Check out our videos from the seminar as well as the main points each speaker discussed with the finalists.
What do you think about two-page resumés?
- If it’s not relevant experience, get it off
- For most students and new grads, you probably don’t have two pages worth of relevant experience
- Know what you want to do, target and forget the rest
- Include things which are relevant to the job you’re applying to and support your credibility
- When you start to pad your resumé, it begins to diffuse your message
- Focus on your talents and skills
- Tailor your resumé to something that you really want to do
- Some employers only care about the brands you’ve worked with, so be sure to include those
Can a Facebook page be a positive thing for a candidate?
- Yes, sometimes, but be careful
- Put your privacy settings as high as possible
- Some employers have policies against checking someone’s page (but that doesn’t necessarily stop them!)
- LinkedIn is the place to be for the professional side
- Have two separate profiles, one professional and one personal
- Some recruiters use Facebook to check a candidate’s previous work experience, interests and hobbies
- It’s a great way to network
- Use a professional Facebook account to join fan pages that reflect a good business sense
- It’s also a great way for people to see you, so make sure your profile picture is a nice one
How do you show off previous projects and what are the benefits of having a LinkedIn page?
- Link projects into your LinkedIn profile
- Add a slideshow and video app to your page
- Keep everything in one place so hiring managers can find it
- You’re still going to need a resumé
- Many recruiters rely on LinkedIn to find and research candidates
- It’s a great place to be, take advantage and really beef up your profile
- Having a rich Linkedin account will add to your credibility
- Make sure your profile impresses and puts your best foot forward on LinkedIn
- Use it as your personal calling card