Looking for some tips to create an online resume or CV?
In today’s digital world a traditional paper resume isn’t going to differentiate you from very many other job candidates.
Employers are increasingly relying on social media and internet profiles to scan potential employees and candidates that proactively prepare and monitor their online presence have tremendous advantages in the job hunt process than those candidates that solely rely on traditional methods.
Preparing a specific online resume when applying for jobs is almost a must nowadays but it is not the only aspect of one’s digital presence that has an effect on whether or not one lands the job he or she is looking for.
It is almost a given that job recruiters will look at your Facebook profile, LinkedIn profile and any other social media accounts you have available.
It is important not only to make sure you remove anything you don’t want potential employers to see but also to strategically place content and achievements that you do want recruiters to see.
I often hear of people removing their social profiles when applying for jobs to make sure that potential employers don’t find any skeletons in the closest.
In today’s world however, not having a Facebook profile or LinkedIn account is almost a bigger red flag than a Facebook photo of you taking shots at your local dive bar.
Online Resume / CV Tips and Tricks Infographic Statistical Highlights:
- 1 out of every 6 job seekers give credit to social media for landing their job.
- In 2012, 66% of recruiters used Facebook to find job candidates.
- In 2012, 93% of recruiters used LinkedIn to search for potential employees.
- In 2012, 52% of people seeking jobs used Facebook to find potential employers.
- In 2012, 80% of job recruiters look for potential employees that are members of professional organizations.
- 89% of recruiters have hired employees using LinkedIn.