I personally think with networking, in terms of using it to find a job, the mileage from one individual to another will always vary.
Anyway, Friday last week, I decided to change my LinkedIn headline because I want to be a lot more approachable and show up in the searches recruiters make.
Instead of this headline:
[LinkedIn Open Networker; Let’s connect!] Full-Stack Web Developer, NLP, QA, Mixed Reality - Looking for grad jobs! #ONO
I decided to change it to this:
[LION] Software Developer | Full-Stack | Web | Java | Retained 45M Monthly Views | I Help Companies Build Web Solutions
I basically followed the advice of Austin Belcak on LinkedIn, who also pointed out a tactic that one of my previous advisors actually like, described here: https://cultivatedculture.com/linkedin-headline/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_recent_activity_details_shares%3ByyQUKxPXI5HX5e71Fp4crQ%3D%3D
What do you think of my new headline? Personally, I find it to be a lot more catchy than the one I had before.