I'm a software engineer who's based in Galway (Ireland), and I've been getting a lot of headhunters trying to offer me jobs in other parts of the country or even outside Ireland. This is a bit of an occupational hazard*, but I have no interest in moving or working outside Galway, so I added a line about that to my LinkedIn profile summary a while ago to filter out as much noise as possible.
I just had another come in via LinkedIn for a job in Dublin. The note is at the bottom of the summary, so I'm reasonably sure they didn't see it. I don't know whether this is because LinkedIn's UI collapses the summary by default, or because they expanded the summary and then just skimmed it, or saw the note and decided that they know better anyway.
Would moving this note to the top of the summary be more effective?
*In another universe where they literally hunt heads using razor-sharp job specs, perhaps. Fortunately, I don't think I live in that one.