Getting your job seeking techniques right has never been more important than it is now, with 1 in 6 of those interviewed claiming the got their current job using Social Media. Help yourself to get it right by absorbing the information contained in this Inforgraphic about creating and using a Social Resume, a.k.a. spreading your CV using Social Media.
– The percentage of employers reported using Social Media to recruit new staff continues to rise from 89% in 2011 up to 92% in 2012, with the majority using LinkedIn.
– 88% of job seekers asked in 2012 had at least 1 networking profiles, and 44% had 3 or more!
– The majority of job seekers used in 2011 and 2012 used Facebook to assist them find work.
– A 2012 survey indicated your Social Resume should include: Details of membership in professional organisations; and information about voluntary work.
– Do not include in your Social Resume: swearing or profanity; poor grammar and spelling; details or images of alcohol consumption; reference to religious posts.
When recruiters were asked whether a Social Presence is worth the hard work it has been identified that recruiters believe so! 89% of recruiters have hired using LinkedIn, 25% through Facebook and 15% have hired using Twitter.