Short post, and inside baseball.
I was taken to task by a reader regarding my use of LinkedIn to examine the educational background of the HuffPost Top 100 Most Social HR Experts on Twitter. Her argument is that LinkedIn is a glitchy marketing tool, that shouldn't be confused with a resume.
So, it got me wondering...if not LinkedIn, where can I find the evidence of the expertise and background of the HR leaders of today?
Combing the list and perusing the many HR blogs and personal websites out there, one of the things I have noticed is how few have the author's resume (or a link to one) detailing employment history, skills, educational background, etc. There might be a bio, some background info, and a link to LinkedIn to connect, but rarely is there information demonstrating their bonafides.
Why might that be?
- Despite the reader's contention above, has LinkedIn replaced the traditional resume for most, and individuals should be directed there to see the details?
- Personal preference?
- The author hasn't updated the resume in quite awhile?
Leave your thoughts below.