NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's job seekers have never had more tools in their job search toolbox. In the past, their paper resume has been their primary marketing tool. But a growing number of employers are asking candidates to submit links to their social profiles, aka their 'social resume.'
Evidence is all around. A Chief Marketing Officer recently tweeted he was hiring but only wanted candidates to apply via twitter. And a CEO of a small technical consulting firm wants candidates to 'stalk him on social media' if they want a job.
CareerCloud.com, a new platform that aggregates your social profiles into a single page, thinks candidates and employers are ready to make the social resume a part of the hiring process. The team at CareerCloud offers the following arguments about why your social resume matters now more than ever.
1. It's a complete picture of who you are. If your paper resume is what you do, then your social resume is who you are. Employers want to know that you will fit into their culture and office environment. Since activity on sites like LinkedIn and Twitter are clues to your personality, it just makes sense that they want to see those streams to get a better sense of your character.
2. It lets you standout. Blogging, tweeting, liking & engaging others are perhaps the best way to stand out in a crowded job market. By showcasing your writing skills and passion for the industry you want to work in you can make a name for yourself. You can engage in meaningful conversations on sites like twitter and actually use it to enhance your professional image.
3. It makes you more available. The entire social web has become a giant resume database. By having multiple social media profiles that identify your skills with the right keywords, you can be found. Recruiters are increasingly searching all social media sites from Twitter to Facebook to Pinterest to source talent. The more sites you are active on will only increase your chances of being discovered.
"Social profiles are making talent more findable than ever," says Chris Russell, CEO of CareerCloud. "Smart candidates are realizing they can use it to get ahead and make personal connections with companies they want to work for." CareerCloud's new social resume platform makes it easy to share and promote those profiles.
Job seekers, or anyone with multiple social media accounts, can create a single page social resume on CareerCloud.com. In just 5 minutes, you can connect your LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and Foursquare accounts. Users are then given a unique URL that they can share on their resume, social media and other sites.
Learn more at http://www.careercloud.com
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