How To Build A ‘Social’ Resume [Infographic]

So you want to build a “social” resume, right? It might surprise you to know that doing so involves quite a bit more than just starting (or updating) a LinkedIn account.

A potential employer can learn a lot about you by checking your Facebook or Twitter, probing a blog or Tumblr, or searching your name on a social influence site like Klout. Heck, job opportunities have been lost by the thousands because of social media, so it makes some sense to treat your online profiles as part of a broader employment resume. They’re going to check them anyway.

And it’s honestly not a bad thing to be researched by an employer on social. They can get a much better idea of who you are through your social habits than by sitting down with you or cold-calling from a submitted resume. Furthermore, one in six job seekers said that social media helped them get their current jobs.

If you’re one of the other five, check out the below infographic from Online Colleges to pick up some tips.

Social resume

If you need any more help on building your social resume, let us know in the comments below!

Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.


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  1. I would go to your networking meeting if you were closer! Let me know if you host something similar online. I'd love to hear more about your social résumé. Your into something big!