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You just got laid off from Boston Scientific, or wherever. Be smart and build a social resume

February 7, 2013 12:00 pm by | 0 Comments

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Boston Scientific recently announced that it will be laying of 900 to 1,000 employees globally.

Here’s what every laid off employee should do — build a social resume. And here’s why:

A whopping 92 percent of employers reported using social media to recruit people. That’s up from 89 percent in 2011. Their preferred social network for recruiting purposes is LinkedIn, with 93 percent using that site compared with Facebook (66 percent) and Twitter (54 percent). Still, use of those sites have increased in the past year.

So where can you build a social resume and what should a social resume contain?

Other than the three mentioned above, look at Resumesocial.com, VisualCV.com, Razume.com and Ziggs.com, according to this infographic below created for Onlinecolleges.com.

As for content, use common sense. Steer clear of profanity and get a second pair of eyes to check for any typos or grammatical errors. Recruiters also like to see whether potential candidates are part of professional organizations and any volunteer work they are involved in.

For more, read the infographic below.

 

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Arundhati Parmar

By Arundhati Parmar

Arundhati Parmar is the Medical Devices Reporter at MedCity News. She has covered medical technology since 2008 and specialized in business journalism since 2001. Parmar has three degrees from three continents - a Bachelor of Arts in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India; a Masters in English Literature from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago. She has sworn never to enter a classroom again.
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