social resumeIn the executive recruiting industry, the main currency is resumes. In order for you to get a job, a recruiter must find your resume, see that you are fit for the job, and present the resume to their client. Well written and well organized resumes are gold. Though traditional resumes are still around, digital resumes are becoming more popular. Digital resumes lend themselves to be more detailed and can contain more information about the job candidate.

Job seekers are always looking for new ways to connect with prospective employers.  New ways to be found, to be seen, to be heard. That’s where the social resume comes into play. A social resume is your online presence. It should present you to the professional world as a well qualified job candidate. According to this infographic made by online colleges, 89% of recruiters have hired someone through Linked In, 25% have hired through Facebook, and 15% have hired through Twitter. The numbers don’t lie, you need to be on these social networking sites.

Here are some of the key findings of the social resume infographic:

– 1 in 6 job seekers credit social media with landing their current job
– 92% of employers reported using social media for recruitment
– 88% of job seekers have created at least 1 social networking profile
– 92% of employers reported using social media for recruitment
– 80% of recruiters say they want to see a membership in a professional organization on their social resume


how job seekers and employers are connecting online

Source: Online Colleges