A professional profile

Learn how to write a professional profile.

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David Beddingfield

Digital Marketing Manager



Over the past six years I have held various roles in the field of digital marketing and communication and currently lead a small team in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector. I have a proven track record of planning and implementing successful digital marketing campaigns across a range of channels.   



Digital Marketing Manager
Krunch Ltd
Jan 2017 – Present

My role involves strategic focus on all areas of digital marketing within the company and working closely with the main marketing and communications teams. I design and lead all our digital marketing campaigns.

Digital Marketing Executive
Krunch Ltd
June 2014 – Dec 2016

I was responsible for overall social media strategy. I worked on many campaigns to drive engagement with the customers of our breakfast cereals and bars to build brand loyalty. I also led on three key product launches.

Digital Marketing Assistant
Food2Grab Ltd
Sept 2013 – May 2014

In this role I developed my existing knowledge and skills in the fields of social media and consumer goods. I supported the design of multi-channel marketing campaigns to promote brand awareness of our healthy snack range.


  1. Your online profile needs to be concise, engaging and convincing.
  2. State a clear title/role under your name.
  3. Your summary should be in short paragraphs.
  4. Think about who you want to read your profile and write in an appropriate style for them.
  5. Add links to examples of your work if you have them.
  6. Check it carefully and get feedback from a friend or colleague.
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Submitted by alex623 on Sat, 06/11/2021 - 21:03


I have been working as a Senior Big Data Engineer, I have my CV profile on Linkedin and I think it's the best tool looking for job opportunities because all IT recuiters ar there, searching you and you must have an atractive profile.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Thu, 04/11/2021 - 09:27


I have no online profile. Currently I'm a student and yet not working. Many people make their profile exaggerate things and many non true have experience writing.
Everyone should write their own ability, experience and qualifications. Not tell exaggerate about things.

Submitted by zain on Wed, 13/10/2021 - 22:11


Honestly, I have an online profile but I think it needs to be supported more! I don't have plenty time to work on it, because I'm a CS Student, and I'm always busy, studying, working on assignments/projects, coding and again and again. Hopefully, I can find time to have some extra courses related to my major. Since these courses are so important nowadays. After the pandemic, so many roles and jobs were changed, and the way of employing changed too, so when you have these certificates from these courses this will give you a strong online profile. It can be equal to other's experience. It show the employer that you're also working on yourself, and developing more and more.

Submitted by emarielg on Fri, 08/10/2021 - 05:08


I still don't have one, but these days while looking for a new job, I realized it's crucial and that many companies an recruiters ask for one.
I think one of the best tips is to be creative, make your profile engaging and attractive, but not to scandalous.
Describe yourself, your job experiences and your abilities.
Make it short and concise, show that you're competent but do not add unnecessary information.
Also, speaking a second language must be a plus.

Submitted by GiulianaAndy on Sat, 19/06/2021 - 22:19

Yes, I have an online profile. Here it is: * Summary: Over the last 2 years I have held various roles in the field of business management and currently l am the team leader for a business project. I have a proven track record of planning successful negotiation process for my company. My role invelves strategic focus on find new ways for a negociation process working closely with the marketing team In my current role, I have also closed a bargain with other companies to buy its products, and they buy my company´s products. And the tips I can share for writing a profesional profile are here: -Your online profit needs to be specific and enganging -If you are going to write a summary it should be write in short paragraphs -Check it carefully and get feedback from another professional like you

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 18/05/2021 - 18:13

yes, I have. we can write our talents, our educational degree, experiences, things that we did in the past, our interests, skills and other things like books and articles that have been published, the places that we worked at them and...

Submitted by emidepegaso on Tue, 04/05/2021 - 16:20


Submitted by Camila Abreu on Tue, 20/04/2021 - 15:26

I don't have an online profile. I have been a civil servant for 12 years, since then I have never update my profile.

Submitted by Paula Bermúdez… on Sat, 17/04/2021 - 02:36

Actually, I haven't searched for any job because I am studying at the university and I believe it is pretty difficult to work and study at the same time, so I don't have a professional profile. Although, if the pandemic changes, I would like to get a job. However, I believe it is too important to have this certificate to advance your chances to get a good job. Also, I believe if you don't have a good professional profile, you won't get the job! so, it is crucial to have a good certificate

Submitted by desouza on Sat, 03/04/2021 - 20:08

actually I really liked that content. as I have job interview in english , I am very excited. I choose few word ,I can use during the interview. thank you all

Submitted by Amanul Ihsan on Sun, 28/03/2021 - 03:05

Amanul Ihsan Naval Architecture Student Summary For the past 3,5 years, I have done various jobs and drawing in the field of naval architecture and currently, I am finishing my final assignment as a student with the title " Analysis of Car Deck Strength of Ro-Ro Ship 500 GT Using Finite Element Method" Experience Education staff 2018-2019 My role is to manage and lead Pesiar, an event for students across Indonesia.

