Brazen Careerist just developed a Social Resume feature which allows professionals to gather all of their notable social contributions in one place for employers to see. At first glance, it reminded me of VisualCV which serves as an online resume that can showcase not only a standard resume, but your multimedia contributions and overall portfolio as well. While a Social Resume may seem like a good idea at first, one could argue that your entire online presence is your social resume. While employers would have the option to see positive items with Brazen's new feature, why would they not want to see the good, the bad and the ugly of your social presence? One search in Google and you're all theirs. Focusing on building our "social resume" through blogs, tweets, Facebook etc. is more vital. Contributing notable content to the internet on a daily basis is enough to serve as a great social resume any day. I commend them for thinking of this idea but I wonder how much value employers would truly see in it. It can be rather easy to compile and boast of our best work but in a world where information about most can be found with a click of a button, perhaps the attention needs to be focused on the bigger picture.
This is definitely not new news but something I keep noticing and appreciating; the ability to comment on people's Facebook feed activity. I have seen endless conversations via a person's status update and really believe this was a great move. They have integrated the functionality of a traditional forum thread into the platform and now more than ever people are debating politics, helping eachother with issues and creating more of a social environment than the typical Facebook wall can provide. These comments show up visibly on the feeds while signing in and encourage the average user to chime in. Friends of one person can communicate where they wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to do so thus creating more networking opportunities. I can't say enough about this feature. Take advantage of it if you haven't already!
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