I'm in the process of creating my LinkedIn profile to apply for my first full stack development job.
I'm getting mixed messages about the summary section, which everyone agrees is important, but to which there seem to be two approaches.
Lots of detail about what drives you, your experience, your philosophy etc. This is recommended by many blogs about the topic, where examples involve 3-5 paragraphs of text, including personal details. (example 1, example 2).
Brief summary including goals and a list of skills/technologies that one uses -- 1 paragraph and a bullet list. This is what I see on most senior developer profiles. (example 1 example 2). The second example is LinkedIn's own student example.
The advantages of 1 are obvious: I can say more to a potential employer, which is great for someone with a limited number of past projects. But if other developers have short summaries, I'm concerned mine will come across as a wall of text and possibly pretentious.
This is my current profile with a relatively short summary. (Project and experience sections are not complete yet.)
So, which approach should I go for in my current situation?