Goodbye Resume, Hello Social Bio – via Behance

It is true: If you are an art director, media specialist or any type of creative, you probably haven’t been using a traditional resume for job applications. You’ll put together something visual; giving your potential employers something creative that hopefully will impress them.

Instead of reading down your achievements on a piece of paper, employers today are more likely to Google you, looking up your social profiles and appearances on websites. Hence, it is rather more effective for you to keep a talent-ful social media profile than crafting that beautiful piece of  8.5 by 11.

But, how can you make sure that your social bio is conveying the desired message? Behance has the following guidelines for beginners:

1. Share a point of view – Be you, take a stand on issues.
2. Create a backstory – What’s your origin?
3. Incorporate external validators – Who supports your take?
4. Invite people into a relationship – Connect with others.

Read for detailed formula at Behance: The Resume is Dead, Bio is King.

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About Jason Tham

Jason Tham is a PhD student at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. His research interests are digital pedagogy, connectivism and connected learning, computers and writing, and visual rhetoric.
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