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Social Media Profiles – Insider Information, Examples, Q&A

Listing Social Media on your resume can significantly leverage you against other candidates competing for the same job. Over one-third of employers actively employ social media to screen candidates according to recent news reports. Recruiters are using social media to see if the candidate is a suitable fit for the workplace and company culture.

Your LinkedIn Profile is the first choice for your resume, followed by your Facebook page and Twitter feed. Only include social media links that reflect you in a positive, professional image. If this is not true, it would be best to omit them from your resume.

Blogs, portfolios, and other career-related social media links such as Tumblr, Pinterest, and Google+ can enhance your resume and provide hiring managers with more complete information about you and your capabilities and interests.

Insider Tip: Name each profile followed by a colon and then hyperlink each address that you have chosen to share with prospective employers. Allow potential employers and hiring managers to link directly to your profile to learn about your quickly.

Verify all of the content on your social media profiles is the same and update your profiles on a regular basis. Proofread all of the pages that you share for misspelled words or grammatical errors.

Social Media Profiles - Examples

This is how you should list your social media links on your resume.

 

If you choose to include your LinkedIn Profile, write:

LINKEDIN

 

 Visit www.linkedin.com/profile/youraddress

 

Embed social media links from your previous employers that show you in a positive light. For example, if you were the product marketing manager of one of your previous employer’s product pages on Facebook, provide the Facebook link with the description of the company in the work experience section of your resume.

 

FACEBOOK

 

 Visit www.facebook.com/profile

 

Social Media Profiles - Questions & Answers

 

Why include Social Media links on my resume?

 

Listing Social Media on your resume can significantly leverage you against other candidates competing for the same job. Over one-third of employers actively employ social media to screen candidates according to recent news reports.

 

Which Social Media links should I include on my resume?

 

Your LinkedIn Profile is the first choice for your resume, followed by your Facebook page and Twitter feed. Only include social media links that reflect you in a positive, professional image. If this is not true, it would be best to omit them from your resume.

 

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