Resumes and social media

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Resumes and social media

  1. 1. Finding your future one tweet at a time
  2. 2. Crappy Resume + Social Media = The whole world seeing your crappy resume
  3. 3.  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. 4.  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. 5.  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. 6.  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. 7.  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. 8.  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 your social platforms and show what you are made of  Engage with others on Twitter, LinkedIn or 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

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