Incorporating Social Media in Your Job Search
Reston, VA (PRWEB) April 22, 2009
Why: With the number of layoffs expected to continue to rise in the coming months, standing out from the crowd has never been more important. To help individuals create an effective digital resume that takes advantage of today's social media culture and environment. In this webinar, job seekers will learn how to integrate and complement their VisualCV with popular social media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook and share their qualifications with friends and colleagues on social networks like Twitter. The webinar, entitled "Incorporating Social Media in Your Job Search," is a 60-minute, online presentation available for playback at http://www.visualcv.com/www/learning_center/webinars/socialmedia/index.html
In this playback you will learn how to:
- Leverage Web 2.0 in the job search
- Present your strengths in a VisualCV
- Efficiently use social media outlets in the job search
- Imitate the achievements of others via personal success stories
What: The immediate availability of the "Incorporating Social Media in Your Job Search," webinar playback that looks at how people can create a personal, interactive resume using new-age tools such as VisualCV. This free online, media-rich resume tool lets individuals go beyond traditional resume text to embed portfolio items such as sales performance charts, images, audio and video clips of work, letters of recommendation, awards and qualifications, etc. Critically important in today's recruiting world where candidates are often "Googled" early on in the hiring process, VisualCV helps job seekers present a consistent professional image online that can be linked to wherever they have a digital footprint -- LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, a personal or professional blog, email signature line, etc.
By demonstrating their expertise and accomplishments, individuals can rise above the noise and attract the time and attention of recruiters and hiring managers who have been overwhelmed with the record number of resumes and candidates. In fact, more than 725 companies are actively accepting VisualCVs including many well-established brands such as Amazon.com and Citrix, and the list continues to grow daily. Likewise, numerous professionals are using the free service for personal branding, business development, and passive job seeking/networking. To access the complete playback visit http://www.visualcv.com/www/learning_center/webinars/socialmedia/index.html
Who: Designed specifically for individuals looking to create their own digital, media-rich resume and leverage popular Web 2.0 sites for maximum exposure. Attended by more than 400 participants, the webinar was conducted by the following panelists:
•Karen Masullo, Executive Transitions & Resume Development Senior Technology Marketing Executive with 15+ years in the Career Transitions Industry.
•Pierce Resler, Director, Marketing at VisualCV, Inc. the company reinventing the resume for the digital age.
When: The playback of the Webinar entitled "Incorporating Social Media in Your Job Search," is available by visiting: http://www.visualcv.com/www/learning_center/webinars/socialmedia/index.html . Additional information can be found by visiting the VisualCV webinar library, by reading The Insider's Guide to the VisualCV or by visiting the company at http://www.visualcv.com.
Note to editors: One on one interviews are available by contacting: Chris McCoin or Richard Smith at 508-429-5988 (Chris) or 978-433-3304 (Rick) or via email at chris(at)mccoinsmith.com or rick(at)mccoinsmith.com.