Preparing for an Executive Job Search

Creating a Stellar LinkedIn Profile

Today, a LinkedIn profile is a key factor in career advancement. It is where recruiters are looking for candidates, talent personnel are searching for board members, and organizations are looking for speakers or article contributors. Whether you are passively looking, actively engaged in a job search, or simply open to additional opportuities, make sure you have an enticing LinkedIn profile that effectively tells your executive story. 

Today, 95% of recruiters are on LinkedIn actively looking for candidates. 

- Forbes

Expected Outcomes

By the end of this CAP, you will be able to create a compelling LinkedIn profile that...

  • Attracts recruiters within first 7 seconds
  • Highlights your subject matter expertise and professional brand 
  • Positions you correctly for executive positions (C-Suite, board roles) 

This CAP is for you if...


  • You are actively searching for a new role 
  • You want to improve your professional brand 
  • You want to position yourself for new opportunities 
  • You want to build or expand your network

Growth & Learning

We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Explore these valuable resources from the best experts in the field

45 minutes

Rock Your LinkedIn Profile

Video: This course in LinkedIn learning covers all of the basics of LinkedIn and helps you create a profile that brings your personal career story to life by tailoring each section. It also explains how your LInkedIn profile is distinct from your resume. 

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2 minutes

11 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Executives

Article: This article provides Executive-level tips to promote your skills, accolades and passions. It offers strong tips to set yourself - and your company - apart by giving you a profile makeover that accurately promotes your brand. 

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2 minutes

Five Reasons Your CEO Needs to be on LinkedIn

Article: C-Suite executives and senior leaders can benefit from a strong LinkedIn profile.  This article outlines five benefits of having a LinkedIn presence as a CEO or senior executive. Learn how to level up your profile once you have the basics down. 

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2 minutes

How to Write a Professional LinkedIn Headline (+15 Inspiring Examples)

Article: It can be challenging to reduce your skills, ambitions, and experiences into the few words in any context - and LinkedIn headlines are no exemptions. This article reviews what makes an exceptional LinkedIn headline, goes over how to change yours, and provides strong examples. 

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2 minutes

20 Steps to a Better LinkedIn Profile

Article: 20 profile features to check and update to develop a recruiter-friendly profile. LinkedIn Recruiter, a hiring platform for talent professionals that helps find and connect with talent searches for specific items on LinkedIn. Use this list to ensure you are maximizing your profile. 

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2 minutes

Ten Tips for Taking a Professional LinkedIn Profile Photo

Article: Your profile picture is a key element of your LinkedIn presence. This article provides 10 tips to help you pick a strong photo that will make a great impression. 

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2 minute

14 LinkedIn Profile Summaries That we Love (And How to Boost Your Own)

Article: Your LinkedIn summary or 'About' section is the one place you define yourself in your own words, free of start dates and titles. Whether you use it to put career choices in context, highlight your biggest achievements, or show off your personality, the summary is your chance  to put your best self out there. 

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Put Into Practice

It’s time to put what you learned into real-world practice. Here are a few steps you can take

Assess the LinkedIn Profile of Other Executives

Assess the LinkedIn profile of 3-5 other executives in your industry through the lens of a talent professional. Take note - What elements stand out to you as something you would like to replicate? What would you prefer to do differently? 

Draft a LinkedIn Headline that Represents Your Brand

How would you describe your professional self in one line? Review LinkedIn headline examples in How to Write a Professional LinkedIn Headline (+15 Examples) and draft a few samples of your own. Connect with your Executive Career Strategist for feedback. 

Update Your Profile Using HTN's LinkedIn Checklist

Use Humanity Talent Network's LinkedIn Checklist to review your page. This checklist ensures you have a complete profile meeting all of the industry best practices to maximize views and opportunities. 

Humanity Talent Network LinkedIn Checklist 

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  • Get feedback on the work you put into practice
  • Learn other related techniques and strategies