Most of us have realised the importance of the LinkedIn headline by now. It is your 120 character hook to people finding you in a LinkedIn search, it should be about what you do as opposed to what you are. It should be memorable and enticing enough for someone to click on your profile and not your competitors.

I have compiled a little list of a few recruiter’s headlines on LinkedIn, I hope some of them give you a little bit of inspiration to update yours.

1. The Informative Headline

Greg Savage does a number of things and has therefore opted for describing himself and his business Firebrand, it’s functional and informative.

2. The Keyword stuffer

Search for SAP recruiter, SAP headhunter or just SAP on LinkedIn and you will get Daniel Patel at the top of the search results – evidence that keyword stuffing works. He even has sap in his customised URL 🙂

3. The Overachiever

Stacy Donovan Zapar is a very well connected woman and she wants us to know it. I don’t know about you but I did remember her profile from the first time I saw it.

4. The Numbers Man

Glen Cathey is an analytics man and his subtle numbers indicate he knows what he’s doing – just like anyone reading his blog Boolean Blackbelt can attest to.

5. The Basics and the Great Pic

Melanie Benwell has opted for a very simple description here but her picture is very professional and surely gets her more clicks than your average recruiter.

6. Contact details and clear value proposition

Ben Stanfield from Methods consulting makes his contact details very clear – anyone that can see his name can see his mobile phone number. Furthermore, he tells us clearly how he provides value and to whom he does this.

7. Big promises

Elles Piets is obviously well-connected in the Netherlands and in the Telecoms industry, how exactly she skyrockets your career remains to be seen.

8. Nice tagline and URL

Betsy Curtin’s business plum has a good tagline that she uses as well – Fresh talent, Juicy careers. She has also put her company URL in the headline.

9. The Internal Recruiter

Internal recruiters have very little to prove, they get hoards of applicants every day. Tammy Dutremble has kept it simple as per below.

10. Special Prize of the Jury

Michael Bense has gone down the creative route here, it’s certainly funny and memorable 🙂

Which headline is your favourite? Do you have any more to add to the list? Please let us know in the comments!

For help on writing your LinkedIn Headline (whether you are a recruiter or not), check out How to Write Your Killer LinkedIn Headline.

About Jörgen Sundberg

Founder of Undercover Recruiter & CEO at Link Humans, a social and digital marketing agency.

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