Here’s what you need to do when crafting your resume and LinkedIn profile.
Today, I want to discuss some important aspects related to resumes and LinkedIn profiles for those seeking new opportunities.
First, let’s focus on the significance of showcasing your four-year degree. If you possess a four-year degree, it’s crucial to ensure that you highlight it correctly on both your resume and LinkedIn profile. Some companies specifically require candidates with a four-year degree, so you want to make sure this information is clear. Make sure to include details such as the degree type. I’ve come across instances where individuals with a four-year degree didn’t mention it on their resume, which can be a missed opportunity. Similarly, when it comes to LinkedIn, ensure that your educational background includes your four-year degree.
“Some companies specifically require candidates with a four-year degree, so you want to make sure this information is clear.”
Next, let’s talk about the importance of specifying end dates. On LinkedIn, if you’re no longer employed with a company, you can probably get away with not providing an end date. However, on your resume, you should always include the end date of your previous employment. Failing to do so can create confusion and potential issues during the hiring process. If a company reviews your resume and sees “to present” when you’re no longer with that company, it can lead to misunderstandings and a sense of being misled. To avoid unnecessary complications, make sure your resume accurately reflects your employment history, including the correct end dates if you’re no longer with an organization.
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