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Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Joshua Waldman

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Chapter 11

Casting a Wide Net with Other Online Résumés

In This Chapter

arrow Expanding your online résumé beyond LinkedIn

arrow Surveying other online résumé services

arrow Presenting the do-it-yourself option for digital résumés

Although LinkedIn seems to have the highest leverage with recruiters and hiring managers, many job seekers still find it useful to publish several other online résumés so they can have full control over the look, feel, and flow of the content they present. After all, the more information you share with an employer, the better off you are. As a job seeker, your goal is to present a well-rounded version of yourself to the hiring manager. You want to get to an interview and have the recruiter say, “Geez, I feel like I already know you!”

In this chapter, I introduce you to some of the most innovative online résumé services available and reveal how to use them in a powerful way to better communicate your job application. Remember that the more of yourself you put out there in the Wild West (otherwise known as the World Wide Web), the more likely you are to be found.

Understanding the Benefits of Online Résumés

Most recruiters I talk to say they’re actively seeking candidates ...

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