Submitted by hassainar on Sat, 13/03/2021 - 10:47

At the moment i don't have a online profile because i am currently not looking for new job. There are few things must be added in the profile. Latest photo must be added to profile. Your contact information is also needed in order to contact employers in the case they are interested in you. Educational bag round is also needed to share with your profile.

Submitted by Andrea Valencia on Thu, 11/03/2021 - 00:58

I recommend adding a good photo

Submitted by Ari on Mon, 08/03/2021 - 19:01

At the moment I don't have an online profile, I just don't need it. Maybe I'll do it in the future...

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Tue, 23/02/2021 - 23:50

At the moment I do not have an online profile, but will do in the near future. My tip for profile writing is to be completely honest.

Submitted by Dalmi on Wed, 10/02/2021 - 13:33

Yes, I have. As I know, when you make an online profile, you need to straight forward. Then, only input the important thing to know to your online profile. Sometimes, I saw someone's online profile that input some unnecessary information.

Submitted by John90 on Tue, 09/02/2021 - 03:25

Hi everyone, I think this is a great exercise to improving communication skills to develop a CV. In my case I plan to move to Canada for work and study program. I'm a Digital Animator and over the past year I have held roles in the field of Sports. I´m responsible for designing social media communication to promote sports events in all of Mexico.

Submitted by duyb7hmu on Mon, 01/02/2021 - 20:34

Duc Duy Pham General Practitioner Doctor Summary Over the past six years, I have studied general medicine at Hanoi Medical University in Hanoi where I have a big chance to see lots kind of complicated diseases. I receiving a good university certificate the next October. I have a proven track record of using my medical knowledge in taking care of people across a range of diseases. Experience Team leader of a big project August 2015 - December 2017 My role involves a strategic focus on all areas of basic savvy within the team and working closely with every one of the team. I design and lead all our school's projects. Team leader on clinical rotation January 2018- March 2021 I was responsible for overall study strategy at the hospital. I worked closely with professors to drive engagement with our students. I also led on three surveys.

Submitted by nancyvirginiare on Wed, 13/01/2021 - 19:13

Thanks for the tips, very useful. I have a professional profile in Linkedin because im looking for a new job.

Submitted by ceryan41 on Wed, 13/01/2021 - 08:02

When ı read that article ı consider drive engagement issue. During any interview that subject should be emphasize . Generally drive engagement is called employee engagement that it mean does nor employee satisfaction. This emotional commitment means engaged employee actually core about their work and their company. For instance worker can make overtime when needed without being askin.

Submitted by Ahmadmaaher on Fri, 25/12/2020 - 04:00

I have a professional profile on LinkedIn website, as I understand it as a formal environment to meet other colleagues and business's owners. I tried, when building this resume to focus on my professional experiences and job-related skills. on the other hand I have profile pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for family connection and to get in touch with my friends and relatives.

Submitted by Ivy Lynn on Sat, 19/12/2020 - 12:35

Summary Over the past five years I have taught English Grammar class in a free mobile organization and currently teaches primary Science in a private school. I have a proven track record of teaching practical Science and doing Science Fair Project about Ecosystem and Climate Change. Experience Science teacher May 2016- Present My role is to manage classroom with positive disciplines and teach Science for 3 classes. I design my lesson with Scientific process skills and scientific attitude for effective science teaching progress.

Submitted by Hamoodi on Sun, 29/11/2020 - 12:46

Actually, I have shared my profile on LinkedIn website which has created to looking at the job opportunity. The crucial tips should follow while you're presented your background must be clear and concise with a proven track record that includes your experiences, Skills, and Job duties had done before. Make it impressed by the support it with evidences as certificates and recommendations. Be warned when you choose the main words, and try to put special words that match and fit your career. Also Don't forget to insert your personal details such as your location, Nationality, e-mail address, and the most important point is your contact number.

Submitted by Justine STM on Fri, 27/11/2020 - 13:20

I have an online professional profil on Linkedin like a lot of people here. I found my actually job by this plateform, i'd just answered to a announce and one week later i had an interview with my actual firm. I think it's the best place for connect people for professional network. It's not indicate for all works but for mine in IT project and later in CSR project it's very interesting.

