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Published on: 20 Nov 2016 by jessicawalrack

How Linkedin Destroyed My Resume Without Me Noticing


Have you ever thought that your LinkedIn account could be your greatest hindrance for you obtaining a Job? Did you know that you can use your linked account to build your resume? If you are in doubt how Linked inn can ruin your resume, then you come to the right place. I will provide you with all the details of how LinkedIn destroyed my Resume without me noticing that will be helpful to you.

First of all you need to know how to improve your linkedin profile

Many job seekers view LinkedIn as the easiest way to create their resumes. All that is needed is only to create your profile which is later converted in to a resume. I am not saying that there is nothing wrong in doing that. In fact, most of my friends have been called for interviews just because they posted their resumes on linkedIn. But not all that glitters is gold. I want to show you how my resume was destroyed by Linked inn without my knowledge.

Problems of using LinkedIn as a resume Builder:

- Resumes conventions are
not followed

Many hiring companies expect that job seekers already know the rules and regulations of writing a good resume. However, when writing your profile the word ”I” is used mostly to clarify your accomplishment. This makes the profile be much conversational which is not acceptable in professional resume writing. I never knew this would cost me losing a job opportunity .A professional resume should list your major educational and career achievements in a precise way. I never knew this before. One day I applied a job with my Linkedin resume and the response I got was kind of shock to me. The company just mailed my resume back and commented that they are sorry my resume did not meet their basic job application standards.

- The choice of referees

If you are Linkedin user, you might have had several connections on your network with whom you have worked with before. Some people in your network may pose as coworkers but in the real sense you have never worked with them. The hiring company can just decide to call one of them so as to get details about you. This may leave you disadvantaged as they may give false information. This will lead to you loosing the job opportunity.

- Completeness of Linkedin Profile

My linkedin profile was not 100% complete and this made me to lose many job interviews. Many employers will always reject those profiles which are incomplete and boring. Resumes need to be complete with all the information about your education and employment history. This will help the employers to call you for interviews.

- Linkedin accounts hacking

It is possible for your linkedin account to be hacked and your details manipulated with you noticing it. It is important that you change your account password regularly to avoid this occurrence.


I therefore advise my fellow job seekers out there to take caution when using linked Inn as a resume builder. They should strive to make it professional to attract potential employers. It is good to understand that the process of searching for a job requires hard work and determination. They ought to take much time trying to come up with a resume that will make them better placed for interviews. They should know that Linkedin does not follow the conventions of writing resumes. Do not wait like many who have filled lawsuits against Linkedin because of their spoiled resumes. This article is a must- read for any job seeker who wants to make a good resume and avoid Linkedin resumes problems. This is how Linkedin destroyed my Resume without me noticing!


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