As I continue researching social recruiting, the more I uncover.
I know the job market is tough at the moment, and I know more and more people are getting creative with the ways they present themselves online – but it still amazes me how creative people really are – how out-of-the-box they actually think
Throughout the two months I have been working on this project one women (and her vine video) has been making national and local headlines. I read (and saw her video) when it was first posted, as well as read when she finally achieved employment. While it was amazing to see this example and cheer her on. It quickly dawned on me she was not the first person, nor will she be the last, to display her qualifications to the world in eye-catching ways.
As more people head online and create content, it becomes harder to shift through all the noise. Job seekers and recruiters alike have to continuously create and post quality content, that not only get people talking about it, but also sharing it, and commenting on it. A few examples I came across that caused me to immediately explain – this is awesome was a #socialCV done on RebelMouse! I’ve seen #socialCV’s done on Pinterest, on Prezi, whole website’s created to showcase a portfolio – but this was the first time I saw one done on RebelMouse.
Jonha Revesencio, curated her content from across the internet and put it all in a neat little package from which it is easy to read, scroll through, share, and connect with her. You can easily see the channels she is involved in, her career highlights, her resume, recommendations, and more. I can really see many others using RebelMouse this way in the future. It is different from how most people use RebelMouse- thus it stands out from the pack.
Another example I found that really caught my eye was Lindsay Blackwell’s campaign to get the attention of the Vice President of Communications for the University of Michigan. Lindsay wanted to become the schools first Social Media Director – which means managing multiple channels, which she did even before she stepped foot on the campus for an interview. The website included video, text, pictures, it showed off Lindsay’s personality AND as the site gained traction she took her audience with her on her journey. She didn’t just stop adding to the site when she got her first interview, she kept posting and updating to her engaged audience – that is what made this campaign stick out in my mind. She proved she could do the job, before she even stepped foot on the campus.
It’s always amazing and inspiring to see all the cool things people do with their brand. As well as how they put their best foot forward and catch the eye of the employer they seek. I can’t wait to see what other spaces people use to display their skills.
If you have any other examples, please do share!