May 24, 2017
As a job seeker, you need
both a resume and a LinkedIn profile. These two documents shouldn’t
be mirror images of each other. Each has their own particular
purpose and, together, they function as a complimentary review of
your work history.
Your LinkedIn profile is a broad overview of what your professional value proposition is. Your resume should be customized around particular job opportunity. It’s important to use keywords from the job posting in your resume so when the hiring manager knows you are familiar with the language and the culture of the opportunity.
Our guest expert this week is recruiter and career coach, Ed Han. Ed says you need to be consistent when talking about yourself online and in your resume, but that you need to customize each piece.
Here are two areas where your resume and LinkedIn profiles should differ:
Ed also recommends having a master resume with a complete inventory of your work, educational experience, and accomplishments. It makes customizing a resume for a specific opportunity easier, and you can see all of your amazing accomplishments at a glance.
This Week’s Guest: Ed Han
Ed Han is a recruiter with a passion for networking and helping people put their professional best foot forward, especially on LinkedIn. His own career includes stints with a major Wall Street firm, an international fashion brand, and a publishing company. You can find Ed Han on LinkedIn or at his Land Faster job search and support Facebook group.
This Week’s Job Search Resource
Ben’s shares a blog post from LinkedIn: 101 Great Words to Use in Your Resume (and 5 to Avoid) by Mike Figliuolo.
This Week’s Listener Question
Jessica, Ben, and Mac answer
Darroch Cahen’s question: “How do I pursue a
career, both professionally and on LinkedIn?”
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