What are the best resources for writing an outstanding LinkedIn summary?

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    #1[TUTORIAL] How to Write a Good LinkedIn Summary: Powerful Tips and Examples

    [TUTORIAL] How to Write a Good LinkedIn Summary: Powerful Tips and Examples

    How to Write a Good LinkedIn Summary: Powerful Tips and Examples is an article from the Grammarly blog that explains how important your presence on LinkedIn is: 87 percent of recruiters will vet your candidacy by visiting your LinkedIn profile, and a great LinkedIn profile starts with a fantastic summary.

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    Paul Howard
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "The summary is very detailed. There was an annoying pop up ad that you had to X out of in order to access the blog post. Good, extensive information though there."
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to Write a Good LinkedIn Summary With Examples

    [TUTORIAL] How to Write a Good LinkedIn Summary With Examples

    How to Write a Good LinkedIn Summary With Examples is an article by Ed Han for The Balance where he answers the questions that will help you get the best result from those 2,000 characters.

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    Lawrence Alvarez
    Written on June 13, 2017
    "The summary on your LinkedIn page is extremely important, as it's the first thing most people will read, and too many people treat it like a summary on a resume, which it is not. This article gives some great ideas for making your summary standout. The biggest key is using the tools at your fingertips: other LinkedIn profiles. You can search for and read profile pages and job postings, see what kinds of words they use, and include them in yours to make your profile better suit their needs. The article also clues you in on what words will show up first, and gives some great examples, all to help you make the best of your LinkedIn page."
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    #3Craft a Super Linkedin Profile Summary

    Craft a Super Linkedin Profile Summary

    Craft a Super Linkedin Profile Summary is an Udemy course by Paris Law that helps you identify the people you want to attract on Linkedin, pinpoint the right keywords to use on your profile summary and other sections, and ultimately how to craft a compelling Linkedin summary for your profile.

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    $20

    Emma Newman
    Written on July 25, 2017
    "I am a very timid and shy person, who does a horrible job at trying to connect with typical human beings let alone trying to make it in the business professional world. I took this Udemy course on crafting a super Linkedin profile. I have had such a great experience in the class and it has helped my Linkedin profile tremendously! I have gotten so much help and advice and im looking forward to moving on with my career."
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    #4[TUTORIAL] How to: Write Your LinkedIn Summary Like a LinkedIn Influencer

    [TUTORIAL] How to: Write Your LinkedIn Summary Like a LinkedIn Influencer

    How to: Write Your LinkedIn Summary Like a LinkedIn Influencer is an article by Siofra Pratt for SocialTalent, where she goes over the Do’s and Do Not’s of writing your LinkedIn summary so you learn to do it like a LinkedIn Influencer.

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    Beverly Bowman
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "Writing resumes and professional social media summaries is painful and having something as helpful as Siofra Pratt's tips is a God send. I have always really struggled with summarizing the most important parts of my professional experiences without rambling on or boring a reader to death. I mean, I'm here to get exposure! This article really helped me pare down the noise to the essence of my information and present it in an engaging way. "
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    #5Pimp Your Linkedin Profile

    Pimp Your Linkedin Profile

    Pimp Your Linkedin Profile is a Udemy course by Deepak Shukla that teaches you to recognise why LinkedIn is such a powerful platform for career growth, understand the power of a complete LinkedIn profile, how to craft one with a summary that will stand above the rest, the main mistakes you should avoid, and more.

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    $75

    Howard Palmer
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "This is merely a product page to sell an online course. No information and lackluster reviews indicate that it may be outdated."
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    #6Grammarly

    Grammarly

    Grammarly operates as an automated proofreader and virtual grammar coach. This online grammar checker and offers a full slate of tools and features to help correct and improve your grammar.

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    Free- Varies by plan

    Jacob Stephens
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "I never really updated my linkedin account until I was job searching and all employers wanted my linkedin link. Well I was at a loss then discovered Grammarly. Really helped me write up a great summary sure to impress potential employers."
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    #7Learning Linkedin

    Learning Linkedin

    Learning Linkedin is a Lynda course by Oliver Schinkten where explains all the basic aspects of Linkedin, including how to create a profile and what to write in your Linkedin summary, to how to expand your network and more.

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    Free

    Terry Woods
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "More and more employers are asking for your Linkedin page when applying for jobs. Its important to have a solid summary and content to impress potential employers. Learning Linkedin gives great resources for spicing up your page, check it put!"
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    #8[TUTORIAL] How To Optimize Your LinkedIn Summary

    [TUTORIAL] How To Optimize Your LinkedIn Summary

    How To Optimize Your LinkedIn Summary is a video by Sales for Life where Dave Howe explains that along with a great looking photo and headline, another crucial part of your LinkedIn Profile is the Summary. He then teaches you how to craft the ideal LinkedIn Summary so your buyers can easily understand how you can solve their challenges.

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    Roger Powell
    Written on August 23, 2017
    "Very good. It's a matter of debate about what approaches to LinkedIn are most effective, but this YouTube video covers all of the major points. Production of the video looks professional, and Dave Howe seems personable. If the viewers like the personality of the host, then they will pay more attention to a product, service, or how-to guide. Since 2015 the YouTube video has only 1,685 hits. Somewhat surprising that there have not been more views of it thus far"
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    #9LinkedIn Profile Tips - How to Write an Amazing LinkedIn Summary

    LinkedIn Profile Tips - How to Write an Amazing LinkedIn Summary

    LinkedIn Profile Tips - How to Write an Amazing LinkedIn Summary is a video by Josh Gwin where he'll show you how to create an amazing summary for your LinkedIn Profile.

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    Carl Ramos
    Written on October 10, 2017
    "I was told to make a linkedin since I was having trouble finding a job. This site gave amazing advice for how to go about making the summary. Highly recommend using this instead of winging it."
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    #10Your LinkedIn summary: How not to do it

    Your LinkedIn summary: How not to do it

    Your LinkedIn summary: How not to do it is a video by the Finacial Times where columnist Lucy Kellaway explains how not to compose your summary on the networking site LinkedIn. She looks at the profiles of Hillary Clinton, former GE head Jack Welch, and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman.

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    Tejas Dasgupta
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Decent video to help aid creating a LinkedIn profile. However, I think there should be more commonplace examples as most people aren't presidential nominees or CEOs. Can definitely provide some examples on bad and good LinkedIn profiles so the solution wasn't too shabby. "
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