Updating your resume, LinkedIn profile, and other social media

In today’s job market, keeping your professional presence up-to-date is essential. If you’re currently available for employment, updating your resume, LinkedIn profile, and other social media is crucial to increasing your chances of being noticed by potential employers.

First, start with your resume. Review your work history, skills, and achievements to ensure they accurately reflect your current experience and expertise. Make sure your contact information is correct and up-to-date. Tailor your resume to the jobs you’re interested in to make yourself a more attractive candidate.

Next, update your LinkedIn profile. Ensure your headline and summary accurately reflect your current professional status and goals. Add a professional head-shot to your profile to increase your visibility and appeal. Add any new skills or certifications you have acquired, and make sure your work history is complete and up-to-date.

Finally, review your other social media profiles, such as Twitter or Instagram, to ensure they reflect your professional persona. Remove any potentially controversial or unprofessional content. Consider sharing industry-related articles or content to showcase your knowledge and expertise.

By updating your resume, LinkedIn profile, and other social media, you can increase your visibility and appeal to potential employers, ultimately increasing your chances of finding your next professional opportunity.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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