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This category in the Jobs Now Blog contains a collection of frequently asked questions about resumes, resume writing & CVs answered by Rae Stonehouse. 

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Sunday, 01 January 2023 09:32

Can you use your LinkedIn profile as a resume?

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It might be helpful to think of your LinkedIn profile as an adjunct to your professionally written resume.

Whereas your resume needs to be terse and succinct, it also needs to be crafted for a specific job you are applying for.

Possibly… possibly not!

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It seems most if not all the responses up to this point have advised not to use these so-called titles.

I would agree with them and most of their accompanying logic.

Not unless you were applying for a job as a calligrapher.

While you want to stand out as being different from the other applicants, you don’t want to stand out in a bad way.

I wouldn’t bother thinking in terms of whether it is proper or not. Far better to think in terms of asking ‘is there value in posting it or not?’

I’m not sure if it would be considered wise or not, but it certainly could be strategic.

Odds are high that the employer will check you out on Linkedin anyways.

I’m not sure about it being unprofessional, but I don’t think that it is professional.

Monday, 29 January 2018 09:22

How soon may I put a position on my resume?

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I just started a part-time position (two weeks ago) that will continue, as I apply for summer internships. I have only done one project thus far. Is it too soon to put the part-time job on my resume? 


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