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10/31/12
Business focused Resumes. More than ever your online presence counts
Filed under: Position Searching, Public Relations docs, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 12:46 pm

In the past we have described the major difference
between the chronological resume for technical
positions and your CV as being brevity.  This is done
by the resume clearly stating up front in the “resume
red zone” keywords in context that match a job
description.  There are also several sections of
the CV that are not formally part of the resume.
These include references, papers, presentations
and patents, teaching philosophy, research summary
and other pertinent sections related to teaching
and other skills and experiences that may not
be directly related to the position, initially.
[To accomplish this the resume can have an
Objective and Highlight (or Qualifications)
sections.]

More and more we are observing that resumes
targeting business and management positions are
matching up with profiles in the online world
.  This
seems to not indict one is better or worse than the
other, but how well they translate for individuals
in each market.  Trish Aanderud does an admirable
job pointing this out for LinkedIn.com profile
writing.
  - she is not shy about her accomplishments
  - she represents herself as a believable presence with
specific objectives in her summary
   - She steers the reader and computer Applicant tracking
system software to notice keywords relevant to her
field
.

Thus, it appears that Linkedin.com profiles are being
interpreted as screening business candidates for
positions as noted earlier.
Will it follow that resumes for technical positions
meet the same track?  I suspect so. 

Thus it is helpful to keep in mind the differences
when seeking the different kinds of positions in
your online profile.  As a writer offered, each
industry and commercial segment has its own
rules and culture.  Resumes, because of the high
number for each position, exclude candidates from
positions.  Thus, despite the growth of online
profiles, excellent resumes will be needed, in addition
to completed linkedin profiles to pass the different
screens that are used to obtain interviews.

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