These days social media is creeping into all areas of our lives, from our friendships to our job, which is why the traditional paper resume is no longer relevant. Today your resume needs an update to fit with this new social lifestyle. A new infographic from Colorado Technical University covers everything you need to know in order to craft the perfect modern resume, from design to creative formats and statistics that prove that going social is a must when it comes to resumes these days.
Don’t think it’s important to go social with your resume? Consider the following statistics:
- 45% of employers view potential candidates online
- 24% of employers said they made a hire after reviewing a social media profile
- 33% of employers admitted that they decided NOT to offer a job after reviewing a social media profile
With potential employers already making their way to your social profiles to do background research before hiring, doesn’t it only make sense that your resume should live online as well? The infographic, ‘Crafting The Perfect Modern Resume’, provides tips on how to use your social presence to make yourself look good when searching for a job. Put hotlinks on your LinkedIn and other public profiles leading to your online portfolio, professional blog or resume; make sure your profile pictures are professional and appropriate; and, of course, make sure to never post anything publically that you will regret (photos or otherwise).
Check out the infographic below for tips on everything from which fonts you should use to creative ideas like video resumes and infographic resumes. Do you have your resume on the web? If not, do you think you’ll go social for your next job search?
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.