LinkedIn is a great platform that we encourage all job seekers to use to broaden their professional network and career prospects. The absolute majority of recruiters use it, and so should you.
Even though LinkedIn plays a significant role in a modern job search, your profile is usually not enough in most cases. For example, some employers want to see more details about your professional accomplishments in addition to the information provided in LinkedIn, while others only advertise exclusively on the company websites or classic job portals, and the only way to apply is with a resume.
When you find yourself in such a situation, what should you do? Can't you just download your LinkedIn profile as a resume, add some details or use it straight away?
Each different medium requires a different type of communication, and what works in LinkedIn does not work in a resume that well:
- Recruiters on LinkedIn are using tools that help them find candidates based on keywords associated with a profession. Different recruiters may use different search terms, so your profile should reflect that. To get the most out of your LinkedIn profile and capture as many job opportunities as possible, you should prepare it by focusing broadly on your industry.
- The candidate filtering outside LinkedIn is very similar, but the scope is much smaller. Companies use Applicant Tracking Systems to compare only the specific job position's requirements with the information found in a resume. Since your resume will be ranked by relevance, it needs to be focused on the particular position only as well.
In other words, LinkedIn profile is a broad overview, while a resume is a direct advertisement of your expertise for the needs of a specific employer. But, of course, it doesn't mean that one is better than the other - they simply are different types of communication.
Since you already have a broad representation of your experience and skills in your LinkedIn profile, is there a way to kick off an ATS-friendly resume from it?
Well, good news – from now on, you can easily do that with Wozber! Import your LinkedIn profile, and access all the tools Wozber offers to write a resume targeted to a specific job position and optimized for Applicant Tracking Systems.
With Wozber, we've helped thousands of job seekers worldwide, so we know what content passes an ATS scan and delivers the best results. And now you can start leveraging that in just a few clicks!
Create an ATS-friendly resume
Start by visiting LinkedIn and opening your profile. Then, hit "More" and "Save to PDF" to download your profile as a PDF. After that, the only left is to import the saved file into Wozber.
From then on, you can easily edit it as a Wozber resume, change its ATS-friendly template, customize style, and so on. Yet what's most important, you can use our dedicated ATS Optimization service at its fullest.
If you have the job position that interests you, copy its job requirements into Wozber, and instantly find out how well your resume would perform – would it pass an ATS evaluation or be rejected.
ATS Optimization analyzes your provided job requirements, classifies them by category, and highlights the most important keywords. Then it compares those keywords with your resume content in real-time and calculates the match rate. In other words, you will know what your resume includes and what's still missing, so you can adjust and have the best job interview chances.
When you're editing your resume, Wozber Virtual Assistant will show you relevant tips and job requirements you should match in the specific resume section that you're writing, which will make resume tailoring a smooth ride.
You may have already heard that almost 70% of all resumes get rejected because they don't pass an ATS scan. This means the recruiters or employers do not even see them. Those resumes don't include the key information that matches the job description, so that's why it's so important to tailor your resume well. Wozber makes it very easy because you will always know what has to go into your resume and be aware of your progress.
LinkedIn profile as a starting point for your resume
So, here you have it – the easy way to turn your profile into an ATS-friendly resume. Wozber Free Resume Builder and ATS Optimization can significantly increase your reach for more exciting job opportunities and your success rate outside of LinkedIn by helping you adjust your profile content to the information the specific companies will search for.
Wozber LinkedIn profile import is in the public beta testing mode now, so if you notice any problems, please share them with us, and we will resolve all the issues as quickly as possible.
Have a productive time linking to the employers inside and outside of LinkedIn!