Online Profiles, Especially on LinkedIn, Are Just as Important as Your Resume

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CLT2011WhitePaper.jpg Although, according to the Findings of 2011 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Trends for the Now, the New & the Next in Careers, “the resume remains the essential foundation for any job search,” employers and recruiters are finding and evaluating candidates through other channels:
LinkedIn profiles are considered by many to be equal to resumes in priority and may soon be more important. There was agreement that the LinkedIn Profile should be a narrative, first-person “story” and not a mere duplication of the resume.
Still …
Despite the ever-­changing nature of job search and the explosion of new technologies, nearly every job seeker still needs the traditional resume/CV as a career overview and introduction to employers, recruiters, and network contacts.
This post is part of our series of excerpts from the white paper, Findings of 2011 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Trends for the Now, the New & the Next in Careers. The brainstorming day was held October 14, 2011, by the Career Thought Leaders Consortium, publishers of the white paper, and included the input of more than 250 career professionals from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

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