How to create a Social Resume

Social Resume is basically a collection of your social media profiles in a presentable form.

Due to the immense popularity of Social Media, employers and recruiters are now looking out for candidates with a strong social media presence, hence the birth of Social Resume.

Your Social Resume can consist of your profile on Social Media sites including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus, Quora etc. The purpose is to create a snapshot of who you are by extracting the most relevant data points from your social media accounts. If your paper resume is what you did, your Social Resume is who you are. Employers want to know that.

There are number of web services available that can be used to create a social resume.

Here are some tips to be successful with your Social Resume.

1. Build your brand. Establish a brand for yourself online — when people browse your social media presence, they will get a sense of your expertise. In other words, don’t try to be a generalist. Figure out what niche you want to occupy, and build your brand around that.

2. Create reusable content: Create content that others can forward, share, repost, and retweet. The meat and potatoes of your strategy should be creating meaningful, interesting content that people will want to read and share — not becasuase of who you are, but because of what you say.

3. Don’t claim to be an expert. There’s nothing more repellent than someone who broadcasts his or her domain mastery in explicit terms. Instead, be humble but demonstrate your expertise with that knowledge and insight you share.

4. Mix business with pleasure: Contrary to popular advice, it is okay to mix personal social media profile with the business one. That said, you should ensure that whatever personal elements you blend into your professional profile supports your career aspirations and doesn’t damage your perception as a professional.

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