We previously commented on the change that is taking place in the content shared by users on Linkedin. Today we will talk about the increase in creating a Linkedin profile “copy-paste” of what already appears in the CV. Many professionals explain how to get the most out of your Linkedin profile. However, many users do not know exactly how to differentiate their profile from their CV.
After finishing reading this article, you will see a big difference between your CV and your renewed LinkedIn profile.
What is Curriculum Vitae?
The CV is a document that shows the professional trajectory and the academic training received.
What is Linkedin?
Linkedin is one of the largest professional contact networks with a presence in 200 countries around the world.
Being well-positioned in this social network will help you to be visible in the selection 2.0 that is made today. To do this, you have to look for the keywords that describe you as a professional, this will make you appear when searching.
Next, we will see what are the main differences between a CV and a profile on Linkedin :
- A curriculum vitae is a formal professional document while Linkedin is a professional social network that allows direct communication between people.
- The CV must have a maximum length of 2 pages where the information must appear in an orderly and summarized manner. On the contrary, the more extensive and worked your Linkedin has, the more chances you will have of appearing in searches within the professional network.
- The resume is sent to a target audience for a specific position, so the impact it may have is low. In contrast, a Linkedin profile has a global reach and is available at any time and day of the year.
- Your Linkedin can help you generate a wide network of contacts. However, a CV can never help you to contact professionals.
- The content of the CV must be personalized for each of the positions you apply for, but the Linkedin profile allows you to have a global vision of you as a professional.
- The CV is aimed at applying for jobs, while Linkedin is a tool to keep your network active and updated.
- Unlike a resume, LinkedIn allows you to attach links to web pages, blogs, portfolios, presentations, word documents, etc.
- In a CV you should never incorporate the possible recommendations that are made to you but in Linkedin having recommendations from clients and/or bosses is a plus. Also, try to have your skills valued.
It is recommended that you carry out a strategy for your Linkedin to enhance your personal brand. For this you will have to dedicate certain hours of your time to improving your profile, generating contacts, participating in groups and debates, etc.
Another recommendation is that you take care of your online reputation. You must monitor what appears when a search for your name is done on the internet. Therefore, having a good photograph on your CV as well as on your Linkedin profile will help you avoid transmitting a negative image (especially if other people have the same name as you).