Should You Really Leave Your Resume Out of Your LinkedIn Profile?

If you’re an active or passive job seeker, your LinkedIn profile should contain your resume.


  1. Recruiters search LinkedIn for candidates.
  2. Recruiters don’t want to be “intrigued” by snippets of information about you.
  3. Your only chance with a recruiter might be when they’re looking at your profile.

Really, Recruiters Don’t Want to Be “Intrigued?”

Check out these comments from recruiters here:

“If I don’t absolutely have to spend time dealing with something as a recruiter, I’m really grateful.”

Like jumping through hoops to see your resume…

“As a recruiter, if I come across someone who is either a) suitable for a role or b) can assist in a search, I will contact them.”

It’s easier for a recruiter to know if you’re suitable for a role when you provide your resume. A lot easier. 

Just Do It

Unless posting your resume in your LinkedIn profile will harm your career, do it.

Give recruiters one stop shopping by putting your resume in your LinkedIn profile.

Don’t hide.

Make it easy for them to discern your suitability for their search.

Every time they have to click, you risk losing their attention forever. Don’t risk it.

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Updated June 2017

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