Completeness Is Key

One-hundred-and-twenty characters. That's what LinkedIn allows its users for their "headline" — a short, descriptive professional statement — though many use less than half that, listing only their titles. "You can write up to 120 characters so instead of just listing your job title alone, consider crafting a statement that explains what you do and what sets you apart from others who do the same," writes Rachel Bowden at the Nature Careers blog.

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