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WARNING: Candidates – Your LinkedIn profile is at least as important as your CV – PART III – THE PROOF!

The world is beginning to view candidates differently. The value of the CV/resume is becoming diminished and replaced by online activity. I’ve been arguing this for some while, but today I saw the proof from the Wall Street Journal

Here’s one excerpt:

A résumé doesn’t provide much depth about a candidate, says Christina Cacioppo, an associate at Union Square Ventures who blogs about the hiring process on the company’s website and was herself hired after she compiled a profile comprising her personal blog, Twitter feed, LinkedIn profile, and links to social-media sites Delicious and Dopplr, which showed places where she had traveled.

“We are most interested in what people are like, what they are like to work with, how they think,” she says.

Your online presence and how you manage that reveals more about you than a CV/resume ever can. The CV/resume has not disappeared, and it’s still important to have one that engages and describes your skills and experience, but potential employers are being much smarter in how they look at a candidate.

Previous Articles:

Dec 9th: WARNING: Candidates – Your LinkedIn profile is at least as important as your CV

Jan 20th: WARNING: Candidates – Your LinkedIn profile is at least as important as your CV – PART II

About the Author

Martin EllisMartin is a headhunter and recruiter at Recruitment South East Ltd., who he joined in April 2014 when they bought his old company. Before that he was a senior executive with a FTSE 100 company working globally, mainly to regenerate stalled business, or those that need a little extra TLC to get them moving again. He worked all over Europe, USA, Africa and Asia, so sees the world from many perspectives.View all posts by Martin Ellis →

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