When was the last time you took a good look at your LinkedIn profile? Sure, it is easy to let it slip into backburner purgatory but one of your 2015 new year’s resolutions should be swinging by to review and make necessary updates.
One area in particular to take a closer look at is the “Projects” section and if what I hear from HR folks and department executives is accurate, this is one element they scrutinize in order to help glean additional insight into prospects and providers.
Did You Know That Potential Employers/Clients Are Using Your Profile As An Official Resume?
For those not already in the know, it is increasingly common for potential employers and clients to use your LinkedIn profile as an official resume, which includes downloading a hard copy in pdf format. The last thing you want is a hard copy floating around a conference room table that doesn’t accurately represent you and your work.
So do yourself a favor and set aside some time to review and update your LinkedIn profile for 2015, you’ll be glad you did.
Oh, and if you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, or think you don’t need one, you might want to reconsider as it is rapidly becoming one of many tells prospective employers/clients use to get an idea about your age and/or level of tech understanding.