The Resume is Dead...Long Live the...

…the what?  I don’t honestly know what to call it.  I can however, describe it.

The new resume is a personal brand that is created and crafted throughout a career.  It begins in college.  It continues to build and grow, morphing into a complete and detailed account of you…who you are as a person…professional and personal.

Yes.  The line between professional and personal grows more blurry as each new social media site is launched.

The new resume encompasses every social media site including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pintrest, Google+, YouTube, TED, Prezi and all the others that are being conceived even as I write this.

The new resume is a living, breathing entity.  It changes just like you do.

The new resume is interactive.  It allows you to speak to an audience and members of that audience to respond to you.

The new resume is virtual.  It is accessible by anyone, from anywhere, at any time.

The new resume is now.

Have you got your game on?

No?  Well get with the program or be prepared to be left in the dust.  The only thing that has ever been constant in the world is change.  Our world today changes so fast it will make your head spin.  Try to keep up.

 For some real life examples of the new resume, check out these sites:

Can’t do that, you think?  Oh yes you can.  You really don’t have a choice.  Consider this.

  • In 2012, Jobvite found that 92% of all U.S. companies used social networks and media to source new talent.
  • IBM’s Institute of Business Value states that creativity and innovation are critical leadership competencies that they will source for to continue to build their business models.
  • There are 135M members on LinkedIn.
  • 18.4M Americans got their current jobs off Facebook.
  • 90% of all job hunters have at least one profile on a social media site.

Convinced?  Here’s what you need to do now!

  1. Play by the new rules.  What are the new rules?  There are no rules.
  2. Stand out from the crowd.  Utilize each and every means to differentiate yourself from others.
  3. Take a risk.  Go out on a limb.  That’s where the fruit is.
  4. Challenge the status quo.  Color outside the lines.
  5. Craft your personal brand.  Deliver its message constantly and consistently.
  6. Read The Resume is Dead by Nelson Wang
  7. Work collaboratively with a bleeding edge career coach that is as committed and determined as you are to support you in getting your dream job.
  8. Create something extraordinary.
  9. Be grateful.  Each and every day for all that you have today.
  10. Pay it forward.

At do-over,me who support people in transition.  We'll help you step out of your comfort zone and create a personal brand that will help get you noticed.  Give us a call at 630-402-0429.