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Importing LinkedIn Profiles

LinkedIn profiles may be replacing resumes as candidate introductions to employers. Resumes on LinkedIn have huge implications for the recruiting industry and the workforce in general. In today’s world of instant world wide access, resumes have to be different. Just look at how sound bites travel around the world at the speed of light.  Most people putting a resume or background on LinkedIn understand this so for the recruiter, the LinkedIn resume is a double edged sword. It gives more information but is usually more scripted and that makes it harder to get a true feeling for the person.  But more people can find more people thus making the wheels of economies spin faster with greater and better results. So here goes our contribution to the economies of the world. We won’t go into all that advice on how to write good resumes for LinkedIn because that’s for the candidate to figure out. You don’t want to waste your time as a recruiter helping a candidate write a better LinkedIn resume for other recruiters to benefit from!  However, you might want to coach a candidate on what or what not to put on LinkedIn because your clients may be looking there too.  Here are a few good practical sense tips on what not to write.  We always like what not to do better than what to do because it seems so much easier to understand.  Phrases like “why should they hire you?” or “tell stories” are much more ambiguous than “LOL is not really a word.  Don’t use it in business!” But back to our topic because our January Newsletter is for recruiters and finding talent on LinkedIn. There are many advanced LinkedIn searching techniques but we think the best search technique is through Google or Bing.  Also our “Article Check Out” on the left of our newsletter page features some good links on how to navigate LinkedIn to find candidates. Once you find those resumes and profiles it is sooo easy to important them into Gopher.