Before social media emerged, your contact information on your resume typically consisted of your phone number, email address, and physical address. Now, employers generally want to see a link to your professional blog, LinkedIn profile, or Twitter account in order to learn more about you. After all, social media can play a bit part in the recruiting and hiring process.process. So, how do you include this information without taking up too much space on your resume?
Link to your website
If you have a blog, online portfolio, or personal website, simply include the link to that website instead of listing all of your social media profiles. From there, you can have links to your Twitter account, LinkedIn profile, etc. on the homepage or “Contact Me” portion of your website should an employer want to learn more about you.
Create a “landing page”
You can create a main presence for your social media profiles on sites like About.me or Flavors.me to keep all of your contact information in one place. These options not only allow you to create a personal URL for easy sharing, but you can also customize your landing page by choosing your background and photos, text/audio/video to display, and more.
Use one social network as your main presence
Are you most active on Twitter? Do you tweet about topics related to your industry on a daily basis? You might want to include a link to your Twitter account only…and then let your tweets and bio guide employers to your other social profiles. Same goes for LinkedIn — you can include several links on your profile. Don’t forget to claim a vanity URL, though! If you’re going to share your social media information with potential employers, remember that it’s important to be consistent across all platforms. Not only must your resume match up with your online information, but your name and profile picture should remain consistent as well. Do you include links to your social media accounts on your resume? Why or why not?
Kat Krull is the Marketing Manager of Resunate, a job application tool that tailors and optimizes your resume for a specific job, and ApplyApp.ly, an innovative job board that finds job seekers their most compatible open positions. You can find Kat, Resunate, and ApplyApp.ly on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.