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Create a social media-enabled real-time resume

TweetsResume is a new resume product lets you incorporate social media into your resume.

Forbes Magazine has declared 2013 the year of "Social HR" where organizations will integrate social technologies into the way they recruit, develop, and engage potential employees. What does this mean for those looking for a job? It means that traditional resumes will be significantly impacted, or maybe even replaced, by some form of an individual's social presence.

Jennifer Hay, who specializes in writing resumes for IT pros, wondered how she could incorporate this new strategy into traditional Word resumes. She came up with a nifty product called TweetsResume. It's an innovative method that continuously refreshes resume content to display a person's most recent Tweets. The result is a living document that is quickly and easily customized throughout a job search to best fit specific employment opportunities, and to be well matched at each stage of the interviewing, selection, and hiring process.

Here's an example of what a TweetsResume would look like:

Not only could you use this section to display some up-to-the-minute events that pertain to a job you've applied to, but you can also tweet your enthusiasm about a just-finished interview. Here's a video that explains how it works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSdu2A4NmCw.

About

Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.

4 comments
Jenniferhay
Jenniferhay

When you're in job search mode, the general rule is 80% professional / 20% personal. That should be considered whether or not you have a Twitter feed embedded in your resume.

a.portman
a.portman

If your Twitter account is 100%, and I don't mean 99.9% business related it MAY help. But if your personal interests intermix in your business tweets, I see it only hurting. Even then, some HR professionals are reading 100 resumes an hour, I don't see them taking the time to decipher tweet-speak. Now, for certain individuals, I can see it as a benefit. If you are in advertizing or a looking to run someone's social media presence, for example.

robo_dev
robo_dev

So your resume now contains links to NSFW sites and hosts malware links....