LinkedIn Headline Examples

Whether you're a student looking for your first job, a jobseeker looking to change careers or a sales person trying to get more sales on LinkedIn, you'll find the best examples of LinkedIn headlines that you can use in your profile.

Database of LinkedIn Headline Examples

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To make it easier to find relevant LinkedIn headline examples, choose a category that best describes you. Or if you'd prefer, scroll down to see a number of other catchy LinkedIn headlines.

If you're a looking for a new job, click here to see our LinkedIn headline examples for all kinds of jobseekers


Professional LinkedIn headlines you can use when looking for a new job

Click here to see examples of LinkedIn headlines that you can use if you are a student or a recent graduate


The best LinkedIn headlines for students and recent graduates

Learn how to write a LinkedIn headline if you are changing careers and don't have the right experience yet, with many examples to help you

Career Changers

The best examples of LinkedIn headlines that will help when changing careers

Or browse other examples of LinkedIn headlines

If you need more examples, click into the above categories or try our LinkedIn Headline Generator to create a LinkedIn headline and see how it looks across the platform

Lizabeth Grantham

Human Resources Manager | 10+ Years of People Experience and Recruiting

Washington D.C. Metro Area


Tonette Barefoot

Freelance Software Developer with 5+ years experience in Java, Rails, C# | Full Stack Engineer

London, United Kingdom


Lizabeth Grantham

Director of HR at Oracle | Technology | Certified HR Trainer

Toronto, Canada Area


Kimberly Thomas

Freelance Product Designer | RISD Graduate | Photoshop, Sketch, Wireframing

Washington D.C. Metro Area


Jeanne Foutch

Social Media Manager with Experience Growing Shopify Stores from 10K to 1M Visits/Month

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


The details used in the above LinkedIn profiles are entirely fictional (e.g. names, locations, job titles).

The Anatomy of the Best LinkedIn Headlines

In this infographic, we'll explain what makes up the best LinkedIn headlines.

The best LinkedIn headlines are specific and use the right keywords

The best LinkedIn headlines have two core components. First, they're specific and don't use vague (and often, pretentious!) buzzwords like 'Thought Leader'. Second, they optimize their profile for the specific keywords they want recruiters and hiring managers to look for.

You can do this by using our Targeted Resume tool which highlights important keywords in the job descriptions that you're applying for.

We dive deeper into the components of what makes up a great LinkedIn headline, what keywords are, and more in our deep dive report. Here are sections you might be interested in:

1. What is the LinkedIn headline? 2. Why is your headline so important? 3. What are keywords and why do they matter? 4. How to use keywords to optimize your headline