Submitted by Anara SN on Tue, 24/11/2020 - 07:48

Anara SN Economist By specialty Economist in the field of Finance and Credit. Two years of experience in finance. Mainly worked in the HR department, experience in obtaining work visas, work permits, hiring employees, etc. Projects https:/// ............................. [ HTML5, CSS3 ] http:/// ................................ [ JavaScript ] https:/// .................................... [ React.js, Node.js ] Work Experience Financier / September 2009- February 2012 *1C program. *Work with cash. *Bank transfers. HR manager / March 2012- July 2013 *1C Program *Work with The Federal Migration Service. *Hiring foreign employees. *Registration of a work visa. My role in company was hiring foreing employees and represent their interest. Apply work visas and work cards, cooperate with Federal Migration Center. Also to save company from fines. Education / Economist September 2008- June 2012 Contacts C: +7------ E: .....@gmail.com

Submitted by nykomakhos on Thu, 19/11/2020 - 17:25

Like many people from this forum, I have my CV on the online platform LinkedIn. I love the LinkedIn platform it helps me to connect with professionals in my industry and be visible to recruiters at the same time. I want to give you a few tips on how to write a CV. The first is to keep your profile up to date: add the last certificates you achieved, write a list of your responsibilities and highlight your achievements from your last job, and don't forget to get references from your colleagues to your CV to make it more convincing.

Submitted by Razy on Thu, 05/11/2020 - 14:23

I have not yet an online profile, but I am interested in learning how I can write a professional profile. In my opinion, it should demonstrate your proven record track in a concise text. As you probably hear that, sharing a friendly photo can make others attracted.

Submitted by Hoang Hai on Mon, 26/10/2020 - 06:33

I am currently have a resume. I put it on some website. In profile I think it should be clear and convincing.

Submitted by vsanchez75 on Mon, 19/10/2020 - 14:51

Yes I have an online profile, it is in Linkedin, many experts say different tips to build your resume, in my case I try to follow the tips maybe my problem is try to translate the words in spanish to english.

Submitted by Nelisa Alcalde on Wed, 14/10/2020 - 16:12

I do have an online profile on a site called linedin. To be honest I don't know what kind of tips I could share with other as I'm just at the beginning of my career.

Submitted by Ugulhan on Wed, 30/09/2020 - 08:03

I see that is a more successful writing way of a professional profile. I actually used it as a cover letter for applying But I prefer to writing this kind of writing for my new application right now.

Submitted by danisep on Tue, 29/09/2020 - 21:31

Actually I’m seeking an opportunity. I completed university the last year I made a postgraduate study, and I have been accepted for two applications, but those applications were for salesmen and I don't want to do that job, but if another opportunity presents itself I must take it whatever it is. due to the covid, the main employment exchange there is no one job opportunity at the moment, I’m sending my application to other cities.

Submitted by YaMaCa on Thu, 24/09/2020 - 20:59

I have my online profile on LinkedIn and also on several job web pages from Switzerland. Due to the pandemic and oil prices, I am currently seeking new opportunities. Summary I am a Geologist degree with 15 years of experience in the Oil industry. I have been a Senior well Engineer in the Oil and Gas industry for the last four years. My expertise is in the design, execution, and evaluation of the wells. Furthermore, I have developed strong skills in planning, logistics, risk analysis, budget control, safety, and quality processes. I am easily adaptable to the change and multicultural environments.

Submitted by learnfromadv on Sun, 06/09/2020 - 04:59

I am tech geek always seek to lern new things from the internet, and over the time I tried to improve my writing skills but the improvement is negligible I know this is basically due to not be punctual in my daily routing. May be someday I will find the way to be puntual in this and improve this skills, I tried a lot of ways, not matter how hard i tried at the end result would be same.

Submitted by shelly on Thu, 03/09/2020 - 09:27

Hello, I do have an on-line profile recently in a local website. The contents are as following: Over the ten years I have various roles in the field of paper machinery and currently I work as a sale manager in the overseas department. I have a proven track record of designing machine parts and oversea sales performance. Product Engineer My role involves project focus on all the cleaning parts of the complete machine and working closely with the manufacture worker and our customers. Now and then I will take a business trip to visit our clients or take part in some profession meeting to learn some innovation ideas for our product. Overseas Manager As a seal person I am responsible for all kinds of sale campaign to drive engagement with the customers of our key product to build brand loyalty. I also led on our advertisement strategy to explore new customer for our brand awareness.

