Updating my resume
Omit experience that dates back further than 10 years unless it’s essential to your narrative — say, an internship with Jeff Bezos that changed your career trajectory. No sense giving an ageist hiring manager an excuse to pass you over because you’re too young — or too old.When you’re unemployed, updating your Linked In Profile gets complicated in a hurry.What should you list for your Professional Headline and Current Position, when you’re between jobs?After all, the whole purpose of updating your Profile is to attract prospective employers.Also near the top, catch the hiring manager’s attention by emphasizing your skill set.Doing so cements the value you can bring to the role, as opposed to what you’re looking for in a job, Leavy-Detrick says.
Also note: No bot, nor human, is looking specifically for soft skills, James points out.“The point is to highlight what you can’t afford a potential employer to miss …It’s a high-level overview of your candidacy.” This should also parallel the “Summary” section on your Linked In page, which serves as a virtual resume, says professional resume writer Laurie J. In both places, you’ll want language that calls out some of the achievements and attributes that make you most valuable to an employer.A simple option is to put an end date on your last position and not add a new one.That way your Profile is technically correct and you're not highlighting your status of being unemployed.