If you're in the job market, having a current resume is almost interchangeable with having an updated LinkedIn Profile. Recruiters and potential employers look at both, and both need to reflect you, in the best way possible.
For workers in healthcare and technical fields, it is especially important to highlight SKILLS. You'll want to feature your most in-demand skills and highlight your strengths. On LinkedIn, you'll want to make sure that your "Skill Endorsements" are up to date on your LinkedIn Profile. This is a great section for your connections to essentially validate what you claim to be true. Remember, connections on LinkedIn can be thought of as references on your resume, especially if they take the time to write out a recommendation about their experience with you as a working professional.
Did you know that you can put your skills in order on LinkedIn? Put your most relevant and in-demand skills first.
Have you taken any NEW COURSES OR RECEIVED ANY NEW CERTIFICATIONS? Make sure you include these on your resume and on LinkedIn! Professional skills are more important than ever, and recruiters are impressed when a candidate demonstrates an ongoing commitment to learning and staying on top of her chosen field.
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