Should You Attach Your Resume to Your LinkedIn Profile?

Have you often wondered if you should attach your resume to your LinkedIn profile? Maybe it would help boost your job search?

Don’t.

Why not?

1) If your home address is on it – which it shouldn’t be; only use city, state and zip or equivalent – you are putting your information at risk for identity theft.

2) You also may find (or never know) that people are borrowing your information and creating a resume that is essentially a copy of yours with another name on it. Because they do not need to post that publicly – unlike a LI profile – they can secretly trade on your goodwill and dilute your brand.

3) If you have one form of resume posted on LinkedIn and bring another (targeted) resume to an interview, you may compromise your credibility (i.e., if the two versions do not to match).

In other words, you will have less control of your personal branding in the interview because your audience will have already seen your resume. They may not even read a new one.

Instead of attaching a resume, put the important information and keywords directly into your profile, so the LinkedIn algorithm can do its work to match you to the right jobs.


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– Anne Marie Segal, Executive Coach


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Master the Interview: University of Chicago Webinar

I was honored to speak to University of Chicago alumni last month about highlights from my recent book, Master the Interview: A Guide for Working Professionals.

If you are currently in the job search, looking opportunistically or willing to move for the right role, you will save yourself hours in your interview preparation – mitigating stress and uncertainty in the process and increasing your chance of a job offer – by watching and listening to the discussions in this webinar.

Here are two of the many points I make that will help “frame” your preparation:

  1. You are “on interview” well before you enter the actual interview room. It behooves you to take an expanded view of interviewing, from the initial contact with companies and networking (including social media) to your follow-up efforts thereafter.
  2. While you cannot anticipate every question that will be asked in an interview, you can have examples ready that align with your value proposition and are versatile enough to be responsive to a range of questions. Thinking about questions thematically will help you organize and bring more impact to your potential responses.

For the slides to follow along to the presentation (or speed up the learning process), please click here.

Anne Marie Segal is a career and leadership development coach, author, resume strategist and member of Forbes Coaches Council. She is founder of Segal Coaching, author of Master the Interview: A Guide for Working Professionals (available on Amazon.com) and a frequent public speaker in New York, Connecticut and beyond. 

On Forbes: 10 Professional Hurdles that Sabotage Your Networking Efforts

Up today on Forbes.com, my fourth article at the site and second in a series about business and career networking for people who find it a struggle…

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“Everyone knows networking is the critical piece of the professional puzzle. Our career, business and job search goals depend on it.

Back in the day, you could put that aside, work hard and have a career for life. But that time has passed. In short, while “who you know, not what you know” has always been the ticket into the upper echelons, the need to network has rippled out to every single one of us. From CEO to student, we all need a strong base of support, not only to advance our careers but also to maintain the advances we have made.

So what if you are not great at networking? What then?”

Read more at Forbes.com or check out my prior article with insights from J. Kelly Hoey and Dorie Clark (via Kathy Caprino), “Introverts: Creating a Network that Works for You.”

Anne Marie Segal is a career and leadership development coach, author, resume strategist and member of Forbes Coaches Council. She is founder of Segal Coaching, author of Master the Interview: A Guide for Working Professionals (available on Amazon.com) and a frequent public speaker in New York, Connecticut and beyond.

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Actionable Networking in Five Sessions – Stamford, CT

Welcome to networking sessions at Segal Coaching!

I am excited to add to my offerings a series of networking sessions in April and May 2017, to be held at my office in Stamford, CT. These sessions are open to senior and mid-level professionals in any field, and each includes a warm-up networking exercise followed by an hour of group coaching for up to eight participants.

Please register at Eventbrite.

If you attend all five sessions, you will learn to:

–  overcome awkwardness, intimidation or blocks in your networking,

– develop and present a compelling personal value proposition,

– plan and organize your overall strategy in light of your goals,

– build your network organically and purposefully, 

– use informational interviewing for career direction and job search,

– create shortcuts and effective communication starters, and

– follow through, when and where needed, for best results.

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Please visit my page on Networking Sessions or Eventbrite for more information or to register.

Also if you are interested in my offering of webinars, including the one I publicized here yesterday on NETWORKING (April 6) and an additional webinar on RESUMES (April 21), please click here. More webinars will be added in the coming months, so please join my blog mailing list for the most current information.

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Webinars for My Second Anniversary

In celebration of Segal Coaching’s SECOND ANNIVERSARY (in four days, on April 1, 2017), I will be offering a series of free webinars in the coming weeks and months. 

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Each webinar will be 1/2 hour – short enough to fit into a professional “lunch hour” but hearty enough to be actionable!

The first one will be at 12 pm ET on Thursday, April 6, 2017, on the topic of:

Professional Hurdles to Networking

Click here for more information or to bookmark my page featuring webinars. Also, I am planning a series of small group coaching sessions on networking in Stamford, CT for May and June 2017. Please contact me if you are interested.

Thanks!

-Anne Marie

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Top 5 Career Articles for 2016; What Impacted You the Most?

As we usher out the last few days 2016 and make space in our lives for the New Year, here are five of the top blog articles published on ANNE MARIE SEGAL: THE BLOG this year. Please leave a comment below if you would like to let us know your favorite article of the year and how it has impacted your professional life.

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8 Core Qualities of Successful General Counsel and How to Achieve Them

I Don’t Want a Coach. I Just Want a Job.

Achieving Gratitude in a Macho Work Environment

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Successful Career Transition Stage 1: Start With a Creative Mindset

Get It Together: Organizing Your Job Search Leads

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Thanks to all my readers and followers!
I wish you all a prosperous and fulfilling 2017!

You may also like:

Why You Need a Strategy Before Writing Your Resume” on Forbes.com

Breaking Out of a Suffocating Job Search” on LinkedIn Pulse

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Anne Marie Segal is a career & leadership coach, author of Master the Interview and resume strategist/writer. She launched her coaching practice after 15 years as a practicing attorney. For more information about working with Anne Marie, please visit her website.

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It’s Your Data on LinkedIn. Don’t Lose It.

We have all heard about the measures large corporations take to protect their data. What about yours? For example, what would happen if tomorrow, for any reason, you no longer had access to your data on LinkedIn? What would you lose?

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You have spent a long time perfecting your LinkedIn profile and building your online network, and you expect (but cannot guarantee) that you will always have access to it). Here are some key steps to mitigating an interruption to access or loss of your profile, contacts and other critical information on LinkedIn. A longer version of the article below was published as “Are You the Boss of Your LinkedIn Account? How to Own Your Data.” 

If you have been following the news about LinkedIn’s acquisition by Microsoft and changes that may be afoot, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to make sure that your data is protected, especially during any time that you may not have full or the same access to your profile if parts of the system are revamped, etc.

For most users (including my clients), here are some basic steps that are advisable:

1) Print your profile. 

2) Request a profile data dump. 

3) Export your LinkedIn connections. 

4) Update your email address. 

5) Print others’ profiles, especially if critical to access on a timely basis. 

For details on how to take these steps and why they are important, please visit the original post on LinkedIn Pulse.

Anne Marie Segal is a coach, strategist and writer who guides attorneys, executives and entrepreneurs to and through career change, growth, advancement and satisfaction. In 2015, she founded Segal Coaching, serving local, national and international clients out of Stamford, Connecticut.

Prior to executive coaching, Anne Marie was a practicing attorney for 15 years with White & Case LLP, Wexford Capital LP and other firms. She has recently published a comprehensive workbook and reference guide on job interviews, Master the Interview: A Guide for Working Professionals.