I was recently asked for a resume. This is for what I think can be an exciting writing experience (I’d essentially have my own “column”).
The person who asked me said I would need to submit a resume. Folks, I haven’t had a resume for about seven years! And that resume is for a project/product manager, not for a writer.
In the last seven years my career has taken a dramatic twist, and what they want me for is for my writing.
I asked if I could send them my LinkedIn Profile and they said that might be fine, but to please put it into Word. So I exported to pdf, then copy-and-paste to Word.
As I was looking at the “document,” which was liked a stripped down Profile and nothing like a resume, my thought was “the LinkedIn Profile CAN’T take over the resume.”
Perhaps if my Profile had only resume-like stuff on it… maybe it would work. But putting my exported Profile into Word and thinking it was going to be a “resume” was a joke.
I think there will always be people who ask for a “resume.” And your Profile will not look like a resume. To get it right you’ll have to do a lot of reworking… might as well start from scratch.
I would love to hear your opinion and experience on this. Mine says NO WAY.