How to Pick the Best Resume Style for You

Learn how to pick the best resume style for you from career expert Nicole Williams in this Howcast video.

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One of the things that is happening in the world of work right now is resumes are becoming more and more passe. The most important thing you can do is not worry about whether or not you have a functional resume, it's to fill out your profile as fully as possible on sites like LinkdIn so that someone can come and find you. A resume is like icing on the cake. At the end of the day, you do have to have this piece of paper that essentially summarizes all of the work that you've done. In a LinkdIn profile, you get to talk as much as possible about all the experiences you've had and all the skills you have and an employer is seeking you based on those skills. So it's not a matter of trying to condense it into as little a space as possible. With a profile, you get to have as much information as is needed to explain all of the experiences you've had. More often than not, nowadays employers are asking for your LinkdIn URL, and that is what they're using to get as much information as they need about you. Do your research, know what kind of resume style is best to do for your industry, but at the end of the day, you definitely want to have a LinkdIn profile as well.

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