So, you’ve just developed (or hired a professional to create it!) your impactful, accomplishments-based resume. Is your LinkedIn address included? If not, why? Think about it. You want to be found, right? This is a perfect spot for it for several reasons. One, you make it easier for employers/recruiting managers/recruiters to access more information about you than you’ve presented on your resume. Secondly, your LinkedIn profile contains far more information than you can possibly include on your resume, and, if you’ve constructed it well, should give the reader a much better glimpse of your personality- your potential fit for the position – and what value you bring. Thirdly, employers who read your resume will automatically try to find you on LinkedIn, Twitter, or other social media sites AND discern if a) you’re the same person-your information matches, b) there’s no “red flags” there, and c) your “character defining photo” aligns with your information.
Of course, this requires that you’ve developed an impactful LinkedIn profile prior to sending out your resume. The same idea applies in reverse, too: prior to publishing changes to your profile, you must have your impactful, accomplishments-based resume ready. They work in tandem, and your reader needs both.
Be courteous and make it easy for your resume reader to access your profile quickly. Employers and recruiters are very busy people. They don’t have the time or inclination to find you on LinkedIn later. Later is NOW.