Your LinkedIn profile and your resume have the same goal: to get you an interview for the job you want. To do that, they need to support each other because most employers will look at both. In fact, some recruiters and employers search LinkedIn profiles to fill job openings that have not been announced or that you might not be aware of.
Over the decades, the format for resumes has changed and so has the delivery system. Recruiters and employers are much more likely to ask job applicants to provide an electronic version of the resume, not mail in a paper version. They are more accepting of resumes with two or more pages (provided the content demands the space). Applicant Tracking Systems have become more prevalent as a way to find resumes with the skills, experience, and education employers want.
All those changes mean that an online LinkedIn profile has become as valuable as a resume—but hasn’t replaced it.
At Robin’s Resumes®, we help you tell a compelling story on both LinkedIn and your resume, one that will appeal to recruiters and hiring managers no matter how they first hear about you.