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12 things every Social Media Resume should include

November 15th, 2009

A properly formatted Social Media resume won't look like a traditional resume.One of the facets of my job is as Director of Human Resources.  We currently have a position available in Social Media.  I want to know your Social Media presence, I want to see your profiles in Twitter, LinkedIn, Delicious, Technorati, Digg, Flickr, etc.  Do you have a blog? Where have you been, what have you said, how are you portrayed.  What is your SoMe (Social Media) footprint?  How “influential” are you?

I am discouraged when I receive “standardized” coverletters and resume’s.  SoMe is so new and so different that I really don’t care about your experience as a forklift driver, or as a college newspaper editor, or that you’ve taken a marketing class. Those things aren’t relevant to this position.  I want to know about your SoMe activities. 

So, what would a good SoMe resume look like?  I created one based on my SoMe footprint.  As a Human Resources person, I based it on what I would like to see come in for the position we have available. (more…)

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