Twice this last month, TWO of my candidates were eliminated because their Linkedin profile did not agree with their resume…there were jobs on their profile that weren’t on their resume…
I really don’t know what to say!…. how you say…s-t-u-p-i-d?
I might as well mention here, that a week ago, I had another candidate who was discounted for an opportunity because his Linkedin profile was not very robust… he had no picture of himself… few contacts…and no recommendations… very little of anything. The CEO of the company I presented him to said, “well, after 20 years of experience, I can’t believe he wouldn’t have a more robust Linkedin profile. I’ll pass on him.”
You don’t have to agree with any of these issues. The first one is inarguable. The second one is quite unfair, but that’s what happened. I don’t subscribe to the idea that Linkedin is the be-all and end-all in a job search, but, likewise, it can be too understated.