, relationship management, portfolio management.

LinkedIn Summary Example 4
Software Developer

As a teenager at school, I was the kid other students approached about issues with their phone or laptop. I was the go-to guy for fixing resolving any technical problems.

Today, not much has changed. I’m still the first point of call for technical issues. The difference is I now also develop innovative software to solve the problems of multinational companies. One of my most recent projects involved designing and rolling-out a new piece of software to optimise the efficiency of holiday bookings. This contributed to a reduction in staff numbers and 12% increase in travel bookings.

In my spare time, I manage a voluntary organisation called Butterfly, which aims to help young people get involved in technology. This involves training kids in software development and key technical processes. I also create PS4 games, one of which was voted as the best game of 2020 on over 10 websites.

If you want to know more about me, send me a message or reach out to me at softwaredevelopment@example.ex

LinkedIn Summary Example 5
Sales Manager

I’m a sales manager, specialising in the sale of construction materials. Over the course of 15 years in this sphere, I have built a large network of contacts with suppliers and customers across Europe.

Currently employed as sales manager at IC2I Construction Europe Ltd., I build relationships with suppliers and clients while executing new sales strategies to generate growth. I also lead a team of six sales staff and source new materials across Europe. During my time in this role, I have finalised the sale of over 100 million euros worth of construction materials.

Among my colleagues, I am known as a tenacious go-getter. I set challenging goals and I make sure my team have the capabilities to meet them.

Having recently completed a 12-month contract in Russia, I am now open to new opportunities in the UK or across Europe. Feel free to get in touch with me.

LinkedIn Summary Example 6
Hotel Manager

I’m a hotel manager, with over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. Having spent the last 10 years managing large four-star resorts in Tenerife, Spain and Gran Canaria, I have built a reputation for growing revenue and increasing hotel room occupancy rates.

I am currently responsible for manging a 3,000-room all-inclusive resort in Los Cristianos, which includes four restaurants, three bars, four swimming pools and six retail outlets. During my time in this role, I have been successful in increasing the hotel’s room occupancy rate by 8.9%.

My other key successes in recent years include:

- Increased the occupancy rate of a four-star resort in Tenerife from 74.4% to 87.2%

- Oversaw a 12% growth in profits while managing a four-star hotel in Lloret de Mar

A very hands-on hotel manager, I control all operational and financial aspects of hotel management. This extends to budget management, financial management, P&L management and staff training.

Please feel free to get in touch with me if you’re interested in connecting.

Specialities: Hotel management, operations management, general management, P&L management, budget management, financial administration.

LinkedIn Summary Example 7
Recruitment Consultant

Bad hires costs businesses a lot of money. They’re also a big stumbling block in terms of achieving business goals. My job involves making sure businesses avoid bad hires. I help companies solve their recruitment problems by finding high-quality talent to help them realise their objectives.

My strongest asset is my ability to build and maintain relationships. I’ve developed a long list of employers and businesses who turn to me when they need new talent. These range from multi-million-dollar corporations to local sole traders.

When it comes to building productive relationships, I always refer to a quote by Suzy Kassem: ‘Treat your relationship as if you are growing the most beautiful sacred flower. Keep watering it, tend to the roots, and always make sure the petals are full of color and are never curling. Once you neglect your plant, it will die, as will your relationship.’ By following this guidance when managing relationships my clients, I’ve been able to not only improve client satisfaction, but also increase revenue.

Since 2018, I have personally sourced over 12,000 candidates and presented them to employers. Over 87% of my permanently hired candidates have remained with their employer for at least 12 months.

I am always eager to hear from both jobseekers and employers, so feel free to get in touch with me to discuss job openings or recruitment solutions.

LinkedIn Summary Example 8
Marketing Specialist

As the director of one of London’s leading marketing agencies, I’m passionate about enabling businesses to grow. Whether our clients come to us because they are struggling to attract customers or because they simply want to outsource their marketing activities, we help them achieve exponential growth.

I’m a marketing consultant. In 2016 I founded Joyful & Wonder Marketing, a digital marketing agency. Since its inception, Joyful & Wonder Marketing has worked with over 500 businesses across the UK and Ireland, ranging from major corporations to SMEs. We build marketing campaigns based on data and analytics that create wonder with audiences and generate unprecedented growth.

Examples of our recent campaign successes include:

- 800% increase in sales for a major sportswear retailer

- 400% increase in sales for a London-based retail outlet

Alongside a bachelor’s degree in marketing, I have also studied consumer psychology and the behaviour behind customer decision-making. My expertise in this area helps me build marketing campaigns that get results. I have also lectured at leading Russel Group universities on consumer psychology.

When I’m not developing marketing strategies, I love hiking through the Scottish Highlands or wild camping across Europe. In 2019, I spent two weeks trekking and camping through Poland and Germany.

Want to talk about marketing? Don’t hesitate to send me a message to start a chat.

Specialities: Digital marketing, marketing consultancy, strategy development, consumer psychology, data science, behavioural science, budget management, data & analytics, client management, relationship management.

LinkedIn Summary Example 9
Business Class Flight Attendant

With over 10 years of experience as a flight attendant in the aviation industry, I have a proven track record of improving the passenger experience and achieving high levels of customer satisfaction.

For the past three years, I have been employed as a business class flight attendant. As the airline has a large number of returning customers, it's important that I maintain a knowledge of passenger’s preferences to ensure they receive a personalised service.

Many of my previous cabin crew roles have involved team leading. While working on long-haul flights from the US to the UK, I was the appointed senior cabin crew member, responsible for managing a team of 6 flight attendants.

My senior colleagues have referred to me as customer-oriented individual who is driven by a desire to meet the expectations of first class/business class passengers. With strong communication acumen and active listening skills, I am capable of quickly identifying customer’s requirements and building a rapport with them.

I am now actively seeking new roles as a flight attendant. If you’re interested in communicating, I would be delighted to hear from you.

LinkedIn Summary Example 10

I am a chef, specialising in French cuisine. My career as a chef started in Marseille in the 1990s. As a commis chef, I learned the ropes in the fast-paced kitchens of five-star hotels. In 2001, I moved to London, where I found work as a sous chef in some of the capital’s most prestigious French restaurants.

Cooking is my art. Whether it’s preparing a complex three course meal or French Canistrelli cookies, I always put my heart and soul into my work.

In 2014, I was presented with an award for the Ultimate Chef of the Year. I entered this competition following a great deal of persuasion from my colleagues, and I was required to produce French meals for customers on a whim. This involved preparing over 100 French meals, including French Onion Soup, Coq Au Vin and Tartiflette, on short notice, within strict timescales and with minimal preparation.

The key to my success in this competition – which featured over 2,000 chefs – was my ability to work under pressure in rapidly changing, fast-paced environments. This has always been my strongest skill, enabling me to maintain high standards under pressure.

In more recent times, I started working as head chef of a new French restaurant in Mayfair, London. My role here has involved leading all aspects of the set-up of the restaurant, from menu design and interior design to cooking and financial management. Since opening only four months ago, our restaurant has turned over more than four hundred thousand pounds and has generated over 400 positive reviews on TripAdvisor.

I am always interested to learn about new career opportunities, so please get in touch with me via LinkedIn messaging if you would like to chat.

Specialities: French cuisine, kitchen management, staff management, menu design, rota management, team building, financial management.

LinkedIn Summary Example 11
Student/No Experience

I am a mechanical engineering student at Manchester University. Due to graduate in the coming months, I am eager to secure challenging roles in mechanical engineering.

In the second year of my degree I undertook a 6-month placement at an engineering company in Manchester. I was delighted to be presented with the opportunity to utilise the skills gained during my studies to solve problems in the engineering world. During the course of this placement, I played a key role in developing a new part for the company’s manufacturing plant. This revolutionary part has since led to a cost reduction of six hundred thousand pounds.

My studies have provided me with broad proficiency in the use of mechanical engineering methods, tools, software packages and techniques. Alongside this, I have developed sound communication skills while delivering presentations to large audiences at university. As such, I am confident that I can make an instant impact in engineering roles.

I am eager to hear about potential career opportunities, so I would be pleased to chat about job openings in the engineering sphere.

My key skills include: Mechanical engineering, aerospace thermodynamics, electrical energy supply, engineering design, mathematics, fluid mechanics.

LinkedIn Summary Example 12

From a young age, I’ve always been excited by numbers. I was top of the class in maths at primary school and when I finished sixth form I enrolled as a mathematics undergraduate at Cambridge University. Today, I am an accountant. I still love getting to grips with numbers and complex data to solve problems and support business success.

With over 15 years of experience in accounting, I have built a reputation for enhancing the performance of finance departments.

In my current role as senior accountant, I prepare financial reports and statements while managing a range of finance-related tasks. I also analyse financial information to enable informed decision-making at Senior Management level.

My key successes during my time in this role include:

- Reduced company costs by 23% by meeting with departmental managers and evaluating their budgets

- Enhanced the efficiency of the management accountancy process by implementing new software

- Eliminated the need for an additional four staff members by transitioning the accountancy process to a digital format

When I’m not sitting at my desk, I enjoy playing chess. In 2019, I won two national chess competitions.

If you want to chat about job opportunities – or chess – please feel free to send me a message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Specialities: Finance management, accountancy, departmental management, financial consultancy, financial reporting, regulatory compliance.

LinkedIn Summary Example 13
Web Developer

I’m an independent web developer who is passionate about brining client’s visions to life. Since establishing my web development agency in 2017, I have managed over 1,000 projects for a diverse client base, which includes multi-million-pound businesses and sole traders.

I’m proud that my web development work has helped my clients to grow their businesses and generate more revenue. For example, after revamping the website of a Leicester-based clothing company, my client experienced a 312% increase in the sale of footwear.

My strongest skill is my creativity. Being able to gather client’s requirements and translate those into an engaging, effective and unique website is what has helped me obtain over 500 positive Trustpilot reviews.

If you would like to know more about my web development services, please take a look at my website, which is detailed below. Alternatively, check out images of some of the websites I have created in my experinece section.

LinkedIn Summary Example 14
Data Analyst

As a data analyst, my goal is to help clients make better business decisions. I enable them to perform to higher standards by analysing complex data and identifying problem areas.

In my current role, I gather and analyse data on sales and marketing, before processing the data and presenting it an easy-to-follow manner to Senior Management. I also manage a team of four and deliver training to colleagues.

If you want to know more, please email me at example@exampleemail.com to start a chat.

Specialities: Data analysis, computer science, economics, data modelling, business intelligence, data mining.

LinkedIn Summary Example 15
Executive Assistant

I’m an executive assistant. The purpose of my role is to help executives make more effective use of their time. I do this by efficiently managing all the fine details of their schedule, along with administrative and office management processes.

My most recent role involved a great deal of international travel. I accompanied executives to locations including Dubai, California, Toronto, Melbourne and Oslo to help manage their meetings, schedules and diaries. While employed in this role, I have scheduled and managed over 500 meetings across multiple continents.

Organisation is one of my key strengths that allows me to excel in executive administration. As an executive assistant, it’s vital that I maintain high levels of organisation to ensure the smooth-running of executive’s schedules.

Outside of work, I love reading historical fiction novels. If I can’t be found in the garden reading a new novel, I’ll probably be in my local library.

I left my last job post two months ago, so I am now actively seeking new employment. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss employment opportunities.

Specialties: Administration, diary management, scheduling, Microsoft Office, reporting, office management.

LinkedIn Summary Example 16

I am a programmer, specialising in the app development arena. For the last 3 years, I have been developing games using C++, C# and Java programming languages.

I’m currently employed as senior programmer at App Dev One Two Developers. I’m hands on in all stages of the programming cycle, from planning and design to testing and deployment. No two days are the same for me; my tasks may involve analysing algorithms, altering code, fixing bugs, brainstorming ideas or integrating new systems.

Something that I love about programming is the opportunity to work with people from a wide range of disciplines. The software development lifecycle involves working with so many different people and departments and, as a people person and someone who loves to build new relationships, it’s great to be able to come together with other professionals who are striving towards the same goal.

Some of the games I have developed during the last 12 months include:

- Hop It Mash – A complex strategy game, which has been downloaded over 1,000,000 times

- Tea Ride in the Forest – A children’s game that has generated over $50,000 in revenue

- Calculate Ingenious – A mathematical game, which over 500 schools in the United States have brought into their classrooms

If you want to talk about programming, coding, software engineering, or anything else, drop me a line. I am currently unavailable for employment, but I am eager to hear from LinkedIn users.

Skills: C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, software development, gaming design, containers, AWS, Azure, data structures, one text editors, coding, SQL, Visual Studio Code, UNIX, Python.

LinkedIn Summary Example 17
HR Manager

I’m passionate about the people of organisation. Employees are the engine of businesses and it’s vital to create cultures in which they can thrive. As a human resources professional, I know how important my role is in regards to business success.

With over 9 years’ experience in HR, I am adept at enhancing the employee experience and developing positive workplace cultures. Since 2018, I have been employed in HR management for a Fortune 500 company in New York. In 2020, I won the company’s prestigious award for HR Professional of the Year.

During the course of my career, I have gained a breadth of international experience. This includes two stints in Los Angeles as a HR administrator, as well as three years in Germany as a HR manager. These experiences enabled me to obtain a knowledge of international HR practices and employment regulations.

Want to chat? Feel free to drop me a message.

LinkedIn Summary Example 18
Computer Science Grduate

In summer 2020 I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Birmingham. Having now obtained my degree, I have moved to London to pursue job opportunities.

Modules studied during my degree include object-oriented programming, systems & architecture, software engineering management, operating systems, industrial network design, artificial intelligence, UX design, designing secure systems and robotics.

My natural curiosity for computers is what drove me towards my computer science degree. I’ve always been fascinated by computers and the technical mechanics behind the monitor.

Having secured a first-class degree, I am now eager to secure roles that demand use of the skills gained during my studies. I love to connect with new people and build new relationships, so feel free to send me a message.

LinkedIn Summary Example 19

I’m the author of the Brian Smith crime series. Since the release of the first book in the series, over 2,000,000 Brian Smith novels have been sold in over 35 countries.

The series, which is set in East London, consists of four books, with the fifth book due to be published in Summer 2021. The first novel in the Brian Smith series, The Night, is due to commence production for a TV series in the coming months.

To read my new novel, please check out the Amazon link below. Or sign up to my email list on my website to receive a free copy of The Night.

LinkedIn Summary Example 20

I am the founder and CEO of Starstruck and Moondust Industries. The business started five years ago as a two-person operation in London and has since grown to employ over 40 talented people. We have a complex management structure and our customers are some of the largest companies in the UK. In 2019, we increased our customer base by 50% and expanded into new international markets.

Starstruck and Moondust Industries specialise in providing consultancy services to businesses. Our goal is to make your business more effective and improve your bottom line.

Examples of our successes include:

- 54% growth in revenue for a clothing company following the implementation of new marketing and sales processes

- 882% increase in the sale of merchandise for a major football club following our bespoke marketing consultancy

Alongside Starstruck and Moonlight Industries, I am also the CEO of two construction companies and a modelling agency. If you want to know how our services can help you, please take a look at our websites below.

We hope you have found these LinkedIn summary templates helpful. Headlines are another key aspect of your profile, so feel free to take a look at our 15 LinkedIn headline examples to see what a great LinkedIn headline should look like.

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