Submitted by Ethel_Morales on Tue, 25/08/2020 - 00:39

Hi everyone, well I have my online professional profile in only one local job site. I've studied Business Administration and now I'm studying Statistics, as you can see I like learning, but by now I do not have too much working experience. However, with all your recommendations I will get my online professional profile better and load it in other websites like linkedin. Thank you

Submitted by IKEDA on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 17:50

Of course, I have my CV on LinkedIn, which is a famous social networking service around the world except for our country Japan. I have some tips for an online profile. First, you should put your clear face icon. Second, to show your specialty with a couple of words for readers to get to know your role quickly. If you do them, Your profile page's impression on LinkedIn is increasing, Maybe.

Submitted by Nyein Chan Moe on Tue, 18/08/2020 - 12:18

Nyein Chan Moe Electrical engineering university student Summary Over the past four years, I have learned all the courses that a fourth year student should do and took part in school projects, field trips and internships. Supportive skill for my major At 2018, I attanded an Auto CAD course from KMD and got a certification. I was an active learner and the teacher said I've got a great potential. At 2019, I attanded a basic electronic course at T4Link and got a certification. I fully took part in class activities and got high marks.

Submitted by Hennadii on Tue, 11/08/2020 - 09:49

I obviously have my online profile (who doesn't nowadays?) on Linkedin and, of course, on some local job sites. My profile looks almost like my paper CV plus some links on my electronic certificates which I got finishing some online courses during the COVID quarantine. And it's my first tip for all - don't waste your chance to learn something new. There are plenty of educational platforms on the Internet where you can choose a suitable course, get new skills and knowledge, and fill your online profile with valuable certificates.

Submitted by sofi_ramirezmurtagh on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 18:01

Yes, I do have an online profile in LinkedIn.com. It is a website where people can put their CV and employers can find qualified people for a job they need. Then If the employer is interest, he/she calls the job applicant for an interview and the rest is history. In Chile also is very important to have a few good contacts with friends or family in certain industries because that gives more chances to get a job.

Submitted by Abassomooyedele on Fri, 24/07/2020 - 07:57

Abass Omooyedele Mathematics Teacher Summary Over the past seven years I have taught several classes in the teaching profession and currently I am preparing JSS 3 students for their exam. I have a proven track record of successfully preparing students for critical examinations and with them coming out with flying colours. Mathematics Teacher kolade College 2016 - present I teach JSS 1 - JSS 3 mathematics. I also work closely with management in running the school. I sometimes teach other subjects such as business studies, economics if the teachers in charge are not around. Class Teacher Folashade Schools 2015-2016 My role was to teach only primary 2. I was responsible to teach all their subjects. I took my students one excursion to the University of Ibadan zoological garden. I also organised competitions for them and rewarded the winners. Class Teacher 2013-2015 God's Perfection I was responsible for various classes and roles here. I taught Junior mathematics, English and Agric, and also represented my boss in various meetings. In fact, I developed my knowledge and skills for teaching mathematics and making decisions related to school management at the school. Note : "I have a proven track record of successfully preparing students for critical examinations and with them coming out with flying colours " Is this sentence correct, especially where I wrote "and with them coming out with flying colours"? Thanks

Hello Abassomooyedele,

I think the sentence is a little awkward. I would suggest either of the following:

I have a proven track record of preparing students for critical examinations, which they pass with flying colours.

I have a proven track record of successfully preparing students for critical examinations, with my students consistently passing with flying colours.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Alexandra crespo on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 23:39

I don't have an online profile, but I recommend have a good presentation to interview moment!

Submitted by Adriana Llivisaca on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 15:21

I do not have a university degree yet but I am studying to achieve it and have my profile online.

Submitted by tchok on Tue, 16/06/2020 - 21:23

Hello everybody, I have an online profile on LinkedIn. It is not elaborated. Your tips will help me a lot. Thank you so much

Submitted by Wiola on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 13:00

Allowing the best contact with destination group which is targeting for, we should investigate in advance communication chanels in social media (which are the most popular or the the way to contact with destination group is the shortest).

Submitted by Havan saberi on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 12:46

Yes I do. I would include my educational degree in my qualifications summary as well.

Submitted by seito kaito on Wed, 03/06/2020 - 10:18

Maybe, I do not have an online profile. it is difficult for me to answer because I don’t understand what an online profile mean a little bit. So, I will guess and try to write. My name is kaito seito. I am 20 years old. I was born and raised in Chiba prefecture. I graduated from high school in 2019 and currently I am commuting to university. I am currently studying English and French at university. However, I am not very good at either. So, I would be happy if you could give me some advice in English and French. Universities not only study but also have various circles. I belong to the futsal circle.  I have been playing baseball since I was elementary school student, but after I entered university, I wanted to try a different sport and started playing futsal, which is completely different from baseball. Futsal is a very difficult sport, but I like futsal very much. I want to try various thigs from now on. Thank you very much.