It is going to take some new approaches to capture the attention of overwhelmed HR professionals and hiring managers today. If you are looking for a job right now, most likely you are submitting your resume to posted job openings. It will take much more than that to secure your next job. Oh, you already knew this. So you've heard you need to be networking. You've been attending networking meetings until you are blue in the face and that doesn't seem to be working either. What else can you do?
Taking that first step out of your comfort zone generally takes courage. But where to start? Jacob Share has posted 8 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for your Job Search on JobMob.
Some of these ideas are pretty interesting. In order to be successful with any of these ideas, you will need to implement your strategy well.
One of the suggestions made is to use a video resume. If this is something you chose to embark upon, you will want to see some examples. What is it you hope your video resume will accomplish? What message are you trying to get across? It has to be more than just, "Hey, this is what I have done". Convey your personality, make it high quality and keep it at 1 minute.
The idea behind this post is to develop creative ways to use social media to develop an online presence because you just never know when, where or how your next opportunity will happen. Using a variety of approaches, especially social media, could increase the odds.