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What’s Your Headline?

By August 22, 2019 No Comments

Sharing a tiny subchapter tucked away in Chapter 5 #Networking of Build Your Dream Network – as this week, my summer intern Nika released the LinkedIn-focused video on my YouTube channel.

Here’s what I had to say on page 161 of my book (and why I want to encourage you to look at your own “headlines” on social media with a critical eye this week – especially if your headline is simply a job title):

Titles don’t necessarily ignite conversation or reveal what you are capable of or striving for. Since we’re all cobbling together careers based on the sum of our skills, interests, passion, and experience, why not share that as your tagline or headline or 140-character bio?

Need more LinkedIn tips? Check out the second video in the “Back to School/Off To College” networking tips series created by my summer intern on YouTube.

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.