A few days ago I read Dan Schawbel’s post about 10 great social sites for resume building. You can take “resume building” one of two ways, either (1) a site to put your resume up, or (2) a site to build credibility or authority or something like that, and then put it on your resume. If you are interested in #2, read the You Get It Personal Branding award winners. If you are interested in #1, read this post
I like the idea of creating a place where your quote-resume-unquote can be online. I think there are two real, solid, true ways to do this:
- Code it yourself on your own website… using html.
- Use emurse.com.
Either of these show a “traditional resume” online. The other non-traditional resumes are things like a LinkedIn Profile, a VisualCV profile, etc. Read Dan’s post for a list of ten options. And then read the comments of that post for more options.
And then you may have heard that “google is the new resume.”
Here’s my hangup - I don’t believe that you should have your resume, or a resume-like profile, on every social tool out there. If I were in a job search and read Dan’s post, my first thought would be, “seriously? I have to go create resumes on all of those sites? That is too overwhelming!”
My second thought would be, “is anyone looking at those profiles/resumes??”
I speak frequently about social marketing, or to the job search crowd, about using social networks for career management. Know what one of the most common questions I get is?
“If I can’t even seem to manage my email, how do I fit in all of this other stuff??”
I agree that you gotta be in it (the social space) to win it (a job, business, etc.). But I don’t think you need to be everywhere… perhaps you simply need to be in just the few right places.
With regard to the resume, I say (1) LinkedIn, and (2) emurse.com… and after that, I don’t have any recommendations for other places. Not that they are bad, but I’m not convinced that they are essential.
What do you think?