When it comes to job hunting via social media there are proven clues and steps to follow on how to TAILOR YOUR RESUME TO THE JOB DESCRIPTION
Most job seekers make the same mistake of having just one resume for all the job applications they make.
Here are some guidelines to follow in order to position yourself well on the internet for jobs:
1. Avoid a one-size-fits all resume.
Everyone uses the same resume for every job possibilities regardless of the job description, forgetting that this is the internet. The first thing to do is always submit a customized resume as said by Tory Johnson. Because most organizations today use the job applicant tracking system to sort through the large number of resumes they receive to identify potential candidates. The applicant tracking system, searches for relevant keywords and phrases that fit the job description, so if you have a customized resume and those words are found there, it will automatically save your information on the company’s data base if not then your resume would be useless.
2. Fine tune with applications for keyword hits.
When you see a job description make sure you note all the keywords used and catch phrases too then fine tune your customized resume with the words (your ability to do them effectively).
3. Check out the length
Most resumes are too long or too somehow and there would not be enough time to go through all, so it would be wise to focus on some key places in your resume. Like the school you went to and the kind of experienced gained over time as a student.
4. Hit on your strengths
Point out your leadership qualities instead of punishing everyone with your epic-sized resumes. The highest a resume should be is two-paged.
5. Mind the unnecessary extras
Last but not the least, never give more information than you were asked. For instance, your political affiliations, religious affiliations and hobbies are irrelevant.
It is of no mean truth that Social Media has positively impacted the 21st century employability chances. In a 2013 report, 77% of companies surveyed revealed that they used social networking sites to recruit candidates,meanwhile it was only 34% in 2008. Wisdom says you should consider your social networks as part of your new CV.
— Jesse The #SMDoctor (@jesse_onomiwo) February 27, 2015