Between the popularity of LinkedIn and the rise of people using video, PowerPoint and other digital methods to promote themselves as job candidates, you may think that resumes have gone the way of vinyl records, public telephones and typewriters But they’re not completely obsolete! Here’s why you need to embrace both the printed and the published version of your CV.
However, LinkedIn can work hand in hand with a resume and increase the strength of your message. You can put a link to your LI profile in your cover letter, on your resume or on your business card. Especially when you’re communicating with an online contact, it can be easier to send people to your LinkedIn page instead of attaching a PDF of your resume. And LinkedIn, unlike a resume, gives you a place to include testimonials from colleagues, clients, and employers.
For those of you in IT, LinkedIn’s Professional Portfolio feature gives you a great place to showcase your professional achievements through screenshots, portfolios, SlideShare presentations, photos, images and videos. It allows you to show your accomplishments, results or samples of your work in a way that a text resume can’t.
Any questions? Contact the team at Triumph. We know how to help candidates play up their strengths to help them find the right job.