Image Credit: "Resume T-shirt" by SOCIALisBETTER

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:

Optional items to enhance your social media resume include:

  • A selection of  photos you have taken, to show your photography skills. (You may wish to put these in a slideshow format using Picasa or PPT/ SlideShare.)
  • 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)


2 Responses to Social Media Resume Assignment :: COMM 4633 and SPC 4350

  1. Nancy in NewEngland says:

    I graduated from college in the early 1990’s when ad/pr involved a lot of spray mount to assemble a portfolio. After taking my career in another direction, the recipe for social media resume will be a great help to get back on track.

  2. Your photo took me back ten years or so.

    I was approaching Notting Hill underground station in London on my way to the tennis at Wimbledon (my way of saying it was summer in the city).

    It took me longer than it should to read the t-shirt of a woman walking the other way (I’m slightly short-sighted). The caption: ‘Don’t you know, It’s rude to stare!’