Today I learned an important lesson on Social Media presence and how it relates to your resume. You need to make sure that your presence online, on paper and in person are on point. Make sure that your LinkedIn is up to date, since it is your online resume. Also, make sure that your other online accounts such as Facebook and Twitter are good too. These are the things that the selection committee will be looking for.
As a person who is part of the “millennial” or “Generation Y” group, I have to especially make sure that what I say on paper and online is really what it is. Like my friend said, #SoMe is a “truth checker.” Plus it shows who you really are. Yes, your resume may be one or one and a half pages long and your cover letter is really good, but once someone hits the magnifying glass on the Google Search, it better not be downhill from there.
It is important to constantly Google yourself. Usually your first and last name and what state or country you live in. I have provided an example below: