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8 ways to perfect your “social resume”
It’s no secret that social media is a huge part of our everyday lives. Whether you’re checking your Twitter feed on your daily commute, or watching videos on Facebook before bed, social media is everywhere. But it can be good for so much more than just sharing funny memes and staying in touch with faraway friends. It’s basically an extension of your resume, and it could be the key to unlocking your next big career move.
We’ve shared eight tips for turning your social media profiles into effective professional resumes.
1. Never underestimate the power of a great social resume
2. Consider LinkedIn as your new resume
3. Own two Facebook accounts – one private, one public
4. Forget contact details and forget that job offer
5. Start a blog to land a job
It’s always a good idea to use social media to share relevant articles – it shows you’re involved with and informed about current trends in your industry, and that’s impressive to recruiters. However, it’s even better to share something you’ve written yourself to really demonstrate that you know what you’re talking about. It couldn’t be easier, and you don’t even have to build your own blog website. LinkedIn has a built-in blog function, and you can simply click on ‘write an article’ to create a post directly from your profile.
6. Watch your spelling and grammar at all times
7. Consider new platforms
8. Go social no matter your skill level
Social resumes aren’t just for people in high-level corporate jobs. In fact, 87% of jobs recruited through social media channels are for non-management roles – so no matter what level you work at, you can benefit from paying attention to your social profiles. Use them to show your knowledge and industry expertise, and you could be in your next role sooner than you expect.
The stats don’t lie – social resumes can be just as valuable as traditional resumes. However, updating and maintaining your social profiles should be only one part of your overall job-hunting strategy. If you’re serious about finding new employment, you should attend job fairs, perfect your resume, and keep reaching out to recruiters to maximise your chance of finding the ideal role.
For more information, you can check out the role of social media in your job search.
Remember our eight ways of perfecting your social resume:
- Never underestimate the power of a great social resume
- Consider LinkedIn as your new resume
- Own two Facebook accounts – one private, one public
- Forget contact details and forget that job offer
- Start a blog to land a job
- Watch your spelling and grammar at all times
- Consider new platforms
- Go social no matter your skill level