Résumé vs LinkedIn Profile A brief comparison of a traditional paper resume and a profile on linkedin.com By Sridhar Jammalamadaka, www.InterviewMantra.net
Résumé is offline Trouble should be taken to carry a résumé document wherever you go. Whereas your linkedIn profile is online and it appears in google search results when searched for your full name. LinkedIn profile is online
Résumé doesn't show recommendations A LinkedIn profile can show all the recommendations of your colleagues, professors and friends. LinkedIn profile shows recommendations
Résumé format is not universal It is easier to compare two apples than to compare an apple and an orange. Any profile on LinkedIn looks the same. So anyone who wishes to compare two profiles can compare without much trouble. LinkedIn profile is universal
Résumé needs special software for editing You need Microsoft Office software to edit a resume in doc format. Whereas you can edit your linkedin profile even from your mobile web browser. You could view and edit your profile even using a netbook. All a LinkedIn profile needs - a browser
Résumé can't show your blog With LinkedIn Applications - BlogLink and Wordpress, you could link your blog to be displayed on your linkedin Profile. LinkedIn profile can show your blog posts
Résumé can't embed presentations LinkedIn, with the help of Applications, Google Presentation, you can upload presentations relating to your work. LinkedIn profile can flaunt your work presentations
Résumé doesn't carry info about your company LinkedIn stores profiles of Company which give basic info such as number of employees, industry and specialties etc. LinkedIn Company profile shows info about your company
Résumé doesn't show Connections When you view a public LinkedIn profile of a person, it shows you the possible connections with that person. You could use this information to get introduced to that person. LinkedIn profile shows Connections
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