Resumes and Social Media Finding your future one tweet at a time
Before we begin, an equation Crappy Resume + Social Media = The whole world seeing your crappy resume
First things first Work on your resume Work on it some more Have a friend proof it Have a professor review it Have a professional review it Create final draft Have a friend proof it Rinse and repeat as necessary
Get it online – Sites to consider Benefits of online and social resume sites Unique url Feedback Database management of contacts Networks to…. network with prospective employers or peers Centralized location to keep your resume You must still be proactive Designate time every day to getting a job Once you have a job, stay involved Update your resume once a month
Social Sites Razume (http://www.razume.com) Start here Social evaluation of your resume ResumeSocial similar to razume with lots of resources for the creation of your resume Linkedin Resume, cover letter, reference, contacts, etc. Unique URL Networking through groups Lots of social media features including status updates, groups, etc. VisualCV interactive online resume Database of job openings Networking opportunities
Social Sites Cont’ Emurse online storage Job search capabilities Networking opportunities Xing much like linkedIn but for the rest of the world Resume Bucket Online storage YouTube Yes, YouTube – it is very easy to create a quick welcome video
Reverse it Use these same social media sites to do research prior to your job interview You can find company groups on LinkedIn Determine what companies look for in new hires Evaluate other resumes Find folks who work for different companies – what do their resumes look like?
Promotion Include resume link or badge On email Facebook Blog (yes, you will soon have a blog of sorts) Anywhere you can be found online Get proactive on yoursocial platformsand show what you are made of Engage with others on Twitter,LinkedInor any social community Read industry blogs to stay abreast of current trends (do you remember where to find these?) Join other groups and start engaging http://www.propenmic.org http://www.nextnewsroom.com