Should your resume include social media links?
In today’s age, social media is a part of everyday life for most people. Many of us have multiple social media accounts that we use to stay connected with friends, family, and the world around us. But what about using social media to your advantage when it comes to job hunting? Should you include social media links on your resume?
While you should not include social media accounts that you use for personal purposes (no politics, religion, unprofessional photos, etc.), if you have social media accounts that you use for professional reasons, the answer is yes. Including social media links on your resume can actually be very beneficial. Here’s why:
It Shows That You’re Tech-Savvy: In today’s business world, being tech-savvy is more important than ever. By including social media links on your resume, you’re showing potential employers that you know how to use various types of technology and that you’re comfortable using them. This can give you a leg up over other candidates who don’t have social media links on their resumes.
It Allows Employers to Learn More About You: Let’s face it, a resume can only tell employers so much about you. By including social media links on your resume, you’re giving employers the opportunity to learn more about you as a person.
It Provides an Easy way for Employers to Contact You: If an employer is interested in contacting you after seeing your resume, having your social media links readily available makes it easy for them to do so. They can simply click on the link and send you a message.
So go ahead and include those links to your professional social media accounts! And the resume template from our Connexion Collection makes it easy for you to do so. The resume includes a spot for social media accounts that include:
- Your professional blog or online portfolio
You can also easily change, add, or remove social media accounts if you wish.
Even better, this resume with social media links is ATS-friendly. ATS compatibility is essential and many of the cheap and free resume templates online are not ATS-friendly. This can bring your job search to a screeching halt. Distinctive Resume Templates are different. They have been created by a professional resume writer with more than 25 years of experience. Not only are they ATS-friendly, but they are also designed for real-world use and are easily customized to fit your individual needs.
The Connexion Collection includes an optional bundle of matching career documents, including a professional biography template, a references sheet template, and even a cover letter template.
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All of our resume templates are created to make it easy for you to customize them and make them your own. You can easily add or remove sections, rename sections, or even swap sections around. Changing the color scheme is equally easy, and we include video tutorials with every resume purchase, to show you how to do this. Here are just some of the many resume color schemes available when you use our Connexion resume template and the other matching career templates in the collection.
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