LinkedIn & Your Resume: Why You Need Both

If you’ve spent any time surfing careers blogs, you’ve probably seen a lot of different opinions about LinkedIn and your resume.

While some people say that LinkedIn is irrelevant, others bring up the possibility of LinkedIn replacing resumes altogether.

Naturally, we at RezScore, have our own opinion on the matter: there’s room for both.

There will always be a need for the resume.


The resume is never going to die. Let’s face it. The resume is still the most portable, efficient, and expected tool any job seeker can use. You’re still going to print out your resume to hand to employers, attach it to emails, and submit it with applications. The resume has staying power.

Check out: The Modern History of the Resume [INFOGRAPHIC]


LinkedIn is a helpful tool for online job seekers.


Founded almost a decade ago, LinkedIn based itself off of the resume and grew from there. If you’ve spent any time on LinkedIn, you recognize the similar layout of the profile. You can even upload your resume to automatically fill out your LinkedIn profile. You can network, discuss, and search job listings as well.


Bottom line: Think of LinkedIn and your resume as teammates in a battle against unemployment.


Considering how long resumes have been in the job search game, LinkedIn is still the shiny new toy that everyone likes. Play both tools off each other to maximize your potential to land the job. Since LinkedIn isn’t plagued by the “one-page” rule, put all the detail your resume couldn’t contain on your online profile. LinkedIn is great for when you’re introducing yourself via social media as well.

What do you think? Are LinkedIn and your resume soul mates or bitter enemies? Does this even matter? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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