The most interesting thing about LinkedIn profiles is how good everybody looks on paper.
Seriously, have you ever spent 30 minutes and just read as many profiles as you can?
With rare exceptions they all sound like this:
I’m so smart, I’m so smart, I’m so smart.
It’s gutsy to put a resume out there that contradicts every piece of conventional resume writing protocol.
It’s also fun.
Better late than never?
LinkedIn profiles. How many have you read? I’ve read a ton.
Please forgive me for saying this, “Most of them bore me to tears”. They all say essentially the same thing about the author, “I’m so smart, I’m so smart, I’m so smart”.
The intent, noble. The result, boring. Why? Because they all sound the same. Without creativity, and without courage, we perform the status quo.
Who’s looking to hire status quo? In today’s tough market, I’m guessing no one.
What prompted this post? A couple days ago a LinkedIn connection said, “Yours is the best LinkedIn profile ever. Interesting yet informative”.
Ok, so it’s just one person’s opinion, but it sure feels good to know the intent and the result aligned.