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The Benefits of a Social Résumé

Observe, the [already obsolete] contemporary functional resume template.

What does that tell you about someone? The strength of the traditional resume is that it pulls relevant snippets from our professional history and organizes it in an easy-to-read, intuitive fashion. Great. In many ways, the current SMR template is simlarly formatted–leading with headlines and core news facts.

The social resume should honor the brief, tightened template of the traditional resume, but augment this template with links to content-rich social media properties. Unlike the old, one-page hard copy resume, the social resume offers employers the option of visiting a variety of sites that contain unique, specialized information on an applicant.

More to come…


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