How a LinkedIn Experience Section is Different Than Your Resume


Feb 20, 2023 | LinkedIn

The LinkedIn experience section and a traditional resume serve different purposes, despite having some similarities in the information they present.

Many job seekers just copy/paste their bullet points into the LinkedIn Experience section without another thought. While that’s better than nothing, you’re missing out on an opportunity to use the unique properties of this space to
your advantage!

Want to know how you can use your LinkedIn Experience section to its full potential to help you get your dream job? I’ve got you covered.

After reading this blog, you will gain the following:

  • An understanding of how your LinkedIn experience section differs from your resume
  • Specific tips on how to use this section to make the most out of your online presence and professional image.

First, let’s start with the basics. 

LinkedIn profile vs resume content: Similar, not the same

Resumes are brief, one- or two-page documents that provide a comprehensive overview of your education, work experience, and skills. Typically, you will submit your resumes to employers in response to job postings or to express
interest in a job opportunity.

Resumes highlight your qualifications for a specific position. Therefore, the professional experience you choose to include on your resume will be selective and highly tailored.

Your LinkedIn profile, on the other hand, serves as a more extensive and in-depth professional profile. Think of LinkedIn as essentially Google for recruiters. After all, upwards of 97% of recruiters use LinkedIn to
search and screen top applicants for open roles. LinkedIn also allows you to connect with recruiters and other professionals, find job opportunities, and showcase your skills and experience.

What makes the LinkedIn Experience section different?

Sure, you can just copy/paste your resume content onto your LinkedIn Experience section, but with a few adjustments, you can use it as another tool to enhance your job search. Photo by
Souvik Banerjee on

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