On both sides (employer and employee) user generated content is becoming more and more important to find good hires as well as attract good hires. A while back i even posted about some work we have done with clients to help them track and react through recruiting dashboards.
The funny thing is that right before i noticed the meme, i updated my Resume/CV to incorporate social media elements into the standard 'acceptable paper' format. Although many hiring managers and recruiters know enough to 'google' someone or find their blog, i figured it would be better to add those elements to a Resume/CV saving them a couple clicks. Taking a que from the Social Media Press Release, i added some dynamic icon links to my resume as follows:
- GoogleMe - (notting out some terms like for example Ben Kinsley- no it is not me)
- My Blip.TV channel
Some may ask why- hey they are going to find it anyway- might as well show them efficiency from interaction number one! I like this format since it removes some of the static elements of the traditional resume. This PDF resume in some one's DMS system will always point to my most recent activities yet it maintains the standard Resume/CV format that is currently acceptable.
Now the big question- would a employer/recruiter know enough to click on the icons?