Thankfully I am extremely happy with my new job. A few people have asked me recently what type of resume / CV I put together that would be applicable for a job in social media. The truth of the matter is that I was in the midst of putting one together and had the same questions myself when this job “happened” to fall into my lap.
The main thing that stood me in good stead, I think, was my online presence. More than a piece of paper that says where you went to school and what jobs you have had, if you are applying to a social media position – it’s important for a potential employer to see that you are indeed out there, using social media in a positive context.
I have been blogging for nigh on 3 years, have a Facebook and Twitter presence and a strong following on all three networks. I am engaged with other people online and have taken part in social media events – I was a panelist at the Metroimma Social Media Shmooze last month, for example.
Yes the resume can be important, and you should definitely have one, but I would definitely say that online presence is equally as important if not more so.
I wanted to open up the comments to you all – is there anything you can suggest to these friends of mine who are looking for positions in the social media field? What should they be doing to get their name out there? Where is the best place to find such jobs advertised? What should and should not be on their resume?