And Why Healthcare Professionals Need One

Ready to advance your medical career? Looking for strategies that will help you connect with new medical professionals and expand your network? There’s likely a good chance you’re already on LinkedIn. Yet, it may have been years since you updated your profile much less considered how it represented your personal brand. 

By creating a digital resume either through LinkedIn or in another digital format (YouTube, a personal website, or any number of social platforms), you’re sharing your professional skills and experience with a wide network and demonstrating your ability to adapt to changing times.

We will walk you through the basics of how and why to consider building a digital resume if you are ready to evolve professionally and support your career growth.

What is a Digital Resume?

Digital resumes are an increasingly important way for job seekers to showcase their professional experience. Digital resumes allow you to include more than just your past work experience and educational credentials. They also let you include links to social media profiles, project portfolios, and other personal websites that can help burnish your qualifications.

It’s also a great way to increase your digital footprint and makes it easy for recruiters, prospective employers, and those looking to network with you to cross-reference your qualifications and impact.

Why is a Digital Resume Important for People in the Healthcare Field?

A digital resume is not just for job seekers. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and healthcare professionals are using them to make sure the rest of the world knows what they do, who they are, and how great they are at it. In this fast-paced world of technology, you can’t afford to be left behind when it comes to sharing your story and showing off your experience in a way that can easily be read digitally on any device.

According to a survey by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), 89% of recruiters search LinkedIn when searching for candidates, and that number is only expected to increase. Leveraging social media to build and maintain your online reputation and digital presence is a great way to be prepared for future growth opportunities.

As online tools like LinkedIn, Doximity and others become more popular, recruiters are continually looking beyond traditional resumes and job portals and reaching out to potential candidates on social media. If you want top-level healthcare executive recruiters to come looking for you, then take charge of your career with a digital presence that tells your professional story in an exciting new way!

How to Create a Digital Resume
Let’s break down the steps so you are prepared to let your digital resume work for you.

  • Make a LinkedIn profile with your professional headshot and educational and personal career experience. Consider creating a customized URL for your profile.
  • Post things on LinkedIn that are relevant to your industry or career. Providing valuable knowledge and traceability will broaden your network, gain profile views, and maybe even connect with you in the future.
  • Use keywords or hashtags that are popular in the industry you’re trying to target. If you type them into the search bar of LinkedIn, you’ll see a list of suggested keywords related to those terms. Use these — they’re popular for a reason!
  • Connect regularly with people who might be interested in hearing more from you—and keep up on their posts as well as your own! That way, when they’re thinking of someone relevant to their work, they’ll remember seeing your name in their newsfeed and think of contacting you directly for open opportunities.

You want to have a digital resume that attracts the right people. Here are some tips to build a stand-out resume. You can also use an online resume builder to guide you through the process.

Once you have created your resume, the next step is to set up your LinkedIn account and upload your resume as a PDF document. Now, anyone who views your profile will be able to see a full profile of your skills, experience, connections, and expertise. 

Looking for More Resources and Support?
Whether you’re looking to advance your career or are committed to building and commanding your own online presence and reputation, a digital resume is a vital tool. If you would like more support in taking the next step, contact Polaris Placement today to start the conversation about your future.