Certainly, the place to start the job search is with your resume. I have had my resume reviewed by no less than four professionals who have all disagreed totally with each other. You need to be ready for that and use their comments to help you develop your resume. Do not pay for a resume service to write your resume. Free help is available and the professional resume writer tends to produce a resume that looks almost nothing like the candidate. Your resume needs to be your resume.
I may get back to resumes in a latter blog, but my primary focus is on social media. I mention resumes here because the first social media platform you need to concentrate on is LinkedIn. Almost everyone agrees with this. Not having a LinkedIn account in today’s job search market is like trying to get a job without a resume. LinkedIn is a way to put your professional profile on-line where recruiters can find it. It is also a great tool for the job hunter.
I am going to spread my discussion of LinkedIn over six blogs:
1) Your Picture
2) Your Connections
3) Getting Found
4) Your Recommendations
5) Joining Groups
6) Using LinkedIn
If you are not on LinkedIn, go to http://www.linkedin.com and get started.