LinkedIn Summary Section: How to attract Recruiters

One of the primary uses of LinkedIn is to attract Recruiters, both corporate HR and agency.  Using a keyword search, these professionals can locate candidates who have the experience and background to fit a current need.  You want your Summary section to contain those key words and phrases that will cause your profile to be recognized.

The best method is to conduct a job search on either LinkedIn or, and locate jobs in which you have an interest.  Peruse these job requirements as well as the duties and responsibilities, noting the buzz words, key words and phrases that appear most often.  Be certain that your Summary section contains as many as possible.

Alternately, you can review the LinkedIn profiles of individuals whose Job Titles match the positions for which you will be applying.  Note the information they have listed in their Summary, and include them in yours as well.