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How To Include Social Media Skills On Resume

How To Include Social Media Skills On Resume

How to Include Social Media on Resume

This may seem like a no-brainer, but many job seekers don’t include social media on their resumes. While a few assumptions can be made about social media and millennials, this infographic breaks down some of the nuances to help understand what really drives millennials and what drives them away from other marketing.

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Job applicants need to find new, innovative ways to stand out from the crowd. Recruiters look at dozens of “the same” resumes day in and day out, so grab their attention! Listing your social media profiles on your resume as an enhancement allows you to evolve from a one-dimensional piece of paper to an interactive, dynamic version of yourself and your accomplishments. It makes you a real person, rather than a piece of paper. Consider it your digital handshake.

The second network under our “maybe” section is Instagram. Instagram is an excellent social media platform turned personal branding tool, but it's very niche. Like Twitter, you can tell a story on your account, but this one is less about your point of view and more of what's important to you. Instagram stories can draw you in with the use of images and make your digital handshake an impressive, authentic one. It makes sense to include Instagram if visual storytelling or branding is an aspect of the job you're applying for since that's essentially the purpose of Instagram: to tell a story in pictures. If the visual tale you're telling enhances your application — and moves the conversation forward — then include it on your resume. If your Instagram is pictures of your dog, don't bother. (Source: www.topresume.com)

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Job applicants need to find new, innovative ways to stand out from the crowd. Recruiters look at dozens of “the same” resumes day in and day out, so grab their attention! Listing your social media profiles on your resume as an enhancement allows you to evolve from a one-dimensional piece of paper to an interactive, dynamic version of yourself and your accomplishments. It makes you a real person, rather than a piece of paper. Consider it your digital handshake.

First on this list is Facebook. Facebook is acceptable only if it makes direct sense for the position you're applying for. Because Facebook is quite possibly the most personal social network, you'll have to think carefully about whether it has a direct connection to the job or not. For example, if you're applying for a social media marketing position, it could. However, your profile doesn't necessarily need to be the fully personal, unfiltered version your friends see. Facebook has some ingenious settings where you can have the perceived look of a public profile and yet still hold a wealth of privacy. Learn and understand the privacy settings, and then consider what information you share on Facebook and whether it would add value to your job application.

 

 

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