Personal Branding

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 09.44.20The good news: recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates for jobs. The bad news: there are 250 million LinkedIn profiles out there, making it rather difficult to stand out.

Here’s a solution: new tool Resu-ME transforms  your LinkedIn profile into a compelling career video complete with a voice-over and a handy infographic – in just a few clicks. You then get a unique URL to share on social networks.

Just like tools like Vizify and BrandYourself do cool things with Twitter and your online presence in general, Resu-ME are using the API straight from your LinkedIn profile (which you have to authorise).

I’m impressed with both the quality of the video and the speed at which it gets created, most LinkedIn API tools out there tend to crash when I test them but this one seems robust which is a good start. Below is a screenshot from my video:

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Resu-ME is developed by Adecco Group, the world’s largest provider of HR solutions, specifically for IT, Engineering and Finance professionals although the tool can be used by anyone that has an English-language LinkedIn profile. You have the option of connecting with Adecco recruiters once you’ve set your Resu-ME up.

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How do you get started? It’s dead-simple really, just click on to Resu-ME and tick a few boxes and your personalised movie will start playing before you know it. Then you can of course tailor it a bit and change details in the video. If you think your video is a tad long (I thought mine was), go ahead and take some details out and it will be shorter. Once you’re happy with the finished product you can share it with friends and see what they think.

If you think the story in your video isn’t compelling enough don’t blame the tool, instead do some work on your LinkedIn profile and make sure it has all data such as previous employments, education details, recommendations etc.

Have you tested Resu-ME yet? Do you think it will give you the edge when looking for a job? Please let me know what you think in the comments below!

About Jörgen Sundberg

Founder of Undercover Recruiter & CEO at Link Humans, an employer branding agency.

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