Social resumes is fast replacing traditional resumes today. Social resumes are usually in digital forms and potential employees can use them to impress recruiters that their are social media savvy thereby standing themselves out from the crowd of job seekers.
When you create your social resume, you are, in essence, creating an online presence as a person who makes a valuable contribution to the workplace and who is worth seeking out for positions recruiters are looking to fill. Even if you aren’t actively looking for a new job, it’s smart to create a presence on career networking sites such as LinkedIn.
Recruiters are known to scour these sites looking for workers who meet specific job criteria. And while Facebook has been known to have a hand in more than one person losing their job due to inappropriate postings or over-use at work, now you may be able to use Facebook to get a job – Facebook launched a job board in late 2012.
We all know that social media use has been on the rise in the recruiting industry, but did you know that 1 in 6 job seekers credit social media for helping land their current job? That’s the latest statistic according the infographic tilted How Job Seekers and Employers are Connecting Online by OnlineColleges.com.
And just how did social media help? Through using social resumes, of course. The infographic defines a social resume as your online presence, something that should represent you to the professional world as a well-qualified job candidate.
Some things social resumes should do include:
- Give potential employers and clients a polished presentation of your skills and experience
- Help you network with others in your field
- Manage an easy-to-update portfolio of your work
- Offer analytics and info on who’s viewed your resume
In 2012, 88 percent of job seekers created at least one social networking profile while 92 percent of employers used social media to recruit. Among employers, LinkedIn was the most popular site for recruiting last year while Facebook took the top spot among job seekers for finding employment.
Also, the infographic advises to show the influence your social presence has. This includes klout scores, LinkedIn endorsements and connections, your Twitalyzer rank and/or blog engagement or Technorati rank.
Enjoy the infographic below. Till next time, we are all work in progress…