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  • 1. Resumes and Social Media
    Finding your future one tweet at a time
  • 2. Before we begin, an equation
    Crappy Resume + Social Media =
    The whole world seeing your crappy resume
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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?
  • 8. 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