LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 80 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals.
“ What you are really trying to do on social networks is expand your sphere of influence. You want to grow the number of people that know about you. As more people get to know about you and see who you are, that can pay off.” - Miriam Salpeter, Job Coach
The job search process has undergone a revolution since the advent of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networking sites… “It’s almost like social media has replaced the white pages” Ms. Halverson, senior vice president for learning and talent development at the recruiting firm MRINetwork, said. “Recruiters don’t even know how to find you if you don’t have a presence online. It’s nonnegotiable – you have to have a profile on a social networking site.”
Make them rich with keywords for ease in keyword scanning and keyword searching.
Fill job descriptions with substantive content, achievements, project highlights and more.
Include quantifiable results where possible as numbers always capture attention.
Highlight additional information beyond just the resume – associations, publications, public speaking engagements, honors and awards, technology skills, foreign language skills, and any other distinguishing qualifications.
- According to Wendy Enelow, Executive Resume Writer and Career Coach