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Your Career with LinkedIn: Essential Tips How to Update Resume on LinkedIn


By Bob Parker

Profile Optimization Tips

LinkedIn has become an up-to-date way of building strong business communities. It connects the interests of near 40 million companies and job seekers from more than 200 countries. To make your profile work for the career you should learn how to update resume on LinkedIn.

Current data complemented with a professional photo in your resume can be an effective tool to get better results in a job search. Profile maintenance after the latest network update takes more time than it has done earlier, although LinkedIn automation tools can help a lot.

The article helps to get through all the ins and outs of the present-day resume modifying.

Ten Simple Steps to Change LinkedIn Resume

The new LinkedIn algorithms have taken away the technical possibilities to make changes in the resume inside the profile. Updating your resume means you should delete the old variant and upload a current customized one. It sounds easier said than done - the procedure promises to be a complex one.

Deleting the Old Resume

Try to change career details inside the profile with the help of a step-by-step guide as follows:

  1. Your first action is logging into your account on LinkedIn. Choose the “Me” button on the top navigation bar, then click on it.
  2. Select the “View Profile” option underneath your position within the drop-down menu.
  3. Tapping center right on the pencil icon will unfold the “About” section and allow editing a summary.
  4. Scroll down, find your previous outdated CV file at the foot of the “Edit Intro” pop-up window and click on the pencil symbol.
  5. Select “Delete this media” within the new pop-up screen. You will find it in the bottom left corner.

Uploading Current Resume

As soon as you delete the old file, you should upload the new CV. The algorithm is similar to the steps taken for deleting:

  1. Select the “Upload” option on the “Edit About” screen, and point out the new CV file in .doc or PDF format.
  2. Add a file name in the “Title” box. It will be convenient to use your name, industry, or position in order HR manager can found it in a database.
  3. Go down to the joining field “Description”. Write the description of the resume in clear, concise, and exact terms.
  4. Click the “Apply” button in the lower right-hand corner.
  5. Select the “Save” option on the “Edit About” screen. The resume is going to appear as a featured post on your profile after the ATS scanning.

Well done! You have coped with the new resume addition. It was not a handy way of solving a problem but one and only solution on how to update the resume on LinkedIn.

Make Profile Promising

Now let's dive to the core and speak of some essence steps we used to recommend at to make your profile unique. The LinkedIn profile can be touted as a kind of online resume. It has to provoke interest, be readable, and open for the public. Check if the data is actual, complete, and detailed.

Your photo is a must, a headshot is preferable. There is no need to show your pets while job hunting. It is better to be pictured in your workplace.

Keep Privacy

Your Activity Broadcasts should be off when you are searching for a job with LinkedIn. When you are already employed nobody should know that you are updating the profile or resume.

To adjust your account and not show changes in your feed go to the “Settings”, choose “How others see your LinkedIn activity”, and turn “Share job changes, education changes, and work anniversaries from profile” from “Yes” to “No”.

Make an Accent on Experience

Use the “About” section as a summary of unique professional experience in your field. Put down a headline, it will appear at the top of the page for everyone viewing your page.

Do not hesitate to boast the core certifications, lingual skills, or accomplishments. Don’t forget to select an industry, because headhunters navigate filling in the search field. You may include current employment and education as well.

Highlight The Skills

If you include skills it will raise a number of viewers for sure. Fill in the “Skills & Endorsements” section with the core competencies and the strongest assets. The relevant keywords from your past or dream position description can be helpful.

Request Recommendations

Get recommendations from your co-workers. The easiest way to receive them is to recommend a member of LinkedIn by yourself. A LinkedIn recommendation may become a reference in advance.

One more way is to request recommendations from your former chiefs, tutors, professors. But never ask strangers for references, that won’t work.

All information displaid on the LinkedIn profile can work on you. Keep it up-to-date in order not to let the lucky chance pass by your profile.

About the Author

Bob Parker is a Certified Career Coach. With a decade of professional experience in career management and recruiting. A big LinkedIn fan and researcher. Bob's an amazing writer with tons of useful tips.

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