I have written about whether a CFO (or any executive) needs a Resume in addition to their LinkedIn Profile. I made the point that a resume isn’t always necessary. My friend Cindy Kraft disagreed with me. We can both be right at the same time, can’t we?
While LinkedIn Profiles are great for building personal brand and getting attention when looking (or not looking) for a job, there is one key difference between the LI Profile and your resume.
Your resume – needs to be updated when looking (actively or passively) for your next role.
Your LinkedIn Profile – MUST always be up to date.
Why MUST your LinkedIn Profile always be up to date?
I will give you insight into something that annoys your favorite Executive Search consultant.
Companies hire my firm (Stanton Chase International) to help them hire the most appropriate executive. When working on a mandate, I use LinkedIn (in addition to other tools and methods) to do research on the people that I would like to speak with to see if they are a potential fit for my client.
Do you know what happens when I’m looking for someone who could be interesting for my search, yet they are no longer working for the company they say they are working for on LinkedIn?
They miss an opportunity.
Do you want to make sure you are found when people have an opportunity for you?
Keep your LinkedIn Profile up to date.
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