Your LinkedIn headline is one of the most valuable spaces available on LinkedIn. It’s at the top of your profile, right next to your picture. (You have one of those, right?)
It’s the first thing that comes up in a recruiter or employer search for potential candidates.
Yet, many people waste this space with useless, sometimes irrelevant, information.
To begin, if you don’t set your own Headline, LinkedIn will default to your current position. While, while not the worst thing, it’s a waste of space. It doesn’t say anything about you beyond your current position and where you work.
Just make sure when you create a new Headline you aren’t making one of these mistakes.