The rise and rise of the social curriculum vitae [infographic]

The rise and rise of the social media resumeWe’ve written a few things about the rise of the social curriculum vitae and how you should consider ditching the traditional CV or resume in favour of an infographic as increasingly it is no longer enough to list your education and job experience on a Word document and email it to recruiters. That just won’t cut it. However, it isn’t simply about how you present yourself to potential employers with your social CV, but how you find yourself your next role to begin with. For many of us that means social media.

Many people think of simply LinkedIn, which let’s face it is viewed by many as a glorified online CV and job finding site. Facebook might be better known for helping people lose jobs, but it can also help.

It was only earlier this week that it was being reported that up to five workers at the Department for Transport were sacked for misuse of social media between 2010 and 2012, according to a Freedom of Information request.

A further 20 staff were disciplined with the cases being evenly split between incidents involving Twitter and Facebook. The figures follow similar incidents that showed 11 civil servants at the department for work and pensions and two at the BBC were fired for misuse of social media.

Both recruiters and job seekers are using Facebook as well as LinkedIn and Twitter. This infographic from OnlineColleges.com takes a closer look at the many benefits of properlyusing social in your job search.

It has some great stats and tips as well about where you can build that social resume.