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Monday, October 26, 2009

Be a Passive Job Seeker by utilizing Social Media

Google announced last week that they struck a deal with Twitter to include real-time tweets in Google’s search results. Facebook is continuing to add more job related content and users can add their job history to their Facebook profile. ResuWe allows it's users to have their Facebook friends comment and make recommendations on their resume. ResuWe also allows it's users the ability to tweet their resume and have a vanity ResuWe URL which will allow user's resumes to be searched and viewed via the Open Web.

Having a resume available online is part of an individual's personal brand. Posting a resume on one of the pay boards limits who can search the resume to only those who pay for a user license. Also, users spend a lot of time posting their resumes to each of the job boards (Monster, Careerbuilder, LinkedIn, etc.). Passive job seekers can now safely have a social media enhanced resume available via the open web using ResuWe.com.

With a 9.8% unemployment rate (US BLS September, 2009) and a slowly improving economy, workers unhappy with their current job may still be hesitant to actively start looking for a new position. This information, coupled with more and more companies spending money on technologies involving open web searches to find passive candidates, are reasons why to be a passive job seeker.

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