Being active online is important for most industries–not just jobs related to social media. Recruiters and hiring managers often look up a candidate’s name to find out a bit more about them, so why not make your resume social-friendly by providing the information you’d like them to find upfront? Here are five tips for a well-rounded social resume:
Job Seekers Should Link Together Their Social Channels
Most job seekers will have more than one social media channel which they use in the job search. You might have a LinkedIn profile, a Twitter account, a video resume, an industry specific blog, and even a work portfolio. These should all be linked, so an employer stumbling upon one of your social profiles will be able to follow the link breadcrumbs to find out more about your candidacy.
— Josh Tolan, Spark Hire
Build Social Presence On Industry-Specific Platforms
Increasing numbers of employers are using social media for recruiting purposes. Job seekers should focus on developing their online presence on social platforms that are most relevant to their career field. This means carefully researching to see where the most important conversations are being held and establishing a strong professional presence there to join in and leave their mark.
— Nathan Parcells, InternMatch
Attract Recruiters With A Consistent Online Presence
Recruiters are always looking for reasons to remove candidates from the hiring process, and inconsistency in your social resume is a definite red flag. The information that you include online such as on social resumes like OneWire and LinkedIn should match what is within your resume and other supporting documents. This includes consistency in work experience dates. If your resume cites that you began your current job in June 2011, make sure your online profile also indicates this.
— Melanie Harris, OneWire