Virallock was recently featured on an article on 14news.com looking at how to effectively sell yourself on Facebook. This article is really targeted towards job seekers – used wisely, your social network presence in general, and Facebook presence in particular, can help you stand out from a crowd of candidates. Here is an excerpt:
“When I give you my resume, I’m giving you a two dimensional view of who I say I am. If you check out my viral footprint, you see a much fuller picture of who I am,” said Michael P. Grace, founder of Virallock, a company that specializes in helping teens and young adults clean up their online reputation and establish a more positive presence.
“Right, wrong or indifferent, social media platforms have changed the reality of our lives. Facebook wasn’t intended to be an extension of your resume, but the reality is, it’s become that.”
Grace recommends embracing the idea that your social media page is an extension of your life and using it to your advantage.
If you list “camp counselor” on your resume, make sure there are photos on your Facebook or Twitter page that illustrate that.
“If you have it on your resume, you need to have some trail of that on your social media presence,” he said.
Such photos, Grace says, are part of how you brand yourself.
Read the entire article here.