Monthly Archives: May 2009

….”internet your way to a job!”

OK…the latest craze…twitter, linkedin, facebook, plaxo your way into your new job…wellllllll, maybe…

they are simply tools to get interviews…don’t be lead to believe that they are going to revolutionize your job search..

the three new books i just read on internetting your way to a new job don’t even address how to interview  or how to sell yourself…they sell the idea that by using the net you can miraculously have a job fall in your lap..

oh, yea…here we go…a video resume…i don’t think it will help you at all…it is worse than a video conference interview… it will give an employer too many reasons to eliminate you… too one dimensional…like your picture on your resume ..

don’t buy it…look at the revolutionary internet stuff on other folks…see what you think…

twitter…i could be wrong, but what kind of busy, hard working candidate or employer has time to “follow” other folks around all day…

some of this stuff is just too social…might be great to find a date…but not a job..

hey, if they get you  an interview..OK…but don’t think it is going to make looking for a job any easier…

…your picture on your resume

this has been a bit of a “thing” lately…DON’T DO THIS…DO NOT PUT YOUR MUG ON YOUR RESUME.. you are not trying to get a date…you don’t look anywhere near as good in a picture as you think you do…i don’t care what you or your spouce or friends think…

in fact, it is just another reason for someone not to like you 

the resume should communicate, “here is why you should interview me”….your picture doesn’t help that..