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Networking Tips: Sharing Your Video Resume on Social Media

Social media has become a very large part of our lives- especially if you are living as a young adult. Companies use social media to gain site traffic, offer deals to bring in revenue, to stay up on the times and even to find potential new hires. For that reason, it’s not surprising that social media is incorporated into your job search and your networking process. With Spark Hire, you can strengthen your networking techniques and your social media attention with companies by simply adding your video resume to your personal profiles as well as company’s pages.

If you are not incorporating social media into your job search, then you are missing out on huge networking possibilities. According to statistics, 75 percent of companies use LinkedIn for background checks, 48 percent use Facebook and 26 percent use Twitter. If the vast majority of companies use social media to perform background checks on hopeful candidates, then as a job seeker you should be utilizing this generous source. Adding a video resume to your social media profile is the easiest way for companies to see what you are looking for in a job, what kind of talents and skills you bring to the table and how passionate you are about your work. Even more, it gives you the chance to get in front of an employer with barely any effort. The sole purpose of your resume is to peek the interest of companies to snag an interview, right? Well, if you send your resume along with a video resume, you are already putting yourself in front of the employer.

With a video resume, you become much more than just words on paper. You become, you! If you haven’t already recorded a video resume of your own, then it would be in your best interest to do so soon. When you make a video resume through Spark Hire, it’s fast and easy. Just sign up with Spark Hire and get started today. You don’t need to download any software and it takes just minutes. Once you record your video resume and are fully satisfied with it, you can start sharing it on all of your social media outlets. There’s some things to remember, though. It’s a great idea to post your video resume on all of your social media platforms, but it is not a great idea to post your video resume on hundreds of company’s pages at once.

If you are going to post your video resume on a company’s social media page, make sure you have done the research on what they do and know that you truly want to work for this company. Is this company hiring? Are they looking for someone with your particular skills and interests? If not, then posting your video resume on their wall will just look like spam. You want to make sure you are making the most of your video resume and not abusing its utility. When you post your video resume on a company’s page, add a little blurb about how interested you are in the work they do and why their company peeked your interest. It would be wise to put in your video why you are passionate about what you do and why you chose the field you are in. Companies don’t just want to hear lip service. They want something and someone that is creative and unique. Show companies why you are the best fit for their position and start utilizing your video resume through social media today.

Nicole Nicholson

Nicole is the Content Editor for Spark Hire and mainly writes for and edits the work for the Spark News blog. She graduated in 2010 with a BA in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has a passion for writing, editing, and pretty much anything to do with content. In her free time she frequents the Chicago music scene and writes reviews on shows for her own personal blog. Connect with Nicole and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter