How You Can Write a Dynamite LinkedIn Summary

I tell members of my career mentoring site that LinkedIn is a great networking tool and that their LinkedIn profile is the key to their networking success.  Yet too many people don’t put in the time to craft a great LinkedIn profile.

This article lists five approaches to writing a great LinkedIn profile…

I use a blended profile approach.  Check it out and you’ll see what I mean.

I’ve been fortunate in my life and career.  My grandfather never went to school.  He went into the coal mines in Central PA when he was eight.  My dad worked in a steel mill for 37 years.  Because of their hard work, encouragement and example, I ended up with a Harvard PhD and have run a successful management consulting and executive coaching business for the past 25 years.

My mission is to help as many people as I can to create the life and career success they deserve by mentoring and coaching them.

I’ve taken everything I’ve learned in 25 years as a career consultant and mentor to hundreds of senior executives in Fortune 500 companies and boiled it down into four common sense steps for life and career success.

As you can see, I begin by sharing a little bit about my life story — that’s a personality profile approach, and then move to a mission profile approach.  This works for me.  It may not be right for you.

I like the five approaches suggested in the article for a simple reason.  They provide you with some guidance on best to present yourself on LinkedIn.  You will be more or less comfortable with each of the five approaches.  Choose the one that feels right for you, and then follow its advice for writing your LinkedIn profile.

Your career mentor,


PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve. Now I’m going one step further. I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success. And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free. Just go to to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals. I hope to see you there.

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  1. Omkar Dandekar says:

    Bud, I loved the way you have written… It immediately connects with the heart of reader. And it feels as if you are in front of me and telling me about yourself. Its very good and very effective. I shall see how I can change my summary make it more like yours.

    Thanks for your post. Really it helped.



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