Is Your Resume Socially Savvy?
5 Tips to Get Your Resume Social Savvy Ready
In the social world we live in today, we've had to re-evaluate how we do things and marketing ourselves for the next big gig is no exception. What used to be considered a no-no or taboo is completely acceptable all because of this platform we use now called "Social Media." For example, in my years as being a career counselor/career coach, I would have never advised a job candidate to include a photo of themselves on a resume unless they were applying for a "Top Model" job or reading a script to be the next star actor/actress. Now, employers and potential business partners are tracking candidates down on social media before they take the next step forward. Since they have access to your online platforms it only makes sense that you may now include nice graphic elements in online digital resumegraphics that just highlights your great skills.
Social Media has caused us to take a pause and consider how we can market our brands for career advancement, transition and reinvention. As you know, there is a savvy way to present yourself online for career success. I have created an infographic to share how you can mix the OLD traditional hard-copy resume with the NEW socially savvy "resumegraphic" resume that can live on your blog or be emailed to potential employers or business partners.
Here are 5 Tips to get your resume Social Savvy Ready.
1. Include your professional photo in your resumegraphic. It should match your current social media profile photos.
2. Be sure someone can get in touch with you by including your social media icons. I suggest if you are going to use your resumegraphic on your blog or other social media platforms then include your social media contact information in lieu of traditional contact information such a your phone number, email address and physical address. For safety reasons, you would not include your personal contact information in a public forum like social media.
3. Include your brand or personal statement followed by a few jobs or projects you would like to highlight.
4. Incorporate a few awards, achievements and skills you would like to showcase. Examples of great things to showcase include a book you have authored, an award or nomination you have received. I highlighted making the "Forbes Top 75 Websites for Your Career" List.
5. Don't forget to add your interests to make things interesting and your competencies to really set it off!
As I mentioned in a previous post, 10 Reasons to use infographics to Build Your Brand, "Pictures are worth a thousand words." Why not share your career journey in a "resumegraphic." It is an opportunity to highlight your experience, expertise and skills in a beautiful visual display.
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Share with me below ways you may consider highlighting your expertise in a resumegraphic. Looking forward to hearing from you!