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June 27, 2021

Should your LinkedIn profile be the same as your CV?

Should your LinkedIn profile be the same as your CV?

Although your resume and LinkedIn profile are both important job-search tools, they serve slightly different purposes and are read by slightly different audiences under different conditions. As a result, they should never be identical.

Why having a LinkedIn profile is important?

Having a LinkedIn profile helps build trust with employers and recruiters as they can see your recommendations and connections and evidence of where you have added value. You can build your credibility through the endorsements and testimonials that LinkedIn allows your contacts to leave on your profile.

Why do employers look at LinkedIn?

Your profile on the site is public, enabling recruiters to find candidates who have the skills and experience that fit their job openings. And because LinkedIn lets co-workers endorse your skills, employers can get a more complete picture of what you can do and how you’re regarded by peers and others in your field.

Do recruiters contact you on LinkedIn?

Having a recruiter reach out to you on LinkedIn is a positive sign. It means you have a strong profile and relevant, employable skills.

Why am I not getting noticed on LinkedIn?

You’ve added a summary, keywords, top skills and job descriptions. Your profile is set to “open,” but you haven’t put a face to the name. Without a picture, you won’t get noticed People in general don’t trust a profile without a face they can relate to. Your picture should embody the kind of professional you are.

Why are recruiters not contacting me on LinkedIn?

Most likely if they are sourcing candidates they are looking for a very particular set of skills not just someone with a certain job title. If you’re not using your LinkedIn profile to sell your experience, skills and achievements and make it easy for recruiters to contact you you’re doing yourself a real disservice.

What should your LinkedIn headline say if unemployed?

Use a Job Title That Matches Your Goal. Be focused on your goal, not your temporary unemployed status. For example, adding a Job Title similar to what you’d use for a Headline (“Sales Rep Pursuing Dealer Sales & Distribution Opportunities”) will help employers realize why you’re adding the job.