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Social Media Resume

Current job seekers should know that in this frenzied, digital era, they are exposed on all of their social media pages.  Whether your social site of choice is Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, or another, anything you post online is conceivably going to be seen by hiring managers or HR directors at the companies you are applying to work for.

This is generally seen as a negative for most people.  However, this is a wonderful opportunity to show some of your attributes that you cannot portray on paper.  Use these spaces to highlight your volunteer career, your diligent work ethic, some of the work you have done in the past, some of your local business connections and anything else positive that could relate to your field of work.

Once you have updated all of your social media pages by ensuring that they are emphasizing your strengths, and after you have removed any unfavorable images, go ahead and put your page links on your resume.  This will give yourself an advantage by taking something others are shying away from and highlighting your own strengths with it.