Due: April 28 by 11:59pm in GeorgiaVIEW

Worth: 200 points

Social Media Resume Assignment

One of the ways college grads are helping to market themselves is through creating a social media resume. Dan Schwabel shares some excellent advice on social media resumes in a blog post at Mashable.

Using a free online site like WixWeeblyVisualCV, Google Sites or a new WordPress blog, create a social media resume for yourself.

At a minimum, include/embed the following:

  • At least two SlideShare or Prezi presentations you have created (one can be the Trade Book Review you did for this class)
  • One podcast (it can be the one you did for this class)
  • Three work samples (such as PDFs of news releases, brochures, newsletters, ads, etc.) — NOTE: If you have no client work yet, then substitute in at least two items from the Optional list below
  • A hyperlink to your blog
  • Hyperlinks to at least three of your favorite blog posts that you have written (to highlight your writing skills in digital media)
  • A PDF of your traditional resume
  • A hyperlink to your LinkedIn profile

Optional items to enhance your social media resume include:

  • A selection of  photos you have taken, to show your photography skills
  • Links to client work you have produced
  • Links to the social bookmarks you have created
  • Links to Facebook fan pages or groups that you have created and maintain
  • A Wordle of key words that describe you
  • The “Viral” Video you created for this class (if you chose to do one), or another video you have created
  • A social media monitoring report that you have created (to show your social media research skills)
  • A short video in which you introduce yourself to potential employers
  • A link to your Twitter stream (but only if it’s 100% appropriate for a potential employer to view)

NOTE: If you are in my PR Practicum class this semester, this assignment can also serve as your Portfolio.

Here’s a short video that explains this assignment further. NOTE: There may be minor changes/clarifications to this assignment here in this blog post that were not addressed fully in the video.

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16 Responses to Social Media Resume Assignment :: PRCA 3030

  1. Neil McNulty says:

    Like anything “viral”…watch out for “job seeker online influenza”. The biggest illusion on the job seeking and hiring planet today is that the larger the digital footprint of a job seeker, the more atractive the job seeker. The exact opposite is true. Hiring is exactly like dating…the more there is online about someone…the less attractive the potential date (or job seeker)…unless the job seeker is famous for a good reason. (Note: most job seekers aren’t).
    BR/Neil McNulty, lead author of the best seller “The Quick 30/30 Job Solution, Smart Job Search Tips for Surviving Today’s New Economy”.

  2. Thanks for the creativity! It was great to see.

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  5. Hey Professor Nixon,

    Can one of our slideshare presentations be the top 10 things we learned in Introduction to PR we did last year? Or does it need sound?


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  8. Torben Rick says:

    Why not create your own digital business card website, digital curriculum vitae, personal branding landing page


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