Over the years, We’ve been repeatedly asked whether LinkedIn profiles will replace the resume as we know it. Short answer — Maybe. What can I do if it happens? Follow these tips.
➡️ Have a profile photo where you look approachable and professional. Add a branded banner photo too.
➡️ Have a strong headline. Include your target title, areas of expertise and value offerings. I know. Tricky to do with 120 characters but very possible.
➡️ Write a attracting “About Me” section. Don’t copy/paste the summary or profile from your resume. Make them crave more!
➡️ Don’t disregard the skills section. Click the target job posting to see what skills you’re missing and add them to your profile before you hit Easy Apply.
➡️ Don’t neglect your experience section. Complete it and tell your career story as it relates to your target. Whatever you do, don’t enter “See Resume” or leave it blank.
➡️ Network like no tomorrow. Build relationships with people you don’t know but need to know.
What else would you do if the resume is completely replaced by your LinkedIn profile?