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Old 07-20-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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I am confused on how the Linkedin profile should look. Some people have their full resume and others just list their job title, company and dates.

Is it a mistake to use your resume as your profile? Do you include a brief description on each position, but leave off the full resume?
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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You should be cautious about putting too much (contact) information on there.

My advice, put minimal amount on the web page itself and have a link or attachment (if possible, I forgot) to a resume with no more personal contact information than what is on the web page. A whole resume on the web page would be too cluttered.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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My resume has a lot more details and a lot more achievement oriented statements. LinkedIn is public, but I can be selective about who I give my resume to.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Your work experience section should show multiple key industry words so that headhunters can find you. That means more detail about what you have done is generally better, minus the personal contact information.

I do not see having a bare-bones LinkedIn profile as an asset. A lot of people have bare profiles and it does not stand out. It is a place to take credit for your achievements professionally. If you don't want your professional info divulged publicly, then I suggest taking down the profile.

Check Angus Hsu for my example.

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Old 07-26-2013, 02:40 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I do not see having a bare-bones LinkedIn profile as an asset. A lot of people have bare profiles and it does not stand out. It is a place to take credit for your achievements professionally.
Check Angus Hsu for my example.
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=36904689 is an example of a good profile. The GMAT score might be a tad pretentious.

www.linkedin.com/in/davebarnes/
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Pretentious? I will take credit for everything I have accomplished. And want an employer who respects the exam.

Thanks for the compliment. I spruced it up a lot this year after first joining in 2008.

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Old 07-26-2013, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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I have done it both ways, now more like resume, but I only give e-mail as contact, too many scammers calling my cell and burning minutes.

And if you are in sales, like me, you better have your awards listed on linkedin.
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