It’s true and here’s why: Because legions of colleagues, current and past, have access to a job candidate’s profile on LinkedIn, their scrutiny keeps the candidate on the up-and-up.
This means potential hires are far less likely to lie about their job titles or dates of employment on a public profile as compared to a paper résumé, according to LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman at the Social Recruiting Summit held in California this summer.
With a paper résumé, there’s no such community of friends and colleagues to do the fact-checking for you.
It’s crowd-sourcing at its best.
Bottom line: Be sure to ask your candidates in passing whether they’ve updated their LinkedIn profiles.
–Adapted from “LinkedIn Profiles—More Accurate Than Résumés (Sad But True …),” Kris Dunn, The HR Capitalist, www.hrcapitalist.com.
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