Step 4: Update your Summary

You have users attention now, tell them about you in detail


Users who will be reading your summary will be the ones who are really interested in knowing more about you and what you do. A Summary is precisely a short version of WHY you do WHAT you do, in your own words.


  • It is an expansion of your Tagline. It has to build up of your tagline and justify your positioning
  • LinkedIn gives you 2,000 characters (including spaces) to summarize your background and, besides your headline, your summary is the first thing people see.
  • Write your summary in 1st person. You are talking about yourself not someone else.
  • It must be enriching, engaging and should paint a picture about who you are in the professional front. It should inspire the reader about who you are?
  • Read Summary of Paul Simon:
  • Add CTA (Call to Action) at the end of your summary. Which directly says why people should contact contact you for?
  • Keep it upto 200-250 words.

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No. Step
1. Write your Positioning Statement
2. Add relevant Profile Pic
3. Update Tagline
4. Update your Summary
5. Add Associated Institutions & Organizations
6. Showcase your education by adding Education Institutions, Certifications & Courses
7. Showcase Your achievements using Publications, Patents, Projects, Honors & Awards
8. Ask for Recommendations
9. Add Relevant Skills & Interests
10. Build Connections from existing email Accounts & Alumni
11. Join LinkedIn Groups To Build Influential Connections
12. Rearrange your Profile based on your strengths
13. Create a simplified URL for your Linkedin Profile
14. Ensure that all your Public profile is displaying all the information about you