Your resume is professional and written well. But like most people, you feel it only reflects a part of you. Keeping your resume this way is key as most job recruiters only spend an average of six seconds looking at your resume. Hopefully, employers will spend a litle more time and at least try to discover more about you the person vs what jobs you have held and what technical skills you possess.
Well with social media in full swing, having a personality and showing all facets of yourself can be had. Think of LinkedIn as your first interview. Yes it will of course reflect the majority of your resume, but you can insert culture, personality, and other things you normally would not put on a resume.
Take a tip from Steve Johnson, VP of User Experience at LinkedIn:
“Steve Johnson, LinkedIn’s VP of user experience, is the guy in charge of designing the site’s look, feel, and function.
Naturally, he’s a LinkedIn whiz, and in a recent interview he shared his favorite tip for members: Don’t be afraid to show your personality.
“LinkedIn profiles aren’t like the printed resumes of old,” he says, “You can bring your professional story to life. We are giving you the opportunity to share your career aspirations, showcase your unique character and what you bring to the culture of your company.”
You can give your profile some extra flair by…..”