Friday, September 11, 2009

7 Tips and Resources for Using Social Media - to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Normally 1 job vacancy can attract a lot job seekers apply, the HR department or related Head of department may not have time 1 by 1 go through the entire resume. And using the traditional way to apply job and submit resume and cover letter, the problem is you need to wait for the reply. Wait and wait and wait.

So how to make your resume stand out from other is very important.

Best use the social media, it will added value for your resume. If you build your social media resume properly, you’ll have more job opportunities increases. People cross by your social media site, if they find you are suitable candidate, they will contact you directly. Not necessary must be job vacancy, it can be some freelance works too (can earn some extra income).

By the way, don’t make me wrong, I’m not meant the traditional way is not good. It will be good if combine with the social media; it will make your resume more stand out from crowd.

The Social Media Resume: Making Your Mark in a Web 2.0 World

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Very clear explain what social media resume is.

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For those who are not familiar with LinkedIn, this is good for you.

HOW TO: Build the Ultimate Social Media Resume

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This useful article is written by Dan Schawbel. Dan Schawbel is the author of Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success.

10 Social Media Job Search Tips

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Using Your Blog as a Job Search Tool

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Tips for how to use blog to find job.

Social Media + Job Search = Good For You

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Useful guideline for how to build social media resume.

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