How To Develop Your Social CV [Infographic]
Within the online marketing industry, there’s no escaping the fact you’ll need some form of presence online and this is especially true if you’re looking for a job. This is because more and more recruiters are turning to the web to look for potential candidates to fill positions, which is why it’s important to have a social CV or resume online. Read more on how to develop your social CV.
The purpose of a social CV is to not only list your work experience and education, but also to demonstrate to potential recruiters that you can provide a valuable contribution in the workplace. Professional networking sites like LinkedIn allow you to add more than just your experience and education such as projects you’ve been part of, organizations you belong to and recommendations from past/current employers.
While more and more recruiters are turning to social media to search for and screen potential job candidates, it’s becoming ever more important to ensure your online profiles show you in a professional light as any inappropriate material that is found can potentially cost you your job or you being overlooked to fill a new position.
As a general rule, I would say don’t publish any posts or photos that you don’t want your mother or boss to see to avoid any potential embarrassing situations where your professionalism is called into question.
The infographic below by OnlineColleges.com shows why it’s important to develop your social CV. Some of the interesting facts from the infographic on why it’s important to have a social CV include:
- 1-in-6 job seekers credit social media with landing their current job
- 92% of employers used social media for recruiting in 2012 compared with 89% in 2011.
- In 2012, 93% of recruiters were using LinkedIn to find job-seeking candidates.
Do you have a social CV? Has it improved your future job prospects as a result? Connect with me on LinkedIn and let me know what you think.