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Should I Put My Resume On LinkedIn?

Published on
December 17, 2021

Check out the video above to hear from Teal Founder& CEO and Teal CMO Vincent Phamvan for best practices when it comes to including your resume in your LinkedIn profile, or read the article below for more information.

In today’s world where finding jobs is becoming tougher by the day, a LinkedIn profile is expected. But does LinkedIn help you land your dream job or at least take you closer to it? Or is it limiting your job opportunities by forcing you to use a uniform work profile?

With the variety of jobs available and the large volume of candidates, being able to tailor your resume according to a job’s requirements is advantageous. However, putting your finalized resume with a set format right up on one of the world’s most popular websites may not be the best idea. Because this prevents you from making relevant changes to your resume from time to time that fit a particular job better. 

LinkedIn Communication with a Broader Audience

LinkedIn is a way to communicate to a broader audience, all wanting different candidates for different jobs. However, having a set resume will limit your chances of being hired since the recruiter may not see a skill in the description that you may actually have.

The Real Deal

Several people put their resumes in the ‘featured content’ areas in their LinkedIn profiles. This area is within the ‘about me’ section, which includes brief details of your work experience. Perhaps the focus here should be what you should have instead of what you shouldn’t have there. 

The information in this section is more like a professional summary of you, preferably including social proof, newspaper or magazines mentions, certificates, awards, or third-party credibility. If you don’t have any sort of entitlements, you can simply put something like a blog post’s link or an article that you have written on a free platform, such as Medium. Try to portray your passion, interests, and skills here that show what makes you, you, and what is so unique about you. 

Standing Out Among the Rest

A lot of job seekers will have resumes attached in the ‘featured content’ section. So go for something different to make yourself stand out among the rest and showcase your talents in the best way possible.

While it’s okay to put a resume there, attaching a piece of multimedia content, whether it’s something as small as a short post on medium or an entire profitable website, will bring more attention. As far as other experiences are concerned, put them in your employment history. Then add some bullet points under each of your job roles to improve readability. 

The information that you plan to put in your resume in PDF form probably will not even show up when a recruiter searches for skills relevant to you since that requires opening the PDF. Instead, put this information in your LinkedIn profile so that LinkedIn can index it and your profile shows up with all the relevant skills.

Improving Reachability 

Another point you can use to your advantage is adding your phone number or your email address in the ‘about me’ section. This will help recruiters to be able to contact you. 

Some businesses use a LinkedIn recruiter, which allows them access to several tools that make contact with potential candidates easier. However, small companies may not have all these benefits or are unable to pay for them, or recruiters may run out of all their credits for the month. 

Therefore, your contact details, such as email and phone number, enable small as well as large establishments to contact you without having to go through your actual resume. If you’re available and seem suitable for the job, they may then proceed to download your PDF resume. And if you mentioned some personal details on your profile instead of only in your resume, they have a better idea of who you are and will be more inclined to contact you. 

Conclusion 

During this digital era, adapting is a must, especially in the corporate world where fast communication is the new norm. Instead of sticking to the old way and making a single PDF resume outlining all your work experiences, shift to the new way by making your profile more accessible and relevant. LinkedIn will help you do that. You can improve your reachability and showcase your skills by using your LinkedIn profile as a working part of your resume, not just a place to add friends and upload your resume file to.


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Should I Put My Resume On LinkedIn?

Check out the video above to hear from Teal Founder& CEO and Teal CMO Vincent Phamvan for best practices when it comes to including your resume in your LinkedIn profile, or read the article below for more information.

In today’s world where finding jobs is becoming tougher by the day, a LinkedIn profile is expected. But does LinkedIn help you land your dream job or at least take you closer to it? Or is it limiting your job opportunities by forcing you to use a uniform work profile?

With the variety of jobs available and the large volume of candidates, being able to tailor your resume according to a job’s requirements is advantageous. However, putting your finalized resume with a set format right up on one of the world’s most popular websites may not be the best idea. Because this prevents you from making relevant changes to your resume from time to time that fit a particular job better. 

LinkedIn Communication with a Broader Audience

LinkedIn is a way to communicate to a broader audience, all wanting different candidates for different jobs. However, having a set resume will limit your chances of being hired since the recruiter may not see a skill in the description that you may actually have.

The Real Deal

Several people put their resumes in the ‘featured content’ areas in their LinkedIn profiles. This area is within the ‘about me’ section, which includes brief details of your work experience. Perhaps the focus here should be what you should have instead of what you shouldn’t have there. 

The information in this section is more like a professional summary of you, preferably including social proof, newspaper or magazines mentions, certificates, awards, or third-party credibility. If you don’t have any sort of entitlements, you can simply put something like a blog post’s link or an article that you have written on a free platform, such as Medium. Try to portray your passion, interests, and skills here that show what makes you, you, and what is so unique about you. 

Standing Out Among the Rest

A lot of job seekers will have resumes attached in the ‘featured content’ section. So go for something different to make yourself stand out among the rest and showcase your talents in the best way possible.

While it’s okay to put a resume there, attaching a piece of multimedia content, whether it’s something as small as a short post on medium or an entire profitable website, will bring more attention. As far as other experiences are concerned, put them in your employment history. Then add some bullet points under each of your job roles to improve readability. 

The information that you plan to put in your resume in PDF form probably will not even show up when a recruiter searches for skills relevant to you since that requires opening the PDF. Instead, put this information in your LinkedIn profile so that LinkedIn can index it and your profile shows up with all the relevant skills.

Improving Reachability 

Another point you can use to your advantage is adding your phone number or your email address in the ‘about me’ section. This will help recruiters to be able to contact you. 

Some businesses use a LinkedIn recruiter, which allows them access to several tools that make contact with potential candidates easier. However, small companies may not have all these benefits or are unable to pay for them, or recruiters may run out of all their credits for the month. 

Therefore, your contact details, such as email and phone number, enable small as well as large establishments to contact you without having to go through your actual resume. If you’re available and seem suitable for the job, they may then proceed to download your PDF resume. And if you mentioned some personal details on your profile instead of only in your resume, they have a better idea of who you are and will be more inclined to contact you. 

Conclusion 

During this digital era, adapting is a must, especially in the corporate world where fast communication is the new norm. Instead of sticking to the old way and making a single PDF resume outlining all your work experiences, shift to the new way by making your profile more accessible and relevant. LinkedIn will help you do that. You can improve your reachability and showcase your skills by using your LinkedIn profile as a working part of your resume, not just a place to add friends and upload your resume file to